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.

DA Vance accepting the New York Center for Children's "Champion" Award

The head of our Cybercrime Bureau appears on VICE's "Motherboard" podcast to talk about how we solve and prosecute complex high-tech crimes

DA Vance tours Educational Alliance and learns more about the innovative "two-generation" education program funded by CJII

DA Vance announces the results of the office's $38M investment in testing the national rape kit backlog

DA Vance welcomes players to our annual Saturday Night Lights Invitational Basketball Tournament

Take Your Kids to Work Day 2019

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January 8, 2021 | Gothamist

Long A New York Real Estate Mainstay, LLCs Lose Their Anonymity Click For More

For years, law enforcement officials have warned that this situation presents an attractive loophole for criminals looking to launder the proceeds of their crimes. In 2018, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., called for a national register of beneficial owners, similar to the one created under the regulations Congress just approved.

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December 18, 2020

D.A. Vance: Global Diamond Trader Charged With Stealing More Than $1 Million in Diamonds Click For More

"While diamonds may be forever, this flawed scheme was not, and now Mr. Modi will face the clarity of a New York Supreme Court indictment," said District Attorney Vance.

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November 24, 2020

Statement From Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance, Jr. On The Passing Of Former Mayor David Dinkins Click For More

“New York City has lost a hero with a big heart with the passing of Mayor David Dinkins. He cared so deeply about every one in and every aspect of this great City, reflecting his deeply felt humanity and humility. He was a great friend and teacher, who never pulled a punch when giving advice.

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November 24, 2020 | The Art Newspaper

New York authorities return ancient stele to Egypt Click For More

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has restituted a 2,600-year-old stele to Egypt, after the antiquity was seized by US authorities last year when it arrived at JFK from Paris, on its way to the TEFAF fair in New York.

News | Op-Ed
November 19, 2020 | New York Daily News

The cruelty of parole in New York Click For More

Fortunately, there is a solution. Here in New York, the Less Is More Act has been proposed to incentivize good behavior by people on parole, reduce the number of people imprisoned for non-criminal violations, and shorten how long they can be incarcerated for crimeless missteps.

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November 18, 2020

Manhattan D.A.’s Office Returns Ancient Artifact to Egypt Click For More

“As is typical in these cases, an investigation into one stolen piece often unspools a dark web of countless other trafficked items,” said District Attorney Vance.

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Thursday Dec 3

International Anti-Corruption Conference 2020 Click For More

The U.S. is one of the easiest places in the world for criminals to open anonymous companies to launder money with impunity. Join D.A. Vance along with Senator Whitehouse, and Representative Malinowki at the International Anti-Corruption Conference to discuss the fight for greater incorporation transparency.