Victims of Crime

Programs to Increase Access to Services for Survivors of Crime

Posted on April 26, 2017

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...

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District Attorney Vance Awards $38 million in Grants to Help 32 Jurisdictions in 20 States Test Backlogged Rape Kits

Posted on September 10, 2015

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.

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