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Prevention

Culture of Dignity and Respect

Prevention is much more than an hour of training, an awareness campaign, or an inspiring poster. DoD’s prevention approach engages leaders at all levels and requires a personal commitment from every Service member to uphold military core values.

DoD is committed to eliminating sexual assault and fostering a culture of dignity and respect for every Service member. The desired end state is an atmosphere where cultural imperatives of mutual respect and trust, professional values, and team commitment are reinforced to create an environment where sexual assault is not tolerated, condoned, or ignored.

2019-2023 Prevention Plan of Action

The 2019-2023 Prevention Plan of Action (PPoA) was released by SAPRO on May 2, 2019 to guide the Department’s prevention efforts at each echelon of the military environment. The PPoA identifies the key military stakeholders and resources that make up the system needed to improve prevention efforts and lays the foundation for concrete action to address sexual assault in the military environment. To learn more, click here.

To assist military sexual assault response professionals, DoD SAPRO developed and manages “SAPR Connect,” an online platform to collaborate and share ideas, research, insights from experts, and news from the field…

DoD SAPRO works with the Military Services to recognize effective sexual assault prevention initiatives across the Department…

SAAPM is recognized in April by both civilian and military communities. DoD observes SAAPM by focusing on creating the appropriate culture to eliminate sexual assault and requiring a personal commitment from all Service members at every level...

The Department released the 2019-2023 Prevention Plan of Action  to guide Department-wide prevention efforts…