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Programs to Increase Access to Services for Survivors of Crime

Posted on April 26, 2017

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., has awarded $11.8 million in grants to 10 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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DA Vance Invests $11.8 Million in Services for Historically Underserved Victims of Crime

Posted on April 26, 2017

People of Color, Immigrants, LGBTQ, and D/deaf or Hard of Hearing Crime Victims to Benefit from Grants 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; immigra...

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District Attorney Vance Announces $15 Million in Funding to Enhance Reentry Services in New York City

Posted on March 29, 2017

Investment to Support Existing Service Providers and Spur New Programming Through “Reentry Innovation Challenge” District Attorney’s Office Also Funding Contract to Create Blueprint for New Manhattan Criminal Court Resource Center New Requests for Proposals Available at CJII.org   Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced two significant investments aimed at creating innovative programming and supporting ...

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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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Request for Proposals for Trauma-Informed Abusive Partner Intervention Program

Posted on November 3, 2016

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is soliciting proposals to plan and implement an abusive partner intervention program (APIP) that incorporates a trauma-informed approach.

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Request for Information for Design of an Abusive Partner Intervention Program with Restorative Justice Elements

Posted on November 3, 2016

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is soliciting information about the potential use of restorative justice principles as part of a treatment approach for abusive partners.

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DA Vance Announces Release of “Domestic Violence Initiative” Task Force Report

Posted on October 28, 2016

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today released the report of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Domestic Violence Initiative, compiled with input from dozens of City agencies, community-based organizations, and experts over the course of a two-year collaboration. District Attorney Vance announced funding for multiple initiatives recommended within the report, including a pilot program to equip the Manhattan Family Justice and Child Advocacy Centers with “Alternative Light Source” technology, including handheld devices that enable the user to better see bruising and other injuries, particularly on dark skin tones. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will also be equipped with a dedicated camera capable of taking infrared photographs to better document these injuries, which are not always visible to the naked eye. Other report recommendations being funded by the District Attorney’s Office include $1.4 million for the creation of Abusive Partner Intervention Programs, as well as $11.4 million for programs that broaden access to services for victims of crime.

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DA Vance Speaks With Citizens Budget Commission

Posted on October 27, 2016

Yesterday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance spoke with the Citizens Budget Commission about the investments his office is making under the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative. He highlighted investments his office is making in public safety, crime prevention, and justice reform.

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DA Vance Announces Investments to Prevent Crime and Reform the Justice System

Posted on September 30, 2016

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced three significant investments aimed at preventing crime and reforming the justice system, including new funding opportunities for: early diversion programs for low-level misdemeanor offenders; social enterprises for young people and formerly incarcerated individuals; and innovative transition programs for youth who are transitioning out of foster care. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is funding these initiatives through its Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (“CJII”), which it created using criminal forfeiture funds – separate from the Office’s annual budget or taxpayer dollars – obtained through settlements with international banks for violating U.S. sanctions.

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Request for Proposals for Social Enterprises

Posted on September 30, 2016

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is soliciting proposals from qualified applicants to plan and pilot new, or expand or replicate existing, social enterprises serving young people at risk of justice system involvement and reentering/formerly incarcerated individuals in New York City. Social enterprises constitute a promising approach to providing pathways to economic self-sufficiency among young people who may face challenges in securing meaningful employment due to limited education and lack of work experience.

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