April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month “Hurts one. Affects all”

 

Nationally, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) occurs in April and commits to raising awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual violence through use of special events and public education. SAAM provides commands/installations an annual opportunity to highlight Department of Defense (DoD) and Service policies addressing sexual assault prevention and response. DoD policies address sexual assault prevention and seek to establish a climate of confidence in which:

education and training create an environment in which sexual assault and the attitudes that promote it are not tolerated;

victims of sexual assault receive the care and support that they need; and,

offenders are held accountable for their actions.

 

The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

 

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno’s public service announcement on preventing sexual assault for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

 

For additional reporting and information on Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), click the following links.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month – Home

MyDuty.mil — Hurts one. Affects all.

U.S. Army — National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

USMC  – SAPR Program

Office on Violence Against Women — U.S. Department of Justice

dcmilitary.com

 

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