sexual assault http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Survey Of College Campuses Shows Many Do Not Investigate Sexual Assault http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/survey-college-campuses-shows-many-do-not-investigate-sexual-assault <p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says a <a href="http://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/SurveyReportwithAppendix.pdf">staff survey</a> of 440 colleges and universities regarding campus sexual assaults has found that 41 percent of those responding “have not conducted a single investigation in five years” despite allegations by possible victims.</p><p>That finding is disturbing, McCaskill told reporters Wednesday because it means those colleges "are saying there are zero instances of sexual assault, which is hard to believe."</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:14:32 +0000 Jo Mannies 37899 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Survey Of College Campuses Shows Many Do Not Investigate Sexual Assault Outside Consultant Will Review UM Sexual Assault Policies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/outside-consultant-will-review-um-sexual-assault-policies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Missouri system announced Wednesday it is hiring an outside consultant to review the school’s policies and materials concerning sexual assault and mental health services.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:23:25 +0000 Dale Singer 35344 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Outside Consultant Will Review UM Sexual Assault Policies Chain Of Command To Be Kept Involved In Military Sexual Assault Cases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chain-command-be-kept-involved-military-sexual-assault-cases <p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill,D-Mo., arguably won her most significant victory since her 2012 re-election with Thursday’s Senate vote in favor of her approach to fighting sexual assaults in the military.</p><p>Most significantly, her approach would keep sexual assault cases within the military chain of command, although she would restrict commanders’ powers to overturn jury verdicts in sexual assault cases and bar commanders from substituting lesser charges.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:36:05 +0000 Jo Mannies 34218 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chain Of Command To Be Kept Involved In Military Sexual Assault Cases McCaskill Calls For Probe Into Sexual Assault/Suicide Case at Mizzou http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-calls-probe-sexual-assaultsuicide-case-mizzou <p><em><strong>Updated 4:11 p.m, Mon., Jan. 27 with investigation by Columbia police.</strong></em></p><p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, an alum of the University of Missouri and a former prosecutor, is calling on the university to investigate the alleged sexual assault of former Mizzou swimmer Sasha Menu Courey, who subsequently committed suicide.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:06:02 +0000 Jo Mannies 33273 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Calls For Probe Into Sexual Assault/Suicide Case at Mizzou McCaskill Will Decline Federal Subsidy For Her Health Care Coverage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-will-decline-federal-subsidy-her-health-care-coverage <p><em>Updated at 1:43 p.m.</em>, <em>Thurs., Dec. 12</em></p><p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., says she’ll go online within a week to sign up for health insurance on the federal exchange – but she won’t be taking the federal subsidy to help cover the cost.</p><p>“I’m not going to take the ‘employer contribution,’ “ McCaskill told Missouri reporters during a conference call Wednesday, referring to the federal government’s share of the health insurance premiums for all federal employees.&nbsp; She added that her staff will take the subsidy, as most other federal employees will do.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:33:46 +0000 Jo Mannies 32157 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Will Decline Federal Subsidy For Her Health Care Coverage McCaskill Amendment On Sexual Assault In The Military Faces Competition In The Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-amendment-sexual-assault-military-faces-competition-senate <p>Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill’s amendment to the Defense Authorization Act that was designed to protect victims of sexual assault is facing competition from a fellow democrat.</p><p>Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is author of an amendment that takes sexual assault cases out of the military chain of command and into the hands of military lawyers.&nbsp;</p><p>McCaskill said Gillibrand’s amendment would give military prosecutors too much influence over sexual assault cases, which could be bad for victims.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:03:44 +0000 Kate Essig 31595 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Amendment On Sexual Assault In The Military Faces Competition In The Senate Blunt, McCaskill Introduce Legislation To Protect Sexual Assault Victims In The Military http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-mccaskill-introduce-legislation-protect-sexual-assault-victims-military <p>Missouri U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Claire&nbsp;McCaskill introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to protect sexual assault victims in the military from aggressive pretrial proceedings.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill, whose cosponsors include Democrat Barbara Boxer of California and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, amends Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which details pretrial investigations.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 19:16:34 +0000 Kate Essig 31213 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt, McCaskill Introduce Legislation To Protect Sexual Assault Victims In The Military McCaskill Touts Legislation To Combat Sexual Assaults In Military http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-touts-legislation-combat-sexual-assaults-military <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Pentagon estimates that as many as 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted in the military last year. Senator Claire&nbsp;</span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-Mo.) introduced new legislation Thursday in response.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There have also been several high profile cases of a member of the military being convicted of sexual assault by a jury, only to have it overturned by a superior officer.&nbsp;</span>McCaskill’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;hopes her bill would change that.</span></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 21:51:01 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26674 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Touts Legislation To Combat Sexual Assaults In Military