H.Con.Res.28 - Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding sexual assaults and rape in the military.

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  • Official: Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding sexual assaults and rape in the military. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Calls for the Secretary of Defense to develop a comprehensive strategy to increase and encourage investigation and prosecution of sexual assault and rape cases in the military. Sets forth elements to be included in such strategy, including: (1) requiring commanders to be held accountable fo

Official Summary

Calls for the Secretary of Defense to develop a comprehensive strategy to increase and encourage investigation and prosecution of sexual assault and rape cases in the military. Sets forth elements to be included in such strategy, including:
(1) requiring commanders to be held accountable for sexual assaults and rapes in their units and for disposition of such cases;
(2) developing prevention and response programs to create a culture that prevents sexual assault and rape in the military and encourages more reporting by victims;
(3) reviewing the capacity of the legal infrastructure in the military to investigate and prosecute effectively sexual assault cases;
(4) examining any barriers on military facilities to conducting effective investigations of sexual assault and rape cases; and
(5) ensuring that the command affords an alleged sexual assault victim an opportunity for a base transfer should a military protection order be issued.

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