07 May '13, 9pm

Today #DOD released Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Strategy

Today, the Department of Defense released the fiscal 2012 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military and announcing a series of actions to prevent and respond to sexual assault in the armed forces. Annually, as required by the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, the department released Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military. To date, this is the ninth report DoD has issued. In fiscal year 2012, there were a total of 3,374 reports of sexual assault involving service members as victims or subjects, an increase from the 3,192 reports received in fiscal 2011. These reports involved offenses ranging from abusive sexual contact to rape. “This is a defining time for our entire military community,” said Maj. Gen. Gary S. Patton, director, DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. “Our continuing focus is on t...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15984

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