New York Crime Victims Assistance Task Force

The New York State Crime Victims’ Memorial

The New York State Crime Victims’ Memorial was established in April of 1996. Located directly behind the Legislative Office Building, on the grounds of the Empire State Plaza, the memorial features a large limestone and calcite boulder as a permanent monument dedicated to victims of crime and their families, as well as survivors of crime in New York State. A brick walkway leads up to the monument with the names of victims of crime inscribed on the bricks.

A Bronze Plaque on the Boulder Reads:

“Dedicated to all New York State men, women and children and their families who are victims of crime.”
“May Justice Prevail”

“This project is supported by a National Crime Victims' Rights Week Community Awareness Project subgrant awarded by the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators under a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.”