The Support for Survivors Act would assist servicemembers who were victims of sexual trauma during their military service by requiring the Department of Defense to ensure life-long storage of all documents connected with reports of sexual assaults and sexual harassment across all branches of the U.S. military.

“This is common-sense legislation that now has the full, bipartisan support of the women in the Senate,” Klobuchar said.  “Inconsistent recordkeeping has led to destroyed records and hardship for some victims. This bill would preserve personal records and establish uniform guidelines for recordkeeping across all military branches, so we can make sure our veterans have the care they need while supporting justice for assault victims.”

HometownSource.com, May 26, 2011

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