The Coast Guard is working to create a culture where our entire workforce understands sexual assault is a crime and will tolerate nothing short of respect for their fellow shipmates. As shipmates, each and every person in the Coast Guard [...]
As with many afloat units, it can be easy to get to know your shipmates when you live and work in such close proximity. It was because of this proximity that I embraced the role of a victim advocate and strived to know every member of the crew, along with my personal goal of being the type of person my shipmates felt comfortable going to when they needed help – job related or otherwise.
Throughout the month of April, Coast Guard Compass is highlighting the service’s efforts in sexual assault prevention and response as well as introducing you to members of the Service who dedicate themselves to supporting their shipmates and community. Tiffani Collier [...]
We are steadfast in our resolve to truly make the Service a zero tolerance environment for sexual assault. As shipmates, each and every person in the Coast Guard has a shared responsibility to make this change. We will not stand by when one of our shipmates has fallen victim to sexual assault nor will we serve in silence with someone who has committed a crime against another.
As we wrap up our series in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, guest blogger Dr. Patrick McGann offers up a frank assessment of the Coast Guard’s efforts to eradicate sexual violence from our service and reminds us that creating [...]
Coast Guard lawyers, commonly referred to as JAGs, are on the front line of the battle to eradicate sexual assaults from the service. Working side-by-side with the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) and victim advocates, Coast Guard lawyers are responsible for prosecuting [...]
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the Coast Guard Compass will feature weekly stories throughout April on the service’s efforts to create a zero tolerance environment with respect to sexual assault. The Coast Guard’s position on sexual assaults [...]