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

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Victim Assistance

Victim Support Comes First

DoD has an uncompromising commitment to victim assistance. A healthy culture supports those who make the difficult decision to report a sexual assault crime when it does occur.

DoD’s mission is to provide high quality services and support to victims and survivors of sexual assault that strengthen their resilience and instill confidence and trust in the reporting process, whether they file a restricted or unrestricted report.


Need Assistance?

Need Assistance?

No matter your duty status within the DoD community, find information and resources designed to meet your unique needs...

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Reporting Options

Reporting Options

Under DoD's SAPR Policy, Service members have two reporting options - Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting...

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Victims’ Bill of Rights

Victims’ Bill of Rights

DoD law enforcement and legal personnel directly engaged in the detection, investigation or prosecution of crimes are responsible for ensuring that victims of military-related crime are accorded the following rights...

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SVC / VLC

SVC / VLC

The legal process for prosecuting sexual assault cases can often be daunting and confusing for victims...

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VWAP

VWAP

Once an investigation is initiated, a Victim/Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) Provider is available to assist sexual assault victims...

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D-SAACP

D-SAACP

D-SAACP was established to standardize sexual assault response to victims and professionalize victim advocacy roles of Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC) and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocates (VA).

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Safe HelpRoom

Safe HelpRoom

Safe HelpRoom is an online group chat service that allows military sexual assault survivors to connect with one another in a 24/7, moderated, and secure environment…

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Safe Helpline Information

Safe Helpline Information

DoD Safe Helpline is a crisis support service specially designed for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault...

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Report Retaliation

Report Retaliation

If you believe you have experienced or witnessed retaliation in any form following a report of sexual assault, you can report the retaliation allegations either anonymously or with your personal contact information...

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