Learn about an innovative partnership model that helps reduce and prevent crime by improving the timely and accurate sharing of criminal intelligence throughout the District Attorney’s Office and among all law enforcement agencies. This unique approach to information-sharing allows for effective use of the vast amounts of data on crime patterns gleaned from thousands of cases each year and helps identify entrenched crime hotspots to design proactive investigation and prosecution strategies to address them.
About Cyrus Vance, Jr.
Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., was first sworn in as the District Attorney of New York County in 2010, and reelected in 2013. His many achievements include the takedown of violent street gangs, dismantling domestic and international cybercrime and identity theft operations, the first local terrorism convictions in New York State courts, and the recovery of billions of dollars from international financial institutions that violated international sanctions. He is the co-founder and co-chair of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, and in recent months, has taken a national leadership role in addressing the issue of race in the criminal justice system, including commissioning a study by the non-partisan Vera Institute of Justice to evaluate the office’s practices in charging, plea-bargaining, and bail. He has also made significant investments in a series of transformative criminal justice initiatives in New York City and nationally, including equipping every NYPD officer and patrol car with handheld mobile devices and tablets, eliminating the national rape kit backlog, reducing the number of individuals with behavioral health issues in the criminal justice system, and enhancing security in NYCHA developments throughout the city.