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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.

 

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

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

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

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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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Developed to meet requirements set forth in the FY 2009 NDAA, DSAID is the Department’s authoritative, centralized case-level database used to collect and maintain information on sexual assaults involving members of the Armed Forces...

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

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

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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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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...

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DoD SAPRO works with the Military Services to identify exceptional SARCs for Department recognition…