Message from District Attorney Vance

Hello, and thanks for your interest in our Criminal Justice Investment Initiative. CJII represents a first-of-its-kind effort to invest criminal asset forfeiture funds in transformative projects that improve public safety, prevent crime, and promote a fair and efficient justice system.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is proud to fund CJII with $250 million in ill-gotten gains seized in international financial crime prosecutions. With this commitment, CJII will invest in innovative community projects designed to fill critical gaps and needs in New York City’s criminal justice system. We are grateful to CUNY’s Institute for State and Local Governance for providing the technical assistance and project oversight necessary to make CJII a reality.

To learn more about CJII and to measure our progress, please explore this website.