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.
- Order/Download Safe Helpline Materials for SAAPM: April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Are you ready? Order or download posters, postcards, and brochures for DoD Safe Helpline to be used during SAAPM and throughout the year. Read more about 2015 SAAPM here, learn about the Safe Helpline here, and download or order materials here.
- DoD Submits MSA Report: The Department submitted the Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies for Academic Program Year 2013-2014 to Congress on Feb. 10, 2015. Included in the report are the Academies’ self-assessments covering improvements and updates made to their prevention of sexual harassment program and sexual assault prevention and response program from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. The report also contains results from the 2014 Service Academy Gender Relations (SAGR) Survey of cadets and midshipmen conducted by the Defense Manpower Data Center. Read the MSA Report and an Executive Summary here, a MSA Report Fact Sheet here, and the SAGR Survey Report can be found here.
- Secretary of Defense Issues Initiatives: The Secretary of Defense issued Initiatives on Feb. 10, 2015, directing the implementation of several essential measures that address the findings and recommendations in the DoD’s Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies for Academic Program Year 2013-2014. Find the Initiatives here.
- DoD SAPRO Releases MSA Report: The Department announced the release of its Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies for Academic Program Year 2013-2014. Find the press release and DoD News story here.
- Updated Commander’s Checklist for Unrestricted Reports: Updates to DoD SAPR policy are reflected in a new Commander’s Checklist for Unrestricted Reports. The document serves as a baseline for the first 30 days for the commander's response to adult sexual assault victim(s), alleged offender(s), and unit in the event of an Unrestricted Report of sexual assault. Find the updated checklist here, and find the listing of DoD and Services’ SAPR Policies here.
- 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.