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DA Vance and Partners Launch East Harlem Community Navigators Program at Family Harvest Festival

Posted on November 6, 2017

Nearly 200 Community Members Pack Union Settlement to Celebrate the Launch of the East Harlem Community Navigators Program Pictured (Clockwise): DA Vance and the East Harlem Community Navigators, The Esperanza Prep Band, DA Vance Speaking to Attendees, Performers from Hip Hop Dance Theatre  On Saturday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced the investment of more than $1.6 million in an innovative new program to ...

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Meet Community Navigators at Family Harvest Fest November 4

Posted on October 27, 2017

On Saturday, November 4, you are invited to come meet the East Harlem Community Navigators and join the Manhattan District Attorney's Office for a Family Harvest Fest! Featuring: Food from Sabor Borinqueno Restaurant Poetry by Rich Villar and Maribelle Vazquez A performance by Hip Hop Dance Theatre Face painting and balloon animals More details En Español

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Social Enterprises

Posted on October 23, 2017

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., has awarded $7.1 million to three social enterprises – run by Drive Change, Sweet Generation Bakery, and The HOPE Program – to create employment opportunities and career training for at-risk youth and formerly incarcerated New Yorkers. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is providing these grants through its Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (“CJII”), which District Attorney ...

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DA Vance Invests $7.1 Million in Social Enterprises to Employ At-Risk Youth and Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers

Posted on October 23, 2017

Grants Mark First Social Enterprise Funding by a Law Enforcement Agency in the United States Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the investment of $7.1 million in three social enterprises – run by Drive Change, Sweet Generation Bakery, and The HOPE Program – creating employment opportunities and career training for at-risk youth and formerly incarcerated New Yorkers. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is ...

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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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DA Vance Invests $3.75 Million to Support Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Posted on October 5, 2017

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the investment of $3,750,000 to enhance and expand innovative programs for youth who are transitioning out of the foster care system. The three-year grants awarded to The Door and Graham Windham are expected to serve approximately 500 New Yorkers ages 16- to 24-years-old each year. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is providing these grants through its Criminal Justice ...

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Governor Cuomo and Manhattan District Attorney Vance Announce Award Recipients of $7.3 Million Investment in College-Level Education and Reentry Services for New York State Prisons

Posted on August 7, 2017

Investment will Create More than 2,500 Seats for College-in-Prison Reentry Program over Five Years at 17 New York State Correctional Facilities Seven New York State Colleges and Universities Win Competition Funded through Manhattan DA's Office Criminal Justice Investment Initiative Reducing Criminal Behavior through College-Level Educational Programs at Prisons is Part of Governor Cuomo’s Right Priorities Initiative Governor Andrew M. ...

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College-in-Prison Reentry Programs

Posted on August 7, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced the award of $7.3 million to fund educational programming and reentry services at 17 New York State prisons over the next five years. It will create more than 2,500 seats for college-level education and training for incarcerated New Yorkers in 17 correctional facilities. This program will significantly increase the likelihood of successful reentry into the ...

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Reentry Innovation Challenge Advances to Stage 2

Posted on August 2, 2017

In July 2017, as part of the Reentry Innovation Challenge, a subset of applicants were selected to advance to stage 2 of the challenge. These applicants were asked to develop and submit full proposals by August 25, 2017.  The Reentry Innovation Challenge seeks to support the development and contribution of new evidence to the field of “what works” in reentry. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is especially interested in identifying ...

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Early Diversion Programs

Posted on June 30, 2017

District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., awarded grants to three organizations to create early diversion programs that provide participants with opportunities to avoid prosecution and an arrest record, while being held accountable in a community setting.

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