Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) is responsible for oversight of the Department's sexual assault policy. SAPRO works hand-in-hand with the Services and the civilian community to develop and implement innovative prevention and response programs.
- Sexual Assault Response Reporting Options: Military victims of sexual assault have two ways to report the incident -- an Unrestricted Report which triggers an official investigation and a Restricted Report which keeps the victim's personal information confidential, even from the chain of command. Read more about these Reporting Options here.
- DoD Delivers SAPR Report to the White House: The Department released the findings of a report on the DoD's recent progress in addressing the issue of sexual assault within the military. As directed by the President, the report assesses recent reforms to the military justice system, demonstrates key programmatic initiatives, and includes clear benchmarks and metrics to measure effectiveness. Read the Report here, an Executive Summary of the Report, the Secretary of Defense's Initiatives and Fact Sheet here, and find DoD SAPRO's Press Briefing here.
- SAAPM 2015: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is coming. The April 2015 theme is "Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part." View and download materials here.
- SAPR Source: Read DoD SAPRO's latest edition of the newsletter here.