Reports to Congress

As required by Congress, the Department released its eighth Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies for Academic Program Year 2012-2013 on January 10, 2014.

The most recent Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Annual Report was provided to Congress in May 2013.

To help address the crime of sexual assault within the Military, the Department of Defense and various Service branches conduct comprehensive annual sexual assault assessments and issue reports. The data provided in the reports serves as the foundation and catalyst for future sexual assault prevention, training, victim care and accountability goals.

The annual reports on sexual harassment and violence at the three U.S. Military Service Academies provide data on reported sexual assaults involving cadets and/or midshipmen, as well as policies, procedures and processes implemented in response to sexual harassment and violence during the Academic Program Year.

The Special Victims Capability (SVC) Report describes the plans and timelines for establishing special victims capabilities in each Military Department, along with an assessment of those plans and timelines for certain special victim offenses including domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual assault.