The SAPR program addresses the criminal offenses of rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, and non-consensual sodomy; these offenses may be found in UCMJ Articles 120, and attempts in Article 80. A concise training definition for sexual assault is found in DoD Directive 6495.01. There is also a stand-alone punitive article for retaliation in Article 132.
The following military rules of evidence impact privileged communication with Victim Advocates and psychotherapists.
- Military Rule of Evidence (MRE) 513 Text - Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege
- MRE 514 Text - Victim Advocate-Victim Privilege
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Exclusions to SAPR areas of responsibility include:
- Intimate partner sexual assaults and child sexual assaults are handled by the DoD Family Advocacy Program (FAP).
- The SAPR program does not address sexual harassment, which is handled by the DoD Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO).
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST), which is a term that encompasses trauma from both sexual assault and sexual harassment, is terminology used by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assess healthcare needs and disability claims.