- Action Alert
- Native Americans
Support a Tribal Set-Aside Of the Crime Victims Fund
In some rural communities, Native women face a murder rate that is ten times higher than the national average. Despite having crime rates significantly higher than the rest of the country, Native victims in these communities are less likely to receive assistance and services.
Your senators can help by supporting a 5% tribal set-aside of the Crime Victims Fund. Will you urge them to support that set-aside?
The CVF is unique in that its funding comes from offenders, not taxpayers, and it goes directly to help victims of crime. But without this intentional allocation of the CVF, tribal communities have limited access to funding, despite having the highest rates of crime. Native communities need at least a 5% set-aside to get the resources necessary to heal and prevent crime.
With your support, this set-aside will fund victim services within tribal justice systems and will both prevent crime and violence and help victims and their families heal. Please email your senators now.