New York Crime Victims Assistance Task Force

The New York Crime Victims’ Assistance Task Force
2023 Memorial Ceremony

New York State Crime Victims’ Memorial

Friday, June 9, 2023 at 1
:00 p.m.


National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) has challenged the Nation to confront and remove barriers to achieving justice for all victims of crime. During NCVRW, we celebrate the accomplishments of the victims’ rights movement and reflect on how far we have come.
The members of the New York Crime Victims’ Assistance Task Force are privileged to inform you that the New York State Crime Victims’ Brick Memorial site on the north side of the Empire State Plaza has been renovated to improve the quality and configuration of the Memorial.

The Crime Victims’ Memorial represents an extraordinary example of the essence of the many crime victims, their families, service providers, NYS agencies, and people working together to achieve a common vision. It stands today as a testament to the indomitable spirit that transcends and empowers.

By partnering with the NYS Office of General Services to reconfigure the site, the Memorial will stand for victims’ decades into the future. Much needs to be done to realize the full impact and benefit of that original vision and we are working diligently to accomplish this vision.

The Crime Victim Memorial has been a place of healing and reflection for the countless victims who have been dedicated for many years now. We are thankful to OGS for this new memorial and hope to share it with you when we can all be together in person again next year.

The Memorial is located on the grounds of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, directly behind the Legislative Office Building.  The ceremony will be held rain or shine. We do ask that attendees practice social distancing and to wear PPE if they wish to do so.     

The entire program will be streamed live from our NYCVATF Facebook page.  During the ceremony, newly dedicated names will be read. After the new names are read, you are invited to come to the podium to say your loved one’s name.      

For more information about the ceremony, or to request your loved one's name to be added to the electronic memorial, please visit the New York Crime Victims’ Assistance Task Force send email to:

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