Assessment to Solutions

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response


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. In working with DEOMI, SAPRO is dedicated to providing the resources commanders need to address command issues disclosed by the DEOCS survey. 

Select each factor for a detailed definition, additional information, and various products that will assist your organization in developing effective solutions.


 

Introduction


Director's Message

Admiral Burkhardt, Director of the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office.

►  Video

Reports

SAPRO Reports

Other Government Reports

Online Lessons

The following course(s) are available through DEOMI's distance learning capability. An organization's action plan can include the opportunity to take these course(s) to heighten awareness on this factor.

Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness Online Lesson

Posters

For other products in support of this poster please visit the EO/EEO Toolkit/Special Observances area.  All items can be downloaded and used to enhance awareness to the impact of Sexual Assault.  Click the poster images to download the posters.

This poster can be downloaded and used to emphasize a comprehensive approach to preventing Sexual Assault.

 
Recommended Reading

This recommended reading list is designed to provide leaders with additional materials that specifically address this factor. The information provided can be incorporated into the organization's action plan.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Recommended Reading List

Web Resources


The following resources provide additional information and may be used when developing a plan of action.

DOD

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Official Website

Safe Helpline

Army

www.sexualassault.army.mil/

National Guard

www.nationalguard.mil/Leadership/joint-staff/j-1/napr/

Navy

www.public.navy.mil

Air Force

www.resilience.af.mil/SAPR

Coast Guard

www.uscg.mil/resources/civil-right/

Civilian Sites

RAINN

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

 

Prevention Climate


Military members' or employees' perceptions that their immediate supervisor takes action to prevent sexual assault by promoting a respectful and safe command climate and deterring sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Fact Sheet

The fact sheet provides a description, summarizes the importance, and suggests how leaders can have an influence on this factor.

Fact Sheet on Sexual Assault Prevention Climate

Prevention Strategies

Strategy sheets will provide some recommendations to address concerns that may be present about this factor in your organization.

Sexual Assault Prevention Climate Strategies

Presentations

The presentation content can be used to raise awareness regarding this factor and provides recommendations that may be included in the command's action plan.

Prevention Program Elements

Focus Groups / Interview Questions

A climate assessment includes conducting interviews and focus groups. This process is instrumental for validating the information received from the survey. This is a list of suggested questions that can be used to help the command obtain clarity regarding this factor.

Focus Group and Interview Questions

 

Bystander Intervention Experience


Member's observation of a high-risk situation (i.e., a situation that may precede a sexual assault), and how they intervened.

Fact Sheet

The fact sheet provides a description, summarizes the importance, and suggests how leaders can have an influence on this factor.

DEOCS Fact Sheet on Bystander Intervention Experience (past 12 months)

Prevention Strategies

Strategy sheets will provide some recommendations to address concerns that may be present about this factor in your organization.

Strategies for Bystander Intervention

Presentations

The presentation content can be used to raise awareness regarding this factor and provides recommendations that may be included in the command's action plan.

Bystander Intervention Climate

Videos

DEOMI produced media is designed to increase awareness of behaviors that impact command climate. The video can be used with other tools located in this area and on deomi.org.

►  Bystander Intervention Video
►  Bystander Intervention Facilitation Guide (to be used with the above video)

 

Reporting Knowledge

 


Member's knowledge of the sexual assault reporting options.

Fact Sheet

The fact sheet provides a description, summarizes the importance, and suggests how leaders can have an influence on this factor.

►  DEOCS Fact Sheet on Sexual Assault Reporting Knowledge

Prevention Strategies

Strategy sheets will provide some recommendations to address concerns that may be present about this factor in your organization.

►  Strategies to Increase Sexual Assault Reporting Knowledge

Presentations

The presentation content can be used to raise awareness regarding this factor and provides recommendations that may be included in the command's action plan.

►  Increasing Sexual Assault Reporting Knowledge

Focus Groups / Interview Questions

A climate assessment includes conducting interviews and focus groups. This process is instrumental for validating the information received from the survey. This is a list of suggested questions that can be used to help the command obtain clarity regarding this factor.

►  Focus Group and Interview Questions

Videos

DEOMI produced media is designed to increase awareness of behaviors that impact command climate. The video can be used with other tools located in this area and on deomi.org.

►  SAPRO Reporting Options

 

Response Climate


Military member's or employee's perception of whether their chain of command/supervision would take appropriate action to address an Unrestricted Report of sexual assault and the extent to which leadership would support and encourage recovery.

Fact Sheet

The fact sheet provides a description, summarizes the importance, and suggests how leaders can have an influence on this factor.

►  DEOCS Fact Sheet on Sexual Assault Response Climate

Prevention Strategies

Strategy sheets will provide some recommendations to address concerns that may be present about this factor in your organization.

►  Strategies to Promote a Sexual Assault Response Climate

Presentations

The presentation content can be used to raise awareness regarding this factor and provides recommendations that may be included in the command's action plan.

►  Increasing Your Organization's Sexual Assault Response Climate

Focus Groups / Interview Questions


►  Sexual Assault Response Climate

Videos

DEOMI produced media is designed to increase awareness of behaviors that impact command climate. The video can be used with other tools located in this area and on deomi.org.

►  Aftermath of a SA: Peer Responses (Video)
►  Peer Response Facilitation Guide to be used with the above video

 

Retaliation Climate


Military member's or employee's perceptions of whether retaliation would occur if a sexual assault was reported in their unit/organization

Fact Sheet

The fact sheet provides a description, summarizes the importance, and suggests how leaders can have an influence on this factor.

►  DEOCS Fact Sheet on Sexual Assault Retaliation Climate

Prevention Strategies

Strategy sheets will provide some recommendations to address concerns that may be present about this factor in your organization.

►  Strategies to Eliminate a Sexual Assault Retaliation Climate

Presentations

The presentation content can be used to raise awareness regarding this factor and provides recommendations that may be included in the command's action plan.

►  Preventing a Sexual Assault Retaliation Climate

Focus Groups / Interview Questions


►  Sexual Assault Retaliation Climate

Videos

DEOMI produced media is designed to increase awareness of behaviors that impact command climate. The video can be used with other tools located in this area and on deomi.org.

►  SARC Retaliation Climate

 

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