In Summer 2022, New York States received a setback in getting guns off our streets when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned an important aspect of New York's gun licensing law, which had been on the books for more than 100 years. Here is what this means for New Yorkers.
The PCJU is the Post-Conviction Justice Unit created under District Attorney Alvin Bragg tasked with reviewing closed cases. The Unit was named “Post-Conviction Justice” to embrace the fact that convictions are not always “right” or “wrongful.” Instead there are multiple measures of justice that may be appropriate after a sentence is imposed.
This brief uses data available on the Manhattan D.A.’s Data Dashboard to highlight how the Office’s declination policies and pre-arraignment diversion programming reduced Manhattan’s criminal justice footprint. This brief aims to increase transparency about the Office’s practices and policies, by contextualizing the data within the Dashboard and highlighting various findings represented within the data it contains.
A grand jury empaneled by the D.A.'s Office recommended extensive legislative and policy fixes to address the epidemic of vehicular violence that has killed 28 of our Manhattan neighbors year-to-date, and injured thousands more. The report led the D.A.’s Office to craft the Vehicular Violence Accountability Act.
Test Every Kit: Results from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Elimination Grant Program
The jurisdictions funded under the Manhattan District Attorney’s Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Elimination Grant Program have seen tremendous results. Over the duration of the program, 32 jurisdictions across 20 states sent over 55,000 backlogged kits for testing.