Sexual Assault Prevention
and Response Office
The Sexual Assault Prevention
and Response Office (SAPRO) is responsible for oversight of the Department's sexual assault policy. SAPRO works hand-in-hand with the Services and the civilian community to develop and implement innovative prevention and response programs.
2016 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey Now Available Online
Do you want an opportunity to affect change in your military workplace? The Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Members (WGRA) is currently being administered as part of a series of health and resilience surveys mandated by Congress. The 2016 WGRA will assess experiences you may have had recently with sexual harassment and sexual assault and is the only survey the Department uses to construct official rates of these experiences across the force. Results from this survey will be used by DoD to develop policies that will support you and your fellow military members. Without your participation, wrong conclusions may be drawn about what is going on in the military regarding these behaviors.
To check to see if you have been selected for the 2016 WGRA, and to retrieve your Ticket Number, go to: http://www.dodsurveys.mil and click on the “Am I in a DMDC Survey Sample?” button.
FY15 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military
The Department issued its congressionally mandated Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military on May 5, 2016. Find the FY15 Annual Report here.
DoD Releases Retaliation Strategy
The Department announced the release of its "Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy: Regarding Sexual Assault and Harassment Reports." Find the strategy here.
DoD Releases MSA Report
The Department announced the release of its Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies for Academic Program Year 2014-2015. Find the report here.
DCoE 2016 Webinar Series Calendar Released
The Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) released their 2016 Webinar Series Calendar. Some of these webinars represent an opportunity for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to help maintain the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) Credential. For information about registration and continuing education credit, visit dcoe.mil/webinars.
Safe Helpline's Follow-up Support Service
Safe Helpline now provides users with the option to receive follow-up support, connecting them with additional resources to aid in their recovery. Follow-up support is entirely optional and available to those who have not yet filed a report or connected with their SARC or Victim Advocate. A phone number is the only personally identifying information (PII) that is required. Find more information here.