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



Signature Projects

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

Members of our office march in Harlem to "Shine the Light" on domestic violence and stand with survivors

DA Vance at one of our office's forums on the opioid epidemic

DA Vance at The LGBT Community Center's annual Pride Month "Garden Party"

DA Vance joins Speaker Corey Johnson and other City Council colleagues for their "Pride Month Celebration"

DA Vance stands with immigrants’ rights advocates to support the Protect Our Courts Act

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

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December 6, 2018

DA Vance Announces 20-Year Sentence in Meat Cleaver Attack on NYPD Detective Click For More

“Off-duty Detective Brian O’Donnell embodied this principle when he courageously jumped into action, tackling a man wielding a meat cleaver among scores of midtown pedestrians. Thanks to his bravery and our prosecutors’ hard work, Mr. Joudeh will now serve a prison sentence commensurate with this intolerable violence.”

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December 5, 2018

DA Vance: James Rackover Sentenced to 28 and 2/3 Years-to-Life for Brutal Murder of Joseph Comunale Click For More

“The judge’s sentence of 28 and 2/3 years-to-life in prison — the maximum permitted by state law — was the only appropriate sentence to address the pain and loss that Joey’s murder inflicted on the Comunale family.”

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November 30, 2018 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Three top NYCHA execs lied about inspections right after public outcry over 2015 elevator death: DA Click For More

Three top managers of NYCHA’s elevator division regularly filed false reports claiming lifts had been inspected when they weren’t – even after a huge public outcry over the death of an elderly tenant in a horrific 2015 accident.

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November 19, 2018

D.A. Vance Announces $162.8 Million Payment From Société Générale to New York City and State Click For More

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., together with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), today announced the resolution of a joint investigation into the criminal conduct of Société Générale (“Soc Gen”), the sixth-largest bank in Europe, and the payment of $880 million in penalties and forfeiture to criminal prosecutors. 

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November 15, 2018

DA Vance Announces Indictment of Olivet University Officials and Christian Media CEO in $25 Million Fraud Probe Arising out of Newsweek Investigation Click For More

"In total, the defendants are alleged to have obtained approximately $35 million in funding through their scheme."

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November 9, 2018 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Construction supervisors charged after Harlem mini-crane accident injured two workers Click For More

Terrence Edwards, the site supervisor, and Timothy Braico, branch manager for Western Waterproofing Company, were both charged with second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced Thursday.

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👮‍♂️ NYPD members risk their lives 24/7 to protect their fellow New Yorkers.

When a man wielding a meat cleaver terrorized crowds in midtown, Off-Duty Det Brian O’Donnell jumped into action.

Thanks to him, no one was killed and this defendant will now serve time in prison 👇


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Monday December 3

Healthy Relationships: Rights & Resources Click For More

We have partnered with John Jay College and the Manhattan Family Justice Center to bring this presentation on domestic violence.