Sinema Meets with JAGs from Special Victim Counsel Program

Apr 30, 2019

Senator continues work supporting survivors of military sexual trauma

WASHINGTON — Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema today met with JAGs assigned to the military’s Special Victim Counsel program to hear about issues facing the Special Victim Counsel corps and discuss ways to improve outcomes for survivors of sexual trauma in the military. 

“The Special Victim Counsel serves a vital role in protecting and empowering survivors of military sexual trauma. We’ll continue our work to curb military sexual trauma and hold perpetrators accountable,” said Sinema.

Sinema met with Lieutenant General Charles Pede, US Army Judge Advocate General Corps Commander, in March.

In February, Sinema cosponsored the bipartisan Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act, which ensures that veterans who have been the victims of sexual trauma have access to the health care and mental health services they need.