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October 13, 2020 | Hyperallergic

Pandemic Threatens Program Offering Minor Offenders Art Classes Instead of Jail Time Click For More

“Project Reset is an essential component of a modern prosecutor’s office,” Vance told Hyperallergic in an email. “At a time when New Yorkers are demanding alternatives to incarceration and a more equitable justice system, it would be a shame for City lawmakers to let this program end.”

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September 28, 2020 | Wall Street Journal

Settlement Cash Used to Create Trauma-Focused Center in Harlem Click For More

“Prosecutors are looking at their job differently by having a broader vision of what they can do with their offices,” said Mr. Vance. A successful crime-fighting strategy requires more than just arresting people, but investing in prevention and support, he said. “Preventing [a crime] is a far better criminal justice outcome than prosecuting a crime.”

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August 14, 2020 | Associated Press

Isis supporter arraigned in New York City on conspiracy and terrorism charges Click For More

A radical Islamic cleric has been extradited to New York City on charges he recruited followers and fighters for the Islamic State through fiery online lectures and militant propaganda, prosecutors said Friday.

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August 14, 2020 | The Washington Post

Suspected ISIS cleric accused of inspiring American terrorists to stand trial in New York Click For More

A Muslim cleric whose fiery videotaped speeches allegedly helped inspire and recruit countless Islamic State followers pleaded not guilty to terrorism support charges in a Manhattan court Friday after his extradition from Jamaica.

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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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June 5, 2020 | Gothamist

Manhattan DA Declines To Charge Peaceful Protesters Click For More

On the ninth day of protests against police violence, which has resulted in hundreds of demonstrators detained by the NYPD, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced it will not prosecute non-violent protesters “in the interest of justice.”


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D.A. Vance joined NYPD and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) leaders from all over Manhattan for a town hall on the recent rise in gun violence. We are investing in a new vision of public safety that fosters trust between communities and law enforcement.