Pax Christi USA has signed on to a letter from the Friends Committee on National Legislation regarding direct tribal funding for victims of violent crimes.
The letter states, in part:
Violence has a particularly devastating impact on youth. Since Native Americans are victimized by crime at disproportionately high rates, each generation of Native youth is permanently injured by violence, whether they are victim themselves, or they see the effects of violence in their families and in their community. The funds provided through Crime Victims Fund and related federal grant programs can help to interrupt this cycle and, as much as possible, make victims whole.