Youth, Families, and Communities
Evaluation of Youth Opportunity Hubs
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., awarded a $1,950,000 multi-year evaluation grant to Westat to evaluate the five funded Youth Opportunity Hubs. 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.
Evaluation of Family & Youth Development Programs
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 ...
Programs for Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood
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 ...
Family & Youth Development Programs
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 ...
Youth Opportunity Hubs
Youth Opportunity Hubs will provide attractive social spaces and link neighborhood service providers to provide integrated, comprehensive support for children, teens, and young adults in order to prevent them from becoming involved in the criminal justice system. Recognizing that young people utilize supportive services at higher rates when such services are easily accessible, this “neighborhood Hub” approach coordinates family, communi...
DA Vance Invests $58 Million in Youth and Families to Prevent Crime
$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...
DA Vance Announces Expansion of Borough-Wide Youth Violence Prevention Program
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the expansion of Satur¬¬day Night Lights (“SNL”), a comprehensive youth violence prevention initiative, to 17 programs across Manhattan. The expansion includes enhanced academic support and advocacy, as well as high-quality sports, dance, and fitness activities. Community-based organizations recently awarded funding through the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office will lead on-site programming in coordination with staff from Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Since its creation in October 2011, SNL has served more than 5,000 kids between the ages of 11-to-18, completely free of charge.
District Attorney Vance, Mayor De Blasio Announce $101 Million Investment in Infrastructure and Programming to Enhance Safety in NYCHA Developments
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and Mayor de Blasio today announced significant new investments to enhance security at targeted New York City Housing Authority developments, as part of the Administration’s initiative to build stronger families and safer neighborhoods for people living in public housing developments.