SAPR Victim Advocate Basic Training

The 40-hour victim advocate basic training prepares participants with the skills and knowledge to become Unit Victim Advocates.  The training covers a broad spectrum of services available to sexual assault victims to include roles and responsibilities of SAPR personnel, Confidentiality Policy, Victimization, Reporting Options, Medical, Investigative, Legal Processes, and Self-Care.  Participants will also gain a better understanding of command and system responses, how to address safety needs, provide services, referrals, and advocacy throughout the process from initial reporting to final adjudication or disposition. Upon successful completion of the training, participants are eligible to apply to the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Certification Program (D-SAACP) as a requirement to be certified as a “SAPR Victim Advocate”