Funded Initiatives


Evaluation of Programs to Increase Access to Services for Survivors of Crime

Posted on September 5, 2018

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., awarded $1,400,000 to evaluate several programs funded under the initiative to Increase Access to Services for Survivors of Crime. This solicitation reflects DANY’s broad commitment to data-driven decision-making and to informing the research and practice field in New York and more widely. District Attorney Vance has awarded multi-year evaluation grants to the following organizations: ...

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Evaluation of Family & Youth Development Programs

Posted on August 24, 2018

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., awarded $1,400,000 to evaluate several programs funded under the Family & Youth Development initiative. This solicitation reflects DANY’s broad commitment to data-driven decision-making and to informing the research and practice field in New York and more widely. District Attorney Vance has awarded multi-year evaluation grants to the following organizations: American Institutes ...

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Evaluation of College-in-Prison Reentry Programs

Posted on August 1, 2018

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., awarded $400,000 to the Vera Institute of Justice to evaluate College-in-Prison Reentry Programs. This solicitation reflects DANY’s broad commitment to data-driven decision-making and to informing the research and practice field in New York and more widely.

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Reentry Innovations, Services, and Supports

Posted on April 9, 2018

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., is investing $7.2 million to expand healthcare, education, housing, and employment opportunities for New Yorkers reentering their communities from jail or prison. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is providing these grants through its Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (“CJII”), which District Attorney Vance created using criminal forfeiture funds obtained through the Office’s ...

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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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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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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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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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Programs to Increase Access to Services for Survivors of Crime

Posted on April 26, 2017

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., has awarded $12.8 million in grants to 11 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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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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