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SAPR Source

Welcome to SAPR Source!

SAPR Source is an authoritative, one-stop shop for SARCs, SAPR VAs, and other SAPR professionals to access timely information on victim assistance and prevention efforts, activities and events, tools and guidance, and important program and policy updates. SAPR Source is updated monthly or as-needed with key information and resources.

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

SAPRO released the Victim Advocacy Initial Skills Assessment Tool to help provide structured observation and feedback to SARCs and SAPR VAs during their initial training. This tool is a way to identify areas of strength, remediation, and growth based on the D-SAACP core competencies

  • The tool may be used by course facilitators or instructors during initial SAPR training.  Additionally, it may be used by SARCs to support the development of SARCs or SAPR VAs whom they supervise.
  • It is not to be used as a replacement for any formal performance assessment and evaluation of SARCs and SAPR VAs.

Learn more about the Catch a Serial Offender (CATCH Program). Click here to access helpful SARC talking points, FAQs, and more resources, or access the CATCH training course on Joint Knowledge Online by following these instructions.

SPARX Connection is the new online platform for prevention personnel addressing a range of harmful behaviors to collaborate, share ideas, research, learn, and keep up with the latest news in the field. Find more information about SPARX Connection here.

Self-Paced Educational Programs: Safe Helpline offers a number of unique self-paced modules to help those looking for support or information related to sexual assault. Each module was built with a particular audience in mind, but all modules provide valuable information for anyone looking to learn more about sexual assault, its effects, and the support available. All of the modules can be accessed anonymously and many are also available for D-SAACP credit in the Safe Helpline Education Portal. Learn more here.


The Department is committed to being a national leader in preventing and responding to sexual assault.

DoD and each of the military Services have issued policy to assure compliance with our mission and the rule of military law. DoD Directive 6495.01 establishes the broad policy parameters of the SAPR Program for the Department.

Check out the Policy webpage on for information and resources on SAPR policy.


Want to better understand the latest updates in SAPR policy? Please visit Latest Policy Updates and click on each topic to access the individual "topic summary handout," which can be used as a reference and for training purposes. 

Frequently Asked Questions



CEU Credits Event Date Time Location

What is a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam?

Self-paced N/A

Brainstorming to Support Healing Self-paced N/A

Suicide 101: Responding to Suicidal Ideation Among Survivors of Sexual Assault (Online Program)  Self-paced N/A
  DoD Safe HelpRoom Male Survivor Session Every Sunday 1300-1500 Safe HelpRoom

Building Hope & Resiliency: Addressing the Effects of Sexual Assault (Online Program) Self-paced N/A

How to Support A Survivor (Online Program) Self-paced N/A

Safe Helpline 101 Self-paced N/A

This symbol denotes events that offer continuing education unit (CEU) hours that can be used for renewing your DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) credentials.

Services' SAPR/SHARP Offices

Department of Defense

Other Resources/Trainings


We want to hear from you! If you would like to provide feedback about the SAPR Program, contact SAPRO via email here.

Based on your feedback, SAPRO will continue to update SAPR Source with the commitment of providing you timely, relevant content.