LAW ENFORCEMENT / MILITARY
|“Rape and other sexual assaults are violent crimes that violate human dignity and the deeply held values of the Corps and the military as a whole. Sexual assault is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”|
|–General William L. Nyland, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps|
Core values such as honor, courage, and commitment must be defined to include the need for men and women in the armed forces to challenge sexism, be a positive role model, and become an active bystander to prevent violence.
What you can do:
- Educate your troops on how to become an active bystander. (MVP)
- Advocate for policy change within the Uniform Code of Military Justice to ensure perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence are held accountable for their actions.
- Become a member of the Iowa Men’s Action Member
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy’s Violence Against Women Instructor
Fatherhood.gov’s Militaty Families
Mentors In Violence Prevention
National Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence: Military’s Response to Domestic & Sexual Violence
US Department of Defense: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Many communities have a local Domestic Abuse Resource Team (DART) or Victim Resource Officer (VRO). They can be a great local resource. Talk with your local police station for more information.