About the SAPR Program
“Sexual assault” is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy, and other unwanted indecent contact (e.g., kissing against another person’s will) that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful (to include unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact), or attempts to commit these acts.
The Coast Guard’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program prevents sexual assault by implementing and sustaining comprehensive SAPR strategies the focus on awareness, cultural change, prevention, response, victim support, intimidation-free reporting, fair and impartial investigations, and accountability to protect the safety and well-being of all our active duty, Reserve, civilian, Auxiliary, and retiree shipmates and their families.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program, COMDTINST M1754.10E (series), December 2016
Report to Congress - Sexual Assault in the U.S. Coast Guard (FY 2016)