H.Con.Res.397 - Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding sexual assaults and rape in the military.110th Congress (2007-2008)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] (Introduced 07/29/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||09/04/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.397 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/29/2008)
Calls for the Secretary of Defense to develop a comprehensive strategy to increase and encourage investigation and prosecution of sexual assault and rape cases in the military.
Sets forth elements to be included in such strategy, including: (1) requiring commanders to be held accountable for sexual assaults and rapes in their units and for disposition of such cases; (2) developing prevention and response programs to create a culture that prevents sexual assault and rape in the military and encourages more reporting by victims; (3) reviewing the capacity of the legal infrastructure in the military to investigate and prosecute effectively sexual assault cases; (4) examining any barriers on military facilities to conducting effective investigations of sexual assault and rape cases; and (5) ensuring that the command affords an alleged sexual assault victim an opportunity for a base transfer should a military protection order be issued.