Griffith introduces Sexual Assault Victims Protection Act

morgan griffithCongressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) introduced the Sexual Assault Victims Protection Act this week.

The Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Health Care recently found a shortage of qualified nurses and hospitals that provide sexual assault exams in the Commonwealth, sometimes requiring victims to travel for hours for proper care.

“We have to do better for sexual assault victims,” Griffith said. “The bill I have introduced, the Sexual Assault Victims Protection Act, will help. It would establish a task force to identify barriers that now block access to professional assistance, help states improve their ability to gather evidence, and require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to publicize resources and best practices for responding to sexual assault. By improving the ability to respond to these heinous crimes, we can better support those who suffer from sexual assault.”

Griffith sponsored similar legislation last year.



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