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June 30, 2020

Test Every Kit: Results from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Elimination Grant Program Click For More

The jurisdictions funded under the Manhattan District Attorney’s Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Elimination Grant Program have seen tremendous results. Over the duration of the program, 32 jurisdictions across 20 states sent over 55,000 backlogged kits for testing.

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February 4, 2020

D.A. Vance’s Written Testimony in Support of S790/A3975 Click For More

In 2015, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office joined with the Governor’s Office to expand college in prison programming across the State using asset forfeiture dollars, and subsequently launched a five-year College in Prison Reentry Initiative, providing $7.3 million for post-secondary education in DOCCS facilities and a blueprint for a cohesive statewide college in prison strategy. Funding from my office will end in July of 2022 and my office does not have the resources to provide an extension.

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November 1, 2019

Ending the Prosecution of “Turnstile Jumping” (Q7) Click For More

Effective February 1, 2018, our office no longer prosecutes the overwhelming majority of subway theft of services cases. The office released statistics pertaining to the first 18 months of the policy.

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November 1, 2019

Ending the Prosecution of Marijuana Smoking and Possession (Q5 Statistics) Click For More

Effective August 1, 2018 our office no longer prosecutes most marijuana smoking and low-level marijuana possession. The office released statistics pertaining to the first year of the policy.

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October 29, 2019

Grand Jury Report on Epidemic of Vehicular Violence Click For More

A grand jury empaneled by D.A. Vance recommended extensive legislative and policy fixes to address the epidemic of vehicular violence that has killed 28 of our Manhattan neighbors year-to-date, and injured thousands more. The report led the D.A.’s Office to craft the Vehicular Violence Accountability Act.

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October 2, 2019

Report on Smartphone Encryption and Public Safety: October 2019 Click For More

Since November 2015, this Office has written annual reports on the subject of smartphone encryption, following decisions by Apple and Google in 2014 to render data on their devices completely inaccessible without a passcode. The reports have documented the harmful impact these private business decisions have had on criminal investigations andcriminal justice outcomes at the local, state, national, and international levels.

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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.