“We need to invest in the people returning from prison, and the communities to which they will return. This groundbreaking investment will help West Harlem continue to heal through trauma-informed services with the help of credible messengers and mentors.”
“I was blown away by the quality of the youth ambassadors’ proposals,” Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who spoke at the ceremony, said later. “I hope that they consider careers in criminal justice, because their perspectives are underrepresented in our system, and their talents are truly immense.”
The city’s recent statistics were the silver lining at a discussion led by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance on Oct. 25 on the Lower East Side at the Grand St. Settlement at the Essex Crossing Community Center.
“This weekend’s Art of Healing festival serves as an important reminder that our work as prosecutors extends beyond the courtroom and that, often, delivering justice for victims means meeting with them in their own neighborhoods.”
“Today’s announcement by the Trump Administration to remove protection from deportation for young people brought into this country by their parents is a dark moment…