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

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

Prevention

Culture of Dignity and Respect

Prevention is much more than an hour of training, an awareness campaign, or an inspiring poster. DoD’s prevention approach engages leaders at all levels and requires a personal commitment from every Service member to uphold military core values.

DoD is committed to eliminating sexual assault and fostering a culture of dignity and respect for every Service member. The desired end state is an atmosphere where cultural imperatives of mutual respect and trust, professional values, and team commitment are reinforced to create an environment where sexual assault is not tolerated, condoned, or ignored.

SAAPM Campaign

SAAPM Campaign

SAAPM is recognized in April by both civilian and military communities. DoD observes SAAPM by focusing on creating the appropriate culture to eliminate sexual assault and requiring a personal commitment from all Service members at every level...

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Prevention Strategy

Prevention Strategy

With the publication of the 2014-2016 Sexual Assault Prevention Strategy, the Secretary of Defense directed the Services to execute proactive and comprehensive sexual assault prevention programs…

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Prevention Program Elements

Prevention Program Elements

The Department has determined that the sexual assault prevention programs that have demonstrated the greatest promise in reducing sexual assaults integrate a variety of practices in a multifaceted campaign…

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Community of Practice

Community of Practice

To assist military sexual assault response professionals, DoD SAPRO developed and manages “SAPR Connect,” an online platform to collaborate and share ideas, research, insights from experts, and news from the field…

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