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June 21, 2019

DA Vance Delivers Keynote Remarks at Global Cities III Click For More

“New York State criminal procedure laws, as they exist in 2019, do not help district attorneys root out corruption; they prevent us from doing so.”

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May 22, 2019

Testimony for City Council Committee on the Justice System Oversight: Hearing on “Preparing for the Implementation of Bail, Speedy Trial, and Discovery Reform” Click For More

Thank you for having this hearing on what it will take to prepare for the implementation of the Criminal Justice Reforms. It is important to have this discussion to adequately prepare for the sweeping changes that will take effect January 1st.

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April 23, 2019

Written Testimony for NYC Board of Correction’s Special Hearing on Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment in New York City Correctional Facilities Click For More

Thank you for the opportunity to speak today about DA Vance’s strategies to combat sexual violence in the workplace, specifically within New York City Correctional Facilities.

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April 10, 2019

Testimony for City Council Committees on Immigration and the Justice System: Oversight Hearing on “ICE Out of New York Courts” Click For More

"New York is the safest big city in America. It is also a city of immigrants. We regard undocumented New Yorkers as equal members of our community."

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March 19, 2019

Testimony before City Council Public Safety and Finance Committees: FY20 Preliminary Budget Click For More

"The support we have received over the years from the City Council has helped us stay at the forefront of prosecutorial innovation and is critical to our continued success in reducing crime in Manhattan."

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March 13, 2019

DA Vance Delivers Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Results of Rape Kit Testing Investment Click For More

"The backlog not only undermined justice and equality; it also made every woman and every American less safe."

Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Manhattan District Attorney's Office22 hours ago
“During his legendary 35-year career as Manhattan District Attorney, Robert M. Morgenthau’s unimpeachable integrity, unflinching courage, unyielding independence, and fierce devotion to equal justice under the law set the gold standard for distinguished public service across the nation. His incredible tenure as District Attorney, stretching from 1975 to 2009, sparked a paradigm shift among his prosecutorial peers that emphasized proactive strategies, diverse hires, and increased community engagement. His crime-fighting strategies also played an important role in facilitating New York City’s remarkable decline in homicides and violent crime – and its current status as America’s safest big city.

“Morgenthau’s extraordinary record of achievements, longevity, and commitment to prosecuting without fear or favor made him the most respected prosecutor of his generation and a hallowed figure among the 2,000 prosecutors he hired. ‘The Boss,’ as he known by staff, was also revered for the genuine interest he took in people’s lives. His guidance launched the careers of a remarkable number of highly influential public servants, including governors, attorney generals, judges, district attorneys, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. As such, his impact will live on for generations not only at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office but throughout the American legal system. He will be deeply missed by all of us who had the honor and privilege of knowing him.”