Youth, Families, and Communities


Programs for Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

Posted on October 10, 2017

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., awarded $3,750,000 to enhance and expand innovative programs for youth who are transitioning out of the foster care system. Those who age out of foster care without a permanent family arrangement are at significantly elevated risk of criminal justice system involvement and other negative life outcomes. Recognizing that investments in remedial education and pathways to employment best equip this ...

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Family & Youth Development Programs

Posted on February 28, 2017

District Attorney Vance has awarded $12 million in grants to existing community-based service providers and organizations specializing in family and youth development to expand their capacity and develop innovative programming. Specifically, the Office is funding “two-generation” programming models that provide holistic support to at-risk young people and their families. Numerous studies have concluded that family dynamics, education, and ...

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Youth Opportunity Hubs

Posted on February 28, 2017

Youth Opportunity Hubs will provide attractive social spaces and link neighborhood service providers to provide one-stop, comprehensive support for at-risk children, teens, and young adults in order to prevent them from becoming involved in the criminal justice system. Recognizing that young people utilize supportive services at higher rates when such services are easily accessible, this “neighborhood Hub” approach coordinates family, ...

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DA Vance Invests $58 Million in Youth and Families to Prevent Crime

Posted on February 27, 2017

$45.9 Million Awarded to Create and Construct Five Neighborhood-Based “Youth Opportunity Hubs” Additional $12 Million Awarded to Expand Existing Family and Youth Development Programs  100 Organizations in Four Underserved Neighborhoods to Benefit From Investments Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the investment of $45.9 million to create and construct five “Youth Opportunity Hubs,” a first-o...

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DA Vance Announces Expansion of Borough-Wide Youth Violence Prevention Program

Posted on October 15, 2015

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the expansion of Satur¬¬day Night Lights (“SNL”), a comprehensive youth violence prevention initiative, to 17 programs across Manhattan. The expansion includes enhanced academic support and advocacy, as well as high-quality sports, dance, and fitness activities. Community-based organizations recently awarded funding through the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will lead on-site programming in coordination with staff from Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Since its creation in October 2011, SNL has served more than 5,000 kids between the ages of 11-to-18, completely free of charge.

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District Attorney Vance, Mayor De Blasio Announce $101 Million Investment in Infrastructure and Programming to Enhance Safety in NYCHA Developments

Posted on December 16, 2014

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and Mayor de Blasio today announced significant new investments to enhance security at targeted New York City Housing Authority developments, as part of the Administration’s initiative to build stronger families and safer neighborhoods for people living in public housing developments.

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