August 7, 2017 | The Manhattan District Attorney
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. today announced the award of $7.3 million to fund educational programming and reentry services at 17 New York State prisons over the next five years. The College-in-Prison Reentry Program is being funded through the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative. It will create more than 2,500 seats for college-level education and training for incarcerated New Yorkers across the state. This program will significantly increase the likelihood of successful reentry into the community thereby reducing recidivism rates.The Manhattan District Attorney
July 27, 2017 | The Manhattan District Attorney
New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, and Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that nearly 700,000 summons warrants that are 10 years or older will be vacated in the next few weeks. The warrants in question were issued for failure to pay a ticket for a minor infraction, subjecting individuals to arrest as well as carrying other negative consequences.The Manhattan District Attorney
July 26, 2017 | The Manhattan District Attorney
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the guilty pleas of an antiques store and its owners for selling and offering for sale illegal elephant ivory at a total price of more than $4.5 million.The Manhattan District Attorney
June 30, 2017 | The Manhattan District Attorney
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced new justice reform initiatives that will end the criminal prosecution of approximately 20,000 low-level offenses annually. Beginning in September 2017, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will no longer prosecute the overwhelming majority of individuals charged with Theft of Services for subway-related offenses, unless there is a demonstrated public safety reason to do so.The Manhattan District Attorney
June 26, 2017 | The Hill
New York County District Attorney Cy Vance in an interview aired Sunday blasted a GOP plan that would allow qualified owners to carry concealed handguns in other states that allow individuals to carry concealed firearms.
Speaking to radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, Vance argued that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act introduced earlier this year would only put New York City at risk of violence.
"If that bill passes, I believe the safety, and the greater safety we have achieved will be at risk," he said.The Hill
June 7, 2017 | Politico
Cy Vance, the normally under-stated Manhattan district attorney, repeatedly criticized President Donald Trump during a Wednesday address, accusing the president of undermining the fight against terrorism with rhetoric and proposals that alienate allies and immigrants.
Vance also flipped a recent presidential tweet on its head, after Trump suggested that there was no need to debate gun-control laws anymore because the recent terrorist attack in London was carried out with “knives and a truck.”Politico
May 31, 2017 | The Manhattan District Attorney
Opportunity Theft is the Most Frequently Reported Crime in Manhattan
Campaign Includes Social Media Graphics, Drink Coasters, and Napkins Printed with Reminders to #WatchYourStuffThe Manhattan District Attorney
May 4, 2017 | The New York Times
When the evidence was processed, investigators did not find a match in a database of genetic profiles kept by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 2003, as the statute of limitations was running out, Manhattan prosecutors obtained an indictment against a “John Doe” using the DNA profile of the unidentified man.
On Thursday, prosecutors from the office of the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., said they had finally identified the man with the knife who attacked the girl 24 years ago.The New York Times
May 4, 2017 | The Manhattan District Attorney
As elected officials representing New Yorkers, we share the same goals – chief among them protecting the security of our residents and the vibrancy of the state’s economy. Any legislation that will clearly make New Yorkers less safe concerns me greatly. That’s why I strenuously urge you to oppose H.R. 38 and S. 446, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (“CCRA”), which would require each state to recognize the concealed carry permits of gun owners from all 49 other states. Worse yet, these bills would force each state to allow residents of the 12 states that do not require any concealed-carry permit to carry hidden, loaded guns within their borders. This legislation would effectively invalidate the strong, thoughtful, and comprehensive licensing rules that New York has relied upon to protect our constituents.The Manhattan District Attorney
April 26, 2017 | The Manhattan District Attorney
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the investment of $11.8 million to enable victims of crime from underserved communities to access the services they need. The 10 organizations receiving funding serve victim communities who face significant barriers to accessing services, including: people of color; immigrants and non-native English speakers; LGBTQ individuals; and individuals who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is providing these grants through its Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (“CJII”), which District Attorney Vance created using criminal forfeiture funds obtained through the Office’s settlements with international banks for violating U.S. sanctions.The Manhattan District Attorney