An Open Letter to the Senate and House of Representatives in Support of the Military Justice Improvement Act

Dear Senator/Representative, We are asking that Congress ensure that the military give soldiers the same constitutional rights you would have in a civilian court of law. We want professional investigators, not Commanders, investigating felony crimes. We want prosecutors, not military Commanders to make the decision whether we have the evidence to go to court. We … More An Open Letter to the Senate and House of Representatives in Support of the Military Justice Improvement Act

If Military Sexual Assault Victims Experience Retaliation, the Military Justice System is Broken

Fact: 62% of military sexual assault victims report that they suffered both personal & professional retaliation after they reported the crime to their Chain of Command. (Department of Defense, 2014) The retaliation is what makes PTSD so debilitating and if witnessed by others will prevent them from coming forward. It also is the precipitator for … More If Military Sexual Assault Victims Experience Retaliation, the Military Justice System is Broken

Retired APG general: The players change, the ‘GAM’ remains the same

Retired APG general: The players change, the ‘GAM’ remains the same Sixteen years ago, Robert Shadley, then a major general in┬áthe Army, uncovered disturbing news from an important Army training facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Drill sergeants and other instructors were regularly using their power to get sexual favors from young female trainees, or sometimes … More Retired APG general: The players change, the ‘GAM’ remains the same

Jennifer Norris, Veteran, Military Crime Historian & Policy Analyst, Military Justice for All (Media)

Helping Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma, The Boston Globe (2012) Air Force Sexual Abuse Trial Gets Underway, NBC Nightly News (2012) Preventing Rapes in the Military, Andrea Mitchell Reports, MSNBC (2012) Sexual Assault in the US Military, Minnesota Public Radio (2012) Lackland Sex Scandal Continues to Roil Air Force, Houston Chronicle, Texas (2012) Don’t Suffer … More Jennifer Norris, Veteran, Military Crime Historian & Policy Analyst, Military Justice for All (Media)

Senator Collins speaks in support of efforts to address military sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins spoke on the Senate floor today in strong support of legislation coming before the Senate that would address the crisis of sexual assault in the military. “Since 2004, I have been sounding the alarm over the military’s ineffective response to the growing crisis of sexual assault in the … More Senator Collins speaks in support of efforts to address military sexual assault