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May 1, 2018

DoD Releases Annual Report on Sexual Assault in Military

The Defense Department has released its annual report on sexual assault in the military, which shows an increase in reporting of assaults, but officials stress that more work needs to be done to eliminate the crime from the ranks.

Aug. 28, 2017

DoD Clarifies Liberal Consideration for Veterans' Discharge Upgrade Requests

The Defense Department released guidance to clarify the liberal consideration given to veterans who request upgrades of their discharge saying they had mental health conditions or were victims of sexual assault or sexual harassment.

June 12, 2017

DoD Launches Online Program to Help Military Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Assault

The Defense Department's new online and mobile educational program is designed to help individuals begin to recover, heal and build resiliency after a sexual assault.

May 1, 2017

DoD Releases Latest Military Sexual Assault Report

Although sexual assaults in the military decreased and reporting of the crime increased last year, such assaults continue to negatively impact readiness, the director of DoD’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said.

April 27, 2017

Defense Department Names 2017's Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators

Six sexual assault response coordinators are being recognized as part of the Defense Department’s annual observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

April 12, 2017

Air Force Canine Comforts Sexual Assault Victims

Tessa, the Air Force’s first sexual assault prevention and response K-9, is the most recent asset to the SAPR program at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

March 2, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Makes New Life After Family's Abuse

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chandra Towns has made a new, better life for herself in the military after enduring an abusive family relationship as a young girl. Towns said she hopes that by sharing her story, others who are going through abusive situations will be willing to open up and seek help like she did.

Dec. 15, 2016

DoD Unveils Plan to Broaden Sexual Assault Support to Men

Defense Department officials have announced the release of the “DoD Plan to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Assault of Military Men,” designed to enhance outreach to military men and increase efforts to help them recover.

Oct. 19, 2016

DoD Releases 2016 Military Investigation and Justice Experience Survey

Service members who have experienced sexual assault and elected to participate in the military justice process may have the opportunity to provide the Defense Department with direct feedback on their experiences through the 2016 Military Investigation and Justice Experience Survey.

Oct. 17, 2016

DoD Recognizes Innovative Initiatives to Prevent Sexual Assault

The Defense Department honored groups and individuals from each military component with 2016 Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Awards for developing innovative approaches to improve sexual assault prevention programs.

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