SAPRO Crest. Department of Defense: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response


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.


The Department is committed to being a national leader in preventing and responding to sexual assault.
DoD and each of the military Services have issued policy to assure compliance with our mission and the rule of military law. The DoD Directives and Instructions represent requirements in the NDAA and incorporate the recommendations found in the Task Force Report on Care for Victims of Sexual Assault (1.6 MB) as well as from Public Law 108-375, the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (1.0 MB).

DoD Directives, Instructions, Directive Type Memorandums (DTMs) and Memorandums & Guidance that pertain to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response can be found by clicking the button at right, or in the DoD Policy section below.
To view the Services' SAPR-related policies, click the button at right or scroll down the page below the DoD policy, to find links to each of the Services' SAPR-related policies.

DoD Policy: Directives, Instructions, DTMs,
and Memorandums & Guidance

DoD Directive 6495.01 establishes the broad policy parameters of the SAPR Program for the Department. Detailed procedures for key areas in the SAPR program are found in the DoD Instruction 6495.02 under the DoD Instructions tab. Tabs for DoD SAPR-related Directive Type Memorandums (DTMs) and Memorandums & Guidance follow.

Services' Policies