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Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)

The OVC TTAC, in collaboration with SAPRO, has developed Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships To Respond to Sexual Assault (SMCCP) training for military and community-based victim service agencies.

The program was developed to train community victim advocates on building effective partnerships with local military installations to enhance and extend the system of support for sexual assault victims in the military. Throughout this training, participants build knowledge about military systems, protocols, and culture to improve services offered to military sexual assault victims and learn to build successful collaborations between community-based programs and military installations.

SMCCP Training

This free, interactive, 1.5-day in-person training, or 1-day blended online training, is designed for:

  • Community victim advocates
  • Law enforcement officials
  • Sexual assault nurse examiners
  • Mental health counselors
  • Prosecutors
  • SARCs and SAPR VAs
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual assault medical forensic examiners
  • Military chaplains
  • Military criminal investigators


Participants are eligible to receive up to 8.75 Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) CEUs for attending both days of the in-person, 1.5-day SMCCP training or up to 5.75 D-SAACP CEUs for attending the second day of the in-person SMCCP training. Additionally, participants can earn up to 8 D-SAACP CEUs for completing all online sessions of the virtual SMCCP training.

For more information on how to bring this free training to your military community, you can find more information here, contact, or call 1-866-682-8822.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an OVC TTAC training consultant for SMCCP, please contact,, or call 1-866-682-8822.