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Sexual Assault. Sexual Harassment. Not in Our Army.
 

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Protecting our people protects our mission.

The Installation Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Office provides awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and follow up for sexual harassment / assault issues.

Army policy promotes sensitive care, advocacy, treatment, reporting options for victims and accountability for those who commit crimes.

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Army Policy

Army Regulation 600-20, Army Command Policy (Chapter 8 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program). Learn more...

DODI 6495.2

Department of Defense Instruction for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program Procedures. Learn more...

SHARP Definitions

Improve your knowledge of frequently used SHARP terms. Learn more...

Sexual Assault

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual Assault. Intentional sexual contact characterized by the use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. The term includes a broad category of sexual offenses consisting of the following specific UCMJ offenses: rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (forced oral or anal sex), or attempts to commit these offenses. Learn more...

Sexual Harassment

What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual Harassment means any of the following:

  1. Conduct that—
    1. involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and deliberate or repeated offensive comments or gestures of a sexual nature when—
      1. submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person’s job, pay or career;
      2. submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as a basis for career or employment decisions affecting that person; or
      3. such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment; and
    2. is so severe or pervasive that a reasonable person would perceive, and the victim does perceive, the environment as hostile or offensive.
  2. Any use or condonation, by any person in a supervisory or command position, of any form of sexual behavior to control, influence or affect the career, pay or job of a member of the armed forces or a civilian employee of the Department of Defense.
  3. Any deliberate or repeated unwelcome verbal comment or gesture of a sexual nature by any member of the armed forces or Civilian employee of the Department of Defense.

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FAQs

Where are victims of sexual assault referred? If I am sexually assaulted, what should I do? Learn the answers to these questions and other Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.

NOVA/DSAACP

The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) launched the first voluntary credentialing program available to crime victims nationwide in 2003 and has continued to develop and refine programs such as the (D-SAACP) Department Of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program. Learn more...

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