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SAPR & The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)

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.

Exclusions to SAPR areas of responsibility include: