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Educational Initiatives

Our Office understands education is an important tool in helping make our streets safer.  In order to be proactive in trying to keep people out of the criminal justice system and to arm them with the information to protect themselves from becoming a victim, it is necessary to educate the communities we serve on important topics like cyberbullying, identity theft, elder abuse and domestic violence.  It is our goal to equip both youth and adults to make decisions for the betterment of their future.

For more information on any of these programs, please contact the Community Affairs Unit.

The Legal Bound 2013 Summer Internship Program

Deadline Extended: May 3, 2013

The New York County District Attorney’s Office invites high school students entering their junior and senior year to apply for the 2013 Summer Internship Program. The Summer Internship Program is an intensive six-week program for high school students who live in Manhattan and have a strong interest in learning about the law. This year, the program will begin on July 8, 2013 and conclude on August 16, 2013.

  • To apply, students must reside in Manhattan.
  • Qualified students should email or mail an official transcript, a resume and an essay, no longer than 2 pages, explaining their interest in the law to the address listed below. Applications must be postmarked by FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013. Interview slots are limited so we encourage early submission.
  • Students must submit two (2) letters of recommendation, one from their current school, during their interview. The second letter may come from previous teachers, mentors, counselors, etc. Applicants can also have recommendation letters mailed directly to the address listed below.
  • Please submit application materials to:
New York County District Attorney’s Office
Community Affairs Unit
Attention: Ms. Carol Ragsdale
One Hogan Place, Room 843
New York, New York 10013
Telephone: (212) 335-9082
  • Interviews are scheduled Monday through Thursday during after-school hours through April and May. FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013 is the last day interviews will take place. The interviews will take place at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, located at 1 Hogan Place, York, New York 10013 or the Northern Manhattan Office, located in the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, Room 733 New York, New York 10027.

The application process is competitive. Not everyone who applies will be selected to participate.


Legal Bound

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office believes that education is a critical component in the fight against crime.  The educational programs sponsored by this office are designed to educate students of...

Adult Education

The Community Affairs Unit sponsors adult education programs.  Through its Criminal Justice Information Seminars, adults are invited to visit courtrooms, observe trials and discuss with Assistant District Attorneys their role...