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D.A. Vance: “Phoenix Project” Begins Serving Young Survivors of Sex Trafficking Across New York City

“My Office’s commitment to fight sex trafficking doesn’t begin and end in the courtroom. Helping survivors obtain housing, health care, and education is key to putting traffickers out of business. Today, using dollars forfeited in our aggressive investigations against major banks, The Foundling’s Phoenix Project opens its doors to young survivors of sex trafficking, offering critical support and mentorship across New York City,” said District Attorney Vance.

Criminal Justice Investment Initiative 2020 Annual Report

Over the unprecedented past year, New York City and our nation have experienced immense suffering and trauma due to a series of crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism in our society, and an alarming rise in gun violence in our metropolitan cities. These crises have brought into sharp relief our society’s inequalities, particularly in our justice system, and the role we, as prosecutors, must play to bring about much-needed change.