Military personnel [electronic resource] : sustained leadership and oversight needed to improve DOD's prevention and treatment of domestic abuse : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives.
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 
Mode of access via the U.S. Government Accountability Office web site.
Title from PDF title page (GAO, viewed on Oct. 15, 2010).
In 2001, the Deputy Secretary of Defense stated that domestic violence will not be tolerated in the Department of Defense (DOD). Despite this posture, DOD's clinical database indicates that 8,223 incidents met criteria for domestic abuse in fiscal year 2009. However, because this database includes only cases reported to military clinical offices, it does not represent all cases. In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated whether DOD is able to determine the effectiveness of its domestic abuse efforts. To conduct this review, GAO reviewed legislative requirements and DOD guidance, analyzed domestic abuse data, and interviewed officials involved in domestic abuse prevention and treatment and persons eligible to receive services at five military bases.
Includes bibliographical references.
Background -- DOD has made some positive changes but has no oversight framework to determine the effectiveness of DOD's efforts to prevent and treat domestic abuse -- Conclusions.