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Gov. Evers approves Guard’s plan to improve sex assault response program

MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Tony Evers approved a corrective action plan developed by the Wisconsin National Guard to improve their handling of sexual assault, sexual harassment and retaliation allegations.

In December, the former top commander of the Wisconsin National Guard, Donald Dunbar, resigned after a report by federal investigators which found the National Guard went against federal law when handling sexual assault and harassment claims.

The newly approved plan, created with help from the National Guard Bureau, calls for complete compliance with federal regulations. Brig. Gen. Laurie Farris of the New Hampshire National Guard has been assigned to oversee the corrective action plan's development and implementation. 

The plan will be implemented in four phases beginning immediately with an initiation phase that runs between now and March 31, followed by a validation phase that concludes May 31, an execution phase that concludes July 30, and a full implementation and reassessment phase that ends with a Wisconsin National Guard and National Guard Bureau validation that all 21 OCI assessment recommendations are satisfied no later than August 31.

Read the full plan HERE.

Matthew Cash

Senior Executive Producer

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