Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program
|Publication Date:||23 January 2012|
PURPOSE. This Directive reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 6495.01 (Reference (a)), pursuant to section 113 of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (b)), to implement DoD policy and assign responsibilities for the SAPR Program on prevention, response, and oversight to sexual assault.
APPLICABILITY. This Directive:
a. Applies to:
(1) OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Inspector General of the DoD (IG, DoD), the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
(2) National Guard and Reserve Component members who are sexually assaulted when performing active service, as defined in section 101(d)(3) of Reference (b), and inactive duty training. Refer to DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6495.02 (Reference (c)) for additional SAPR and medical services provided to such personnel and eligibility criteria for Restricted Reporting.
(3) Military dependents 18 years of age and older who are eligible for treatment in the military healthcare system, at installations in the continental United States (CONUS) and outside of the continental United States (OCONUS), and who were victims of sexual assault perpetrated by someone other than a spouse or intimate partner. The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) provides the full range of services to victims of domestic violence who are sexually assaulted, in violation of Articles 120 (Rape and Sexual Assault) and 125 (Sodomy) of chapter 47 of Reference (b) (also known as and hereinafter referred to as "The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)"), by someone with whom they have an intimate partner relationship.
(4) The following non-military personnel who are only eligible for LIMITED medical services in the form of emergency care (see Glossary), unless otherwise eligible to receive treatment in a military medical treatment facility. They will also be offered the LIMITED SAPR services of a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and a SAPR Victim Advocate (VA) while undergoing emergency care OCONUS. Refer to Reference (c) for any additional SAPR and medical services provided. These limited medical and SAPR services shall be provided to:
(a) DoD civilian employees and their family dependents 18 years of age and older when they are stationed or performing duties OCONUS and eligible for treatment in the military healthcare system at military installations or facilities OCONUS. Refer to Reference (c) for reporting options available to DoD civilians and their family dependents 18 years of age and older.
(b) U.S. citizen DoD contractor personnel when they are authorized to accompany the Armed Forces in a contingency operation OCONUS and their U.S. citizen employees (See DoDI 3020.41 (Reference (f))). Refer to Reference (c) for reporting options available to DoD contractors.
(5) Service members who are on active duty but were victims of sexual assault prior to enlistment or commissioning. They are eligible to receive full SAPR services and either reporting option.
b. Supersedes all policy and regulatory guidance within the DoD not expressly mandated by law that is inconsistent with its provisions, or that would preclude execution.