Victims of Crime
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., has awarded $12.8 million in grants to 11 organizations to enable victims of crime from underserved communities to access the services they need. The 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; individuals with disabilities; and/or individ...
District Attorney Vance Awards $38 million in Grants to Help 32 Jurisdictions in 20 States Test Backlogged Rape Kits
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the award of approximately $38 million in grants to 32 jurisdictions in 20 states across the United States to eliminate backlogs of untested sexual assault evidence kits, or “rape kits.” The two-year awards, ranging in amount from approximately $97,000 to $2 million, will help test an estimated 56,475 rape kits, generating DNA evidence that will help solve cases across the country.