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Annual Report of the Peace Corps Sexual Assault Advisory Council

Annual Report of the Peace Corps Sexual Assault Advisory Council

The Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act of 2011 mandated that a Peace Corps Sexual Assault Advisory Council be created to evaluate the progress the agency was making on implementing that legislation.The report is made to the President, the Chair, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and Chair, House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The Report was delivered on October 28, 2015. It covers the period Fiscal 2014 to Fiscal 2015. The report addresses many issues that were publicized recently. It is now available online at the Peace Corps’s official website. The Executive Summary is copied below. http://files.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/PCAC_Annual_Report_2015.pdf “EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIn the years since the Kate Puzey Act was passed, the Peace Corps has worked diligently and meticulously to implement a new Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Response Program (SARRR) that raises the bar on support and services that are provided to Volunteer victims. The Peace Corps recognized the need for change . . .

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