A bill has been proposed by Senator Gillibrand to remove rape reporting from the chain of command and put military prosecutors in charge of deciding what should happen to the accused (rather than the officer that stands to gain or lose something); A process, which results in less than .o1% of military sexual assault cases going to trial. This is the equivalent of having to tell your boss or your boss' boss (who may have hired your boss and is friends with your boss) only if you've been sexually assaulted by your boss, but not having any legal recourse in the justice system. This bill is being blocked by prominent male and female senators.
Megan Garza, MA, LMFT is a certified Specialist in Treating Trauma at a Supervisory level and is Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in work with sexual abuse survivors.