Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign Overview
Nationally, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) occurs in April and commits to raising awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual violence through use of special events and public education. SAAM provides commands/installations an annual opportunity to highlight Department of Defense (DoD) and Service policies addressing sexual assault prevention and response. DoD policies address sexual assault prevention and seek to establish a climate of confidence in which:
- education and training create an environment in which sexual assault and the attitudes that promote it are not tolerated;
- victims of sexual assault receive the care and support that they need; and,
- offenders are held accountable for their actions.
Everyone has a role in stopping sexual assault and localizing SAAM activities is a great way to extend this message.