NW3C presents its 2013 Member Agency Award for Excellence to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.
|NW3C Deputy Director Mark Gage (left), Manhattan District Attorney's Office Deputy Chief Investigator of Cyber and Forensic Investigations Richard Brittson, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., NW3C Board of Directors Chairman Glen Gainer and NW3C Director Don Brackman. (Photo/DANY) |
FAIRMONT, WV On November 19, 2013, the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) presented its 2013 Member Agency Award for Excellence to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The award is presented each year to an agency that best exemplifies NW3C’s mission – to provide training, research, investigation and prosecution of economic and high-tech crime. The award was presented by West Virginia State Auditor Glen B. Gainer, III, Chairman of the NW3C Board of Directors.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has a longstanding relationship with NW3C that dates back to 1978, when the office was one of the charter member agencies of the Leviticus Project, which evolved into what we know today as the National White Collar Crime Center. Throughout the years the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has partnered with NW3C to further its mission by implementing initiatives such as a multi-state consortium to combat fraud and reduce and prosecute crime.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is led by District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., who continuously provides an exceptional level of support and participation with NW3C-sponsored training. “It is an honor to work with an organization such as this that demonstrates ingenuity and integrity in the continued fight against white collar crime,” stated Chairman Gainer.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., said: “It is an honor to receive this award from the National White Collar Crime Center, which recognizes my Office’s commitment to combating cybercrime. Over the past few years, our collaboration with NW3C has allowed for the expansion of my Office’s Cyber Academy, enabling our in-house instructors to conduct comprehensive, multi-day trainings for law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices around the city, state, and country. I look forward to continuing this partnership in the future.”
Since 2006, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has trained more than 2,000 people in state-of-the-art computer forensics techniques and analysis. As part of its membership with the NW3C, the District Attorney’s Office has been approved to host courses on the seizure, investigation, and forensic previewing of electronic evidence, which are free of charge to members of the law enforcement community.
Funded for over thirty years primarily by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), NW3C is a leader in the fight against economic and high-tech crime. For more information, please visit www.nw3c.org.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) led by Assistant Attorney General Karol Virginia Mason. OJP provides innovative leadership in developing law enforcement partnerships and disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America to prevent and control crime and to assist victims of crime. Additional information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.
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