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September 27, 2018

Testimony of Karen Friedman-Agnifilo, Chief Assistant District Attorney New York City Council Committee on the Justice System “Cost of Justice” Click For More

"I thank the Committee on the Justice System for the opportunity to submit written testimony regarding the “Cost of Justice,” a topic of critical importance to promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.

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September 12, 2018

DA Vance Moves to Dismiss 3,000 Marijuana Cases in Manhattan Criminal Court Click For More

As Your Honor knows, we stand here today to address the more than 3,000 open Criminal Court bench warrants for cases my Office no longer prosecutes: marijuana possession and smoking, under Penal Laws 221.10(1), a class B misdemeanor, or PL 221.05, a violation.

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September 10, 2018

DA Vance Delivers Remarks at the International Association of Prosecutors Conference in Johannesburg Click For More

Today in the United States, prosecutorial independence is under attack as at few times in our nation's history. And the principal reason is not hard to discern: we have a President with very expansive views of his power, who chafes under constitutional and normative restraints, and who is himself under investigation.

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May 14, 2018

Testimony Before City Council Justice System and Finance Committees on FY19 Executive Budget Click For More

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.

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April 16, 2018

Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Testimony Before City Council Committee on the Justice System Click For More

"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."

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April 10, 2018

DA Vance Announces Investment of $7.2 Million in New Yorkers Reentering Their Communities After Incarceration Click For More

"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."


Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office2 hours ago
Our Manhattan Mental Health Court celebrated its 100th graduation today! 🎓💯

We're proud to be part of this innovative diversion program, which provides treatment, services and housing to defendants with serious mental illness.

Learn more >> https://www.manhattanda.org/district-attorney-vance-chief-judge-lippman-announce-opening-mental-health-court-manha/ #CJreform