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Policy & Progress Update

Posted on October 19, 2020

Today, as the COVID-19 pandemic and social dynamics create an inflection point, people across New York City and the country demand change: Racial equity. Safer neighborhoods. Opportunity for all. To respond, policymakers, philanthropic institutions and civic leaders need new strategies to enhance collaboration and maximize the impact of social services. In this latest policy and progress update, CJII outlines a new model of community-based ...

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Opportunity Knocks: Community Investment Provides Launching Pad for Our City's Youth

Request for Proposals for Evaluation of Selected Reentry Programs

Posted on March 5, 2020

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals to evaluate two reentry programs within the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative. The programs are part of DANY’s broader investment in diversion and reentry support services to effectively address the needs and risks of young adults and adults in the justice system. First, the solicitation seeks an evaluator for the College and Community Fellowship’s ...

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Request for Proposals for Center for Trauma Innovation

Posted on January 23, 2020

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals to develop and implement a Center for Trauma Innovation (CTI) in northern Manhattan. The goal for the CTI is to address the needs of people exposed to trauma by enhancing and expanding trauma-informed and trauma-specific services and resources. The CTI will focus on communities of color that experience disproportionate rates of violence and have less access to ...

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Request for Proposals for a Process Evaluation of the Community Navigator Program

Posted on November 21, 2019

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals for a process evaluation of the Community Navigators Program. Hunter College is currently implementing the Community Navigator Program. Navigators connect individuals to the resources and services they need to improve their well-being and to prevent undesired outcomes, including criminal justice involvement and victimization. The investment is part of DANY’s ...

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CJII progress report – March 2019

Posted on March 26, 2019

Today, the City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance (CUNY-ISLG) released a report marking the progress of the Manhattan District Attorney’s $250 million Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII). CUNY-ISLG provides technical assistance for CJII, including managing the solicitation and contracting process, providing guidance to award recipients, and providing oversight and performance measurement throughout the ...

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Request for Proposals to Evaluate the Trauma-Informed Abusive Partner Intervention Program

Posted on March 11, 2019

The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals to evaluate the Trauma-Informed Abusive Partner Intervention Program (TI-APIP). The TI-APIP initiative is situated within DANY’s broader efforts to combat intimate partner violence (IPV), to hold abusive partners accountable, and to reduce recidivism. The Urban Resource Institute is planning and implementing the TI-APIP, which will adopt a holistic and compre...

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RFP for West Harlem Community Reentry Project

Posted on January 23, 2019

The District Attorney’s Office is requesting proposals to plan and implement a three-pronged community healing, reentry, and violence prevention project. This West Harlem Community Reentry Project will employ restorative justice, credible messengers, and a capacity-building incubator for local community-based organizations to promote healing among community members and between the community and law enforcement; support community members who ...

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Grant Awarded to Urban Resource Institute Through D.A.’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative

Posted on October 11, 2018

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the award of a $1.475 million grant to Urban Resource Institute (URI), a leading provider of domestic violence programs and services in New York City, to plan and implement an abusive partner intervention program (APIP) in Manhattan. The program, which is being funded through the Manhattan D.A.’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII), aims to help domestic abusers ...

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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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DA Vance Announces $7.2 Million Investment in New Yorkers Reentering Their Communities After Incarceration

Posted on April 9, 2018

“Law enforcement must firmly and finally acknowledge that when we play a role in sending someone to prison, we own some of the responsibility for what happens when they get out,” said District Attorney Vance. “And with 42 percent of people released from New York prisons returning within three years, this revolving door is not just a tragedy for reentering New Yorkers, their families, and their communities – it’s a public safety problem. I am proud to invest in these organizations that are redefining reentry to provide returning New Yorkers with the tools they need, helping drive down recidivism and making our communities safer.”

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