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Fort Riley Overhauls Sexual Assault Program

Associated Press - April 21, 2014 8:26 am

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Fort Riley has revamped its services for sexual assault victims in the military, streamlining the process in a bid to make it easier for victims to report assaults.

The fort’s new Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention Center on the base near Junction City, opened earlier this month and gives alleged victims a one-stop shop for services.

Before the center was opened, victims who wanted to speak with a lawyer in the staff judge advocate’s office needed to go to separate buildings.

The offices now share the same hallway in a low-traffic building, allowing people to enter discreetly. Posters and banners around Fort Riley also encourage victims to “Speak Up.”

Fort officials also managed the change in about two weeks.

Associated Press information from: The Kansas City Star

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