H.R.4587 - Department of Defense Office of the Victim Advocate Act of 2004108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13] (Introduced 06/16/2004)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||06/16/2004 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.|
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Summary: H.R.4587 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/16/2004)
Department of Defense Office of the Victim Advocate Act of 2004 - Establishes an Office of the Victim Advocate within the Office of the Secretary of Defense to assist victims of sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence occurring among members of the Armed Forces or between members of the Armed Forces and family members and partners.
Requires the Director of the Office to carry out specified coordination, evaluation and review, policy, and education and training functions, and to submit to the Secretary an annual report assessing the current state of affairs within military departments relative to interpersonal violence and sexual misconduct. Requires the Secretary to transmit the Director's report to Congress with additional comments.