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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)

Mission: The National Guard Bureau is committed to eliminating incidents of sexual assault by instituting a comprehensive policy that focuses on increasing awareness through prevention and education, victim centered support, intimidation free reporting, thorough investigation, and accountability for those who commit sexual crimes.

The goals of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program:

  • Establish sexual assault training and awareness programs to educate Soldiers and Airmen
  • Ensure that leaders understand their roles and responsibilities regarding the care and treatment of sexual assault victims
  • Ensure that leaders understand their roles and responsibilities in thoroughly investigating and reporting allegations of sexual assault
  • Create a climate that encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault through the chain of command
  • Establish systems that, should an incident of sexual assault occur, victims receive the sensitive and immediate comprehensive care and treatment they need to restore their health and well-being
  • Ensure that sexual assault crimes are thoroughly investigated and that offenders are held accountable for their crimes
  • Ensure that reporting mechanisms are in place to track trends in sexual assault and the effectiveness of response capabilities
  • Track sexual assault training and awareness programs to ensure compliance with NGB policy
Hotline Number

Contact Military One Source 24/7 for Restricted/ Unrestricted Reporting, Local SARC/VA Points of Contact, and Established DoD Sexual Assault Services.

US and Overseas:
1-877-995-5247