Ohio National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program


The mission of the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response office is to provide the tools and resources to prevent the occurrence of sexual assaults within the Ohio National Guard through increasing awareness and educating all service members about sexual assault frequencies in the military and the prevention of sexually based incidents while also protecting the rights and dignity of victims. The Ohio National Guard is dedicated to this mission and ensuring compliance for all of our Army and Air Force service members. Sexual Assault is a crime, demeans the values of others, and erodes the basic foundation of trust so vital to the success of every military mission.


DoD defines Sexual Assault as: Intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, physical threat, abuse of authority or coercion; or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Failure to say, “No,” does not constitute consent. Includes rape, non-consensual sexual acts, and intimate partner sexual violence. It occurs without regard to gender, spousal relationship, or age of victim. It is a crime. It’s punishable under the Codes of Military Justice and Federal/State laws; it violates the military core values.

Dept. of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO)
SAPRO is responsible for oversight of the Department's sexual assault policy. SAPRO works hand-in-hand with the Services and the civilian community to develop and implement innovative prevention and response programs.
The SAPRO Office website provides valuable information and liks such as:

  • DoD Safe Helpline Info Paper

  • DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program

  • DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program - Applicant Instruction Sheet

  • DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • DSAID Web-Based Training Instructions

  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response DoD Directive

  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response DoD Instruction

  • Overview of Mandatory State Reporting Laws

  • Question 21 - Interim Guidance for Security Clearance

  • Sec Def Interim Guidance - 4 SEPT 2012 for Security Clearance

Additional Resources

 

Help for victims

SAPR HOME
ARMY Advocate Toolkit
AIR Advocate Toolkit
COMMUNITY Resources


ONG Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program Brochure


Sexual Assault Prevention
& Response Program Office
2825 W. Dublin-Granville Road
Columbus, Ohio 43235
614-336-4304 or 614-296-5401


Non-Emergency Assistance
877-751- 5628