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Victims of Sexual Assault Requested to Talk to Task Force


Release Date: 2/24/2009

It’s time to hear first-hand from victims and survivors of sexual assault in our military. The Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services needs victims or witnesses of sexual assault to tell their personal story to gain valuable insight into the military’s approach and response to this crime.

Anyone who’s been a victim, whether or not the assault was ever reported, and who is not part of an ongoing case under investigation, is being asked to contact the Task Force to participate in a confidential interview. 

The task force is on a year-long, world-wide effort, looking at sexual assault programs in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force, to find out how the Services’ programs are working to prevent and respond to sexual assault.

When the assessment is complete, the task force will report to Congress about trends they have found in the military, and will make specific recommendations to improve our military programs.

If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of sexual assault, and are willing to talk to a member of the task force, please contact DTFSAMS at 888-325-6640 or assist@wso.whs.mil

For more information, see our website at: www.dtic.mil/dtfsams

 

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