Cyrus Vance

As Manhattan District Attorney, Cy Vance, Jr. has made the advancement of criminal justice reform part of the mission of the District Attorney's Office, right alongside our centuries-old founding mission of public safety. Click For More



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Learn about our special initiatives to reform the justice system and fight 21st-century crimes.

Our office announces charges against company that stole $1.7M in wages from its employees

DA Vance greets volunteers at our office's "Clean Slate" summons warrant forgiveness event

DA Vance speaks about the trial conviction of former nanny Yoselyn Ortega for the murders of Leo and Lulu Krim

DA Vance congratulates graduates of “Inside Criminal Justice,” an innovative seminar that brings together Queensboro Correctional Facility residents and Manhattan ADA’s

Chief ADA Karen Friedman Agnifilo welcomes advocates and survivors to our 33rd Annual Crime Victims Vigil

DA Vance at our West Harlem Youth Opportunity Hub

Our Office joins students at the March For Our Lives in Washington DC

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May 23, 2018 | AMNY

A simple project wants to give folks a second chance Click For More

Indisputably, for those like Evelyn, the program provides a fresh start. “Everyone deserves a second chance,” she says.

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May 18, 2018 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

NYPD cop guilty of delivering drugs Click For More

In the end, a Manhattan cop's badge didn't help her beat a drug trafficking rap. NYPD officer Nysia Stroud was convicted Thursday of drug possession and official misconduct.

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May 17, 2018 | NEW YORK TIMES

Laborers on a ‘Billionaires’ Row’ Tower Cheated of Wages, D.A. Says Click For More

The laborers were doing concrete work on the luxury Steinway Tower at 111 West 57th Street, a needlelike skyscraper set to open next year full of condominiums for some of the world’s wealthiest people.

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May 16, 2018 | WNYC

District Attorneys Take Steps to Relax Marijuana Enforcement Click For More

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said he would stop prosecuting cases of marijuana possession and smoking in public.

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May 16, 2018 | CNN

Manhattan to stop prosecuting most low-level marijuana cases in August Click For More

In a few months, most similar cases won't be prosecuted. On Tuesday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced his office would decline to take up those cases, effective August 1.

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May 16, 2018 | SLATE

Manhattan DA Announces It Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession to Correct Racial Disparity in Arrests Click For More

District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said the marijuana prosecutions will halt starting Aug. 1, other than in cases where there is a clear public safety concern, which, he predicts, will reduce the yearly marijuana prosecutions in Manhattan from 5,000 to 200.

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Last night, we joined the Center For Court Innovation in Harlem to talk arts programming and alternatives to incarceration with graduates of “Project Reset,” our signature diversion program.

98% of Project Reset’s participants have successfully completed the program 🎓 #CJreform


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