CONG SAPR Mission:
The SAPR Program’s mission is to develop an organizational culture where those who bring reports of sexual assault forward are:
- Treated with care, dignity and discretion
- Suffer no hindrances to their personal and professional advancement
- Not stigmatized for reporting a sexual assault
CONG SAPR 2022 Motto: “Step Forward, Prevent. Advocate. Report”
“Step Forward. Prevent. Report. Advocate” is a call to action for individuals at all levels of the Department of Defense to use their personal strength to advance positive change in preventing sexual violence. We ask that you join us in taking a “Step Forward” and highlight the power of acts that can bolster prevention, increase reporting, and promote advocacy for a safer DoD Community. This theme offers a platform from which, regardless of rank, grade, or job specialty, we can all take action to cultivate environments of respect, trust and protection of our DoD personnel.
The Colorado National Guard and Buckley Air Force Base Joint SAPR office have continued to work diligently this past year to develop and implement a comprehensive policy that strengthens military readiness through compassionate response, enhancing victim support, and improving system accountability. Our ongoing sexual assault awareness and prevention outreach efforts and command support have helped reduce obstacles to reporting sexual assaults and reinforced a climate of confidence that has encouraged victims to seek help.
Sexual assault continues to be the most underreported violent crime in our society. We encourage all personnel to participate in prevention activities and renew your pledge to fight against sexual violence. We can do more to build an ethos that will not tolerate sexual assault. Together, we can work to further reduce, with the goal to eliminate, sexual violence from the armed forces. Our military is the most trusted institution in America and our Service members have signed a blank check to the American people, payable with their lives. This crime must not threaten those who have volunteered to serve. Together, we can advance the DoD’s mission by creating an atmosphere where negative behaviors are not tolerated, condoned, or ignored, and offenders are held appropriately accountable.