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Catch a Serial Offender (CATCH) Program

Welcome to CATCH!

The CATCH Program gives people making a Restricted Report an opportunity to anonymously disclose suspect information to help the Department of Defense identify serial offenders. CATCH allows sexual assault victims (Service members and adult dependents) to discover if the suspect in their Restricted Report may have also assaulted another person (a "match" in the CATCH website), and having that knowledge, decide whether to convert their Restricted Report to Unrestricted to initiate an investigation of the serial offender suspect. For more information, contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or Victim Advocate (VA). To locate a SARC or VA near you, click here.

For general questions about the CATCH Program, contact SAPRO.

For CATCH website IT support, contact 571-305-9999, option 2 (SARCs only, not victims.) 

Below is the process for a victim to make a CATCH entry

 

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For Victims:

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Victim Info Sheet for CATCH Program CATCH Entry Form Pocket Card for victims with CATCH Timeframes
Inform sexual assault victims about the CATCH Program, how it works, and provide additional resources. Review a sample CATCH entry form. Print our cards to provide victims with CATCH login information.

For SARCs:

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CATCH Program Procedures CATCH Program Poster CATCH Program Talking Points for SARCS
Understand important program information by referencing the CATCH Program procedures. Promote awareness of the CATCH Program at your installation by printing and posting the CATCH poster. SARCs need to familiarize themselves with the SARC CATCH talking points to use in their conversations with interested Restricted Reporting victims.
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Official CATCH Program Website for Victim Entries CATCH Training Webinar DD Form 2910 CATCH 101 PowerPoint
Navigate to https://profile.ncis.navy.mil to access the official CATCH Program website where Restricted Reporting victims can make an entry. Before you get to the entry submission page that requires a Username and Password, you can review the "Landing Page" for general information of the CATCH Program, info for victims on "Getting Started", "FAQs", and a "Privacy Notice". The CATCH Program Training Course is available 24x7, world-wide on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO). A DoD Common Access Card (CAC) is required to take the training. View instructions on how to access and complete this course. View the CATCH addition to the DD Form 2910. If the form is not be viewable in your Web browser, please download it first, then use Adobe Reader to fill out the form. Gain an understanding of the CATCH Program overview, key roles, program procedures, and additional resources with this short slide deck.
How do I make a CATCH entry?

Visit the CATCH Program website on your computer or mobile device at a time that's convenient. Your SARC can provide you the web address and your personal, anonymous, secure log-in information.

Do I have to provide my name?

No, you cannot share your name; the process is anonymous.

What information do you need about the suspect?

You can provide as much information as you can remember and feel comfortable sharing (for example, name, rank, height, tattoos or other distinguishing factors), or any other information you think may be important in identifying the suspect, or linking the suspect to other crimes.

How long do you keep my entry in the CATCH system?

Each entry is kept for 10 years. This means that you could be contacted at any time over the next 10 years if there is a potential match, as long as you don't opt out and your contact information doesn't change.

What about my Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Kit?

The SAFE Kit corresponding to your Restricted Report will be retained for 10 years in order to avoid the unintended destruction of a Restricted Reporting SAFE Kit affiliated with a CATCH entry.

How will I be contacted if there is a potential match?

You will be contacted privately, using ONLY the information you provided. Your name and information will remain anonymous until you decide to participate in an investigation and convert your Restricted Report to Unrestricted. You can always say you don't want to participate.

What if I change my mind, can I opt out of the CATCH Program once I've made my entry?

Yes, you can opt out at any time - just tell your SARC.

If a victim who previously filed a Restricted Report hears about the CATCH Program and now wants to submit a CATCH entry, do they have to fill out a new DD Form 2910 with the CATCH notifications and victim's contact information? (See highlighted areas in the attached 2910 to see where the new CATCH information is located)

No. But it may be useful for the SARC to use the blocks on the new 2910 as follows:

1. NOW (Before the DSAID File Locker is operational): Locate the original signed Restricted 2910. Get a new 2910 form, annotate it with the Restricted Reporting DSAID Control Number of the original form, and have the victim fill out ONLY the fields in 1.d.(9) on p.1. Staple both forms together and retain per Service regulations; Use block 11 on Page 2 to document victim CATCH program activity.

2. LATER (After the DSAID File Locker is operational) - Locate the original signed Restricted 2910. Get a new 2910 form, annotate it with the Restricted Reporting DSAID Control Number of the original form, and have the victim fill out ONLY the fields in 1.d.(9) on p.1. Use block 11 on Page 2 to document victim CATCH program activity. Scan in both forms and upload into the DSAID File Locker.

I have more questions. Who can I speak with before deciding?

If you are eligible, your SARC or SAPR Victim Advocate can offer you a referral to a Special Victims' Counsel (Army, Air Force, National Guard) or Victims' Legal Counsel (Navy, USMC), who is your personal attorney (not a prosecutor or a defense attorney). They can help answer your legal questions about the CATCH program.