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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire

Nashua Telegraph: Forum: Ending sex assault in the military will take a ‘change of culture’

Aug 14, 2013
In The News

NASHUA – Ending sexual assault in America’s armed forces will require making a big change in the military culture, experts said Tuesday.

Those experts also agreed that it won’t be easy.

“Culture change can take 10, 20 years,” said Jill Rockey, director of the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire and a former Detective Sergeant for the New Hampshire State Police. “It’s not just prosecutions, not just therapies … it’s changing the culture.”

Tuesday’s roundtable on the issue was called by U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, who has become involved as part of service on the Armed Services Committee of Congress and the bipartisan Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus.

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