Essay on Sexual Assault At George Washington University Law School

1100 Words Dec 6th, 2015 null Page
One of the most complex issues is the assessment of sexual assault in the military and how to provide proper medical, psychological treatment, proper reporting procedures and fair justice. Lisa Schneck (2014) a law student at George Washington University Law School, she discovered a survey conducted on more than 1,100 women severing in Afghanistan and Iraq. She reported that a shocking 92 percent of reported assaults never come before a military court because first responders frequently fail to collect forensic evidence of an assault within the 72-hour deadline stipulated by current guidelines, and more often than not, the victim’s superior decides against proceeding to court-martial (p. 581). The Army treats all victims of military sexual assault (MSA) with dignity, fairness, and respect and every reported must follow proper guidelines. The information and circumstances of the allegations will be disclosed on a need-to-know basis only applying to both on and off post and during duty and non-duty hours covered in the Army Command Policy (2014). Most victims of different forms of trauma from their assault, but the responses are the same with a quality assessment, treatment, and justice.
The Army SHARP program has two reporting options: restricted and unrestricted. The victim is allowed to choose which option is best; however, their selection is complex. With both options, the victim receives legal advice, intensive medical and psychological treatment from a…

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