From the desk of Monika Johnson Hostler of NCCASA
Military sexual assault has inundated the media and there have been several hill committee hearings. NC Senator Hagan has been in the media calling for a change in the culture of military to end sexual assault.
Recap- over the last few years, the National Defense Authorization Act has included changes to military response and prevention efforts. Those changes included specialized offices at Department of Defense and within the installations. Additionally the options of reporting were expanded. One of the benefits we have seen in NC is the local partnerships between individual installations and RCC’s through formal MOUs.
The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence has a policy statement that addresses the various bills that have been introduced regarding military sexual assault. Please click here to review the policy statement.
Lastly, we are approaching the end of our fiscal year and the results are in, NCCASA’s Board of Directors for 2013-2015 (see entire Board here). Please join me in thanking two dedicated board members who have supported the work of NCCASA by giving of their time, talents and treasurers- Myra Gaddy and Gail Hutchison have served on the board in various capacities for nearly a decade. This is not a goodbye; they both will continue their work in different capacities.