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Victim Assistance

Victim Support Comes First

The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to providing trauma-informed, gender-responsive, and culturally-competent support and resources that are victim-focused to all who report sexual assault. SAPRO's policies and programs are intended to strengthen resiliency of victims of sexual assault and instill confidence and trust in the reporting process, whether they choose to file a restricted or unrestricted report. DoD’s approach ensures that Service members receive the protections to which they are entitled, and support through an integrated victim services network of care.


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

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

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.

The SAPR Toolkit for Commanders and SARCs includes resources and tools to use when assisting victims of sexual assault plus all SAPR DD Forms.

Special Victims' Counsel / Victim Legal Counsel are legal professionals specially trained to serve victims of sexual assault.


The Men's SAPR Campaign provides vital education, share important resources, and promote ongoing discussions of sexual assault and the spectrum of harm within the military.

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.

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

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



If you’ve witnessed or experienced retaliation following a report of sexual assault, you can share the allegations to SAPRO anonymously or with personal contact information using this form.

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.

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


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

The DOJ’s OVC TTAC offers training, in partnership with DoD, for military and community-based victim service agencies.