Since establishing our Hate Crimes Unit in 2010, District Attorney Vance has made combatting hate crimes a key priority for our Office. Our skilled prosecutors respond to hate crime complaints with urgency, care, professionalism, and with the full force of our laws. In addition to prosecutions, our team of outreach professionals gives presentations to community groups, religious organizations, and schools on ways to better identify hate crimes and report them to law enforcement. Counselors and victim advocates provide ongoing support to victims of bias crime and connect them with resources made available by our Office and our partners. And our Hate Crimes hotline provides a safe, anonymous, and open line of communication between the public and our Office.
We remain committed to protecting all New Yorkers, and we will not tolerate hate and bias crimes.
- DA Vance: James Jackson Sentenced to Life Without Parole For Murdering Timothy Caughman to Incite a “Race War”
- DA Vance: Lashawn Marten Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Striking Three, One Fatally, in Union Square Hate-Crime Assault
- Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., on Proposed Expansion on of State Hate Crime Law