Thank you, on behalf of District Attorney Vance, for holding today’s hearing and affording me the opportunity to speak with you about our Fiscal Year 2019 Executive Budget.
"According to Cornell University’s Worker Institute, wage theft in New York accounts for nearly $1 billion in lost wages each year and affects tens of thousands of workers – that’s close to $20 million per week."
DA Vance Announces Investment of $7.2 Million in New Yorkers Reentering Their Communities After Incarceration
"We should firmly and finally acknowledge that when we play a role in sending someone to prison, we own some of the responsibility for what happens when they get out."
Good afternoon Chairmen Richards and Lancman, and members of the Committees on Public Safety and the Justice System. Thank you for the opportunity to speak today about my Office’s Fiscal Year 2019 Preliminary Budget.
Prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office have always been committed to complying fully with, if not exceeding, their constitutional, ethical, and statutory obligations with respect to the disclosure of information and the discovery of documents.
The nature of human trafficking in Manhattan, the United States, and around the globe has transformed dramatically in the 21st century. The illicit transactions that have historically comprised the backbone of this economy are no longer confined to street corners.