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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District Attorney Vance to End Criminal Prosecution of Approximately 20,000 Low-Level, Non-Violent Misdemeanors Per Year

Posted on June 30, 2017

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced new justice reform initiatives that will end the criminal prosecution of approximately 20,000 low-level offenses annually. Beginning in September 2017, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will no longer prosecute the overwhelming majority of individuals charged with Theft of Services for subway-related offenses, unless there is a demonstrated public safety reason to do so.

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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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Request for Letters of Interest for the Reentry Innovation Challenge

Posted on March 29, 2017

The District Attorney’s Office is initiating a Reentry Innovation Challenge to elicit, support, and test new and innovative strategies to fill key gaps in the NYC reentry landscape and ultimately to improve outcomes for individuals reentering the community from jail and/or prison and increase public safety in New York City. The Office requested letters of interest that describe high-impact, scalable interventions to be planned and piloted in ...

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Request for Proposals for Reentry Services and Support

Posted on March 29, 2017

City and state agencies and numerous providers across the city work tirelessly to support the successful reentry of incarcerated people in New York City. To support and strengthen the work of current service providers, the District Attorney’s office is seeking proposals to enhance, expand and/or promote coordination among reentry services and supports in New York City to address the multiple and wide-ranging needs of individuals returning from ...

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