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July 10, 2020

D.A. Vance Urges Cities to Reinvest in Communities of Color in Amsterdam News Op-Ed Click For More

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr. this week called upon cities across America that are divesting from police in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and numerous other Black men and women to prioritize direct reinvestment in communities of color as a key component of antiracist criminal justice reform.

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July 10, 2020 | Amsterdam News

Community Reinvestment (Op-Ed by Cy Vance, Jr.) Click For More

After weeks of sustained, peaceful mass protest against police brutality and structural racism, America finds itself at a tipping point. The racial trauma our country is experiencing portends taking action in every facet of American life – from employment, to education, and especially to law enforcement.

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July 9, 2020

Statement from Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance, Jr. on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion in Trump v. Vance Click For More

“This is a tremendous victory for our nation’s system of justice and its founding principle that no one – not even a president – is above the law. Our investigation, which was delayed for almost a year by this lawsuit, will resume, guided as always by the grand jury’s solemn obligation to follow the law and the facts, wherever they may lead.”

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July 6, 2020

Statement from Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance, Jr. On Incident in Central Park Ramble on May 25, 2020 Click For More

“Today our Office initiated a prosecution of Amy Cooper for Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree. Our office will provide the public with additional information as the case proceeds."

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July 1, 2020 | MANHATTAN TIMES

New aid for assault survivors Click For More

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. has announced that Puerto Rico will test approximately 1,500 sexual assault evidence kits, also known as “rape kits,” as part of a $35 million initiative by his office to test backlogged kits around the country.

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July 1, 2020

D.A. Vance: Puerto Rico to Test 1,500 Backlogged Rape Kits Using Surplus From D.A.’s National Rape Kit Backlog Testing Program Click For More

“Untested rape kits cannot and will not sit on shelves collecting dust during the coronavirus pandemic,” said District Attorney Vance. “We owe survivors of sexual assault so much more than to be forgotten for any reason. This investment makes it possible for Puerto Rico to start testing nearly 1,500 backlogged kits today, and begin the crucial path toward securing justice for survivors.


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Although our summer internships and fellowships looked a little different this year, we are grateful to everyone who joined us virtually for their many contributions to our office. #NationalInternDay