What is it?
This bill would extend a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) counseling program to veterans experiencing sexual trauma from incidents that occurred during inactive duty training. Such counseling and services are already in place for National Guard members who are victims of sexual assault while on active duty; this bill applies those same, gratis services to inactive duty training incidents.
The bill most directly impacts National Guard members who are victims of sexual assault during inactive duty training.
A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable.
Rep. Dana Titus (D-NV Press Release
-The Pentagon estimates
that as many as 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted in 2013: an average of 70 sexual assaults per day.
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To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide veterans with counseling and treatment for sexual trauma that occurred during inactive duty training.