Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/127

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PUBLIC LAW 103-337—OCT. 5, 1994 108 STAT. 2761 rank, and race, and (C) by the categories specified in paragraph (2). (4) The retention rates, by gender, rank, and race, with an analysis of factors influencing those rates. (5) The propensity of persons to enhst, displayed by gender and race, with an analysis of the factors influencing those propensities. (c) SUBMISSION TO CONGRESS. —The Secretary shall submit the report under this section for any fiscal year as part of the annual Department of Defense posture statement provided to Congress in connection with the Department of Defense budget request for that fiscal year. (d) INITIAL SUBMISSION.—The first report under this section shall be submitted in connection with the Department of Defense budget request for fiscal year 1996 and shall include data, to the degree such data already exists, for fiscal years after fiscal year 1991. SEC. 534. VICTIMS' ADVOCATES PROGRAMS IN DEPARTMENT OF 10 USC 113note. DEFENSE. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— (1) The Secretary of Defense, acting through the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, shall revise policies and regulations of the Department of Defense with respect to the programs of the Department of Defense specified in paragraph (2) in order to establish within each of the military departments a victims' advocates program. (2) Programs referred to in paragraph (1) are the following: (A) Victim and witness assistance programs. (B) Family advocacy programs. (C) Equal opportunity programs. (3) In the case of the Department of the Navy, separate victims' advocates programs shall be established for the Navy and the Marine Corps. (b) PURPOSE. — ^A victims' advocates program established pursuaiit to subsection (a) shall provide assistance described in subsection (d) to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents who are victims of any of the following: (1) Crime. (2) Intrafamilial sexual, physical, or emotional abuse. (3) Discrimination or harassment based on race, gender, ethnic background, national origin, or religion. (c) INTERDISCIPLINARY COUNCILS. —(1) The Secretary of Defense Establishment, shall establish a Department of Defense council to coordinate and oversee the implementation of programs under subsection (a). The membership of the council shall be selected from members of the Armed Forces and officers and employees of the Department of Defense having expertise or experience in a variety of disciplines and professions in order to ensure representation of the full range of services and expertise that will be needed in implementing those programs. (2) The Secretary of each military department shall establish similar interdisciplinary councils within that military department as appropriate to ensure the fullest coordination and effectiveness of the victims' advocates program of that military department. To the extent practicable, such a council shall be established at each significant military installation.