“Project Reset is an essential component of a modern prosecutor’s office,” Vance told Hyperallergic in an email. “At a time when New Yorkers are demanding alternatives to incarceration and a more equitable justice system, it would be a shame for City lawmakers to let this program end.”
“Prosecutors are looking at their job differently by having a broader vision of what they can do with their offices,” said Mr. Vance. A successful crime-fighting strategy requires more than just arresting people, but investing in prevention and support, he said. “Preventing [a crime] is a far better criminal justice outcome than prosecuting a crime.”
“The Center for Trauma Innovation will address underlying trauma and promote healing and resiliency in underserved communities, helping to interrupt cycles of violence and provide crucial resources during this period of increased gun violence in New York City,” said District Attorney Vance.
To date, CJII funds have supported more than 8,000 people across New York City and New
York State. Reflecting the diversity of investments, CJII has supported people regardless of age, ethnicity, or lived experience.
DA Vance announced the results of our $38M investment in testing the rape kit backlog across the country. He was joined by survivors, advocates, and elected officials from across the country.