Department of Public Safety

Art Exhibit for Victims' Rights

Local artists and art students submitted works of art that speak to the issues associated with victimization and/or recovery.

May 1, 2012 | 2 min reading time

In recognition of the need to support victims of crime and to have their voices heard, National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) has been observed annually each April at the federal level since 1981.  Sponsored by the United States' Office of Justice Programs, NCVRW promotes victims' rights while honoring those who advocate on their behalf. 

The St. Louis planning committee, made up of members from regional non-profits and criminal justice organizations, coordinated a number of events in April in observance of NCVRW.  One of the events was an art exhibit focusing on the issues associated with victimization and/or the healing process.

An Opening Reception for the exhibit was held on Sunday, April 22 at the Urban League's Vaughn Cultural Center and the art work was on display through Friday, April 27.  If you were not able to stop by, view the accompanying photo gallery that contains photos of a few of the pieces from the exhibit.


Department of Public Safety

City of St. Louis

  • Department:
    Department of Public Safety
  • Topic:
    and Justice

Photo Gallery

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