Request for Proposals for Early Diversion Programs for Young Adults and Adults

Posted on September 30, 2016

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is soliciting proposals to plan and implement diversion programs after arrest and before arraignment (or, “early diversion” programs) to divert young adults and adults arrested for low-level offenses who do not have a criminal record from court processing to effective and tailored community-based responses. Early diversion programs provide a proportional response to low-level crime and a meaningful intervention to put young adults and adults on a path to success.

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Inmates in NY get an Ivy League education behind bars

Posted on July 18, 2016

A recent CBS News story highlighted the Manhattan DA's College-in-Prison Reentry Initiative: This fall, New York's education program will expand, over the objections of state lawmakers, who rebuffed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's request for more money. So instead, Cuomo teamed up with Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance to divert $7.5 million in criminal forfeiture money to add at least 800 more students. "This is a public safety issue. I know that ...

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Request for Proposals for Evaluation of College-in-Prison Reentry Initiative

Posted on July 13, 2016

With funding from the Ford Foundation, the Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) solicited proposals for a rigorous evaluation of the College-in-Prison Reentry Initiative across multiple sites in New York State. As part of its Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII), the Manhattan District Attorney's Office has committed $7.5 million to fund the College-in-Prison Reentry Initiative, which supports postsecondary, college-level ...

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DA Vance Announces Funding for Innovative Crime Prevention Initiatives and Programs to Improve Access to Services for Victims Of Crime

Posted on June 23, 2016

Today’s Announcement Follows Transformative Manhattan DA Investments in NYPD Technology, NYCHA Security Upgrades, Fighting Cybercrime, and Testing Backlogged Rape Kits Successful “Project Reset” Youth Diversion Program Being Expanded Boroughwide Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced several new initiatives aimed at preventing crime, improving access to services for victims, and increasing options to divert ...

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Request for Proposals to Increase Access to Services for Survivors of Crime

Posted on June 23, 2016

Updated October 17, 2016 As part of CJII, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) are soliciting proposals that increase access to services for survivors of crime, particularly those from underserved groups. Programs that address barriers to service access have the potential to increase service usage and increase reporting, both of which may improve survivor outcomes. Increased use of ...

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Requests for Proposals for Youth Opportunity Hubs

Posted on June 23, 2016

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) are soliciting proposals to plan, pilot, and implement Youth Opportunity Hubs to provide wraparound support and opportunities to youth and young adults.

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Request for Proposals for Family and Youth Development Programs

Posted on June 23, 2016

As part of CJII, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) solicited proposals to expand the capacity of and/or implement family and youth development programs for populations at elevated risk of poor life outcomes, including eventual justice system involvement. Families living in New York City (and indeed, elsewhere) face stressors that can have a negative effect on youth and family ...

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College Classes Get a Boost at New York State Prisons

Posted on June 15, 2016

Today's Wall Street Journal highlighted efforts to fund college programs in New York State prisons, including CJII's  College-in-Prison Reentry Initiative. Proponents of college behind bars say such programs make fiscal sense. Data overwhelmingly show that those who are educated in prison are substantially less likely to return. In a study of New York inmates, 13% of those who earned college degrees came back to prison within three years, and ...

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Doing Better at School through Basketball: Saturday Night Lights at Henry Street Settlement

Posted on February 19, 2016

Henry Street Settlement is a proud recipient of Criminal Justice Initiative funds, administered by the Office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Through a CJII grant for Saturday Night Lights, Henry Street Settlement is able to provide recreational activities for youth ages 12 to 19 and also connect them to critical social and academic services at our two youth centers on the Lower East Side. Because the grant allows us to ...

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Request for Proposals for College-in-Prison Reentry Programs

Posted on February 12, 2016

The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance is seeking proposals from educational institutions to provide college-level classes in prisons operated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

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