ABSTRACT

Sexual Assault DOD and Coast Guard Should Ensure Laws Are Implemented to Improve Oversight of Key Prevention and Response Efforts, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "Sexual assault is a heinous crime that can have lasting, harmful effects on victims, and contradicts the core values that DOD and the Coast Guard expect servicemembers to follow. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 includes a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review the armed forces' implementation of statutory requirements related to sexual assault prevention and response from fiscal years 2004 through 2019. This report identifies and describes the status of each statutory requirement for sexual assault prevention and response contained in the NDAAs. It also evaluates the extent to which DOD and the Coast Guard implemented the statutory requirements, and assessed their effectiveness when directed by statute."

Report Number:
GAO-22-103973
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Date:
2022-03
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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