The D.A.'s Office commissioned Trans Equity Consulting to create a Terminology Guide that explains terms and concepts related to sexual orientation and gender identity. The guide is aimed to both educate and establish a basic framework that ensures best practices and protocols.
We are doing the hard work to make Manhattan safer through a data-driven, problem solving approach that gets dangerous people off our streets by prosecuting those that do harm; stops recidivism by connecting people to long-term supportive services; and enhances safety by investing in communities and prevention.
The Office commissioned a report by the Transgender/Gender-Nonconforming/Nonbinary (“TGNCNB”) Working Group with recommendations for the Office – and prosecutors across the country – to better serve trans and gender-diverse survivors, witnesses, community-based advocates, and employees. In December 2021, the Office hired Trans Equity Consulting, led by Principal Consultant and Founder Cecilia Gentili, to guide the Working Group, which included members of the NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (“AVP”), New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, the Hetrick Martin Institute (“HMI”), and the New York City Commission on Human Rights, as well as representatives from the D.A.’s Office. The report represents both the culmination of the Working Group’s efforts, and the official start of the Office’s work to implement the Working Group’s recommendations.
In Summer 2022, New York States received a setback in getting guns off our streets when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an important aspect of New York's gun licensing law, which had been on the books for more than 100 years. Here is what this means for New Yorkers.
The PCJU is the Post-Conviction Justice Unit created under District Attorney Alvin Bragg tasked with reviewing closed cases. The Unit was named “Post-Conviction Justice” to embrace the fact that convictions are not always “right” or “wrongful.” Instead there are multiple measures of justice that may be appropriate after a sentence is imposed.
This brief uses data available on the Manhattan D.A.’s Data Dashboard to highlight how the Office’s declination policies and pre-arraignment diversion programming reduced Manhattan’s criminal justice footprint. This brief aims to increase transparency about the Office’s practices and policies, by contextualizing the data within the Dashboard and highlighting various findings represented within the data it contains.