Rose Goldberg Calls Out U.S. Military and VAs Failures to Support Survivors of Military Sexual Assault

Rose Goldberg (’16), California Deputy Attorney General and Lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, was quoted in The New York Times discussing the V.A.’s requirement to provide health services to any veteran who has experienced a military sexual assault and how as many as 400,000 potentially eligible veterans have been denied services (“‘A Poison in the System’: The Epidemic of Military Sexual Assault,” Aug 3). “They’re summarily just kicked out. It is very, very frustrating.” Rose also noted the limited availability of special victims’ counsels to provide military service members with resources and support after sexual assault. “I’ve heard anecdotally about victims just not being able to reach their special victims’ counsel, not having enough time with them, not really getting to benefit from the program.”