Crime Victims' Memorial


Crime Victims' Memorial
Location: Orange County, California, USA
Program: Memorial
Client: Orange County
International competition / Research

Only 30 years ago, crime victims had no rights, access to crime victim compensation, or services to help rebuild their lives. Victims’ rights are not universal and often not enforced. Victims do not always receive the dignity and respect they deserve. Victims often absorb the physical, emotional, and financial costs of crime largely by themselves. Meeting these challenges requires insight, dedication, and continued awareness.

The goal of this competition is to identify an outstanding artistic complement to the landscape of Mason Regional Park, to create an iconic gathering place that will provide visitors with a site for contemplation, remembrance, and healing.