Department of Defense Instruction 6495.02: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Procedures [open pdf - 2MB]
"This Instruction: 1.1. Implements policy, assigns responsibilities, provides guidance and procedures, and establishes the Sexual Assault Advisory Council (SAAC) for the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program consistent with Reference (a) and pursuant to Section 113 of Reference (b) and Reference (c) and References (aj) through (am). 1.2. Supersedes the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) Memorandums, 'Collateral Misconduct in Sexual Assault Cases (JTF-SAPR-001)' (Reference (d)), 'Increased Victim Support and a Better Accounting of Sexual Assault Cases (JTF-SAPR- 002)' (Reference (e)), 'Data Call for CY04 Sexual Assaults (JTF-SAPR-003)' (Reference (f)), 'Review of Administrative Separation Action Involving Victims of Sexual Assault (JTF-SAPR- 004)' (Reference (g)), 'Commander Checklist for Responding to Allegations of Sexual Assault (JTF-SAPR-005)' (Reference (h)), 'Department of Defense (DoD) Definition of Sexual Assault (JTF-SAPR-006)' (Reference (i)), 'Training Standards for DoD Personnel of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (JTF-SAPR-007)' (Reference (j)), 'Response Capability for Sexual Assault (JTF-SAPR-008)' (Reference (k)), 'Collaboration with Civilian Authorities for Sexual Assault Victim Support (JTF-SAPR-010)' (Reference (l)), 'Training Standards for Sexual Assault Response Training (JTF-SAPR-011)' (Reference (m)), 'Training Standards for Pre-Deployment Information on Sexual Assault and Response Training (JTF-SAPR-012)' (Reference (n)), 'Essential Training Tasks for a Sexual Assault Response Capability (JTF-SAPR-013)' (Reference (o)), 'Sexual Assault Evidence Collection and Preservation Under Restricted Reporting (JTFSAPR- 014)' (Reference (p)), and Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum, 'Confidentiality Policy for Victims of Sexual Assault (JTF-SAPR-009)' (Reference (q)). This Instruction: 2.1. Applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments (including the Military Service Academies), the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG, DoD), the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the 'DoD Components'). The term 'Military Services,' as used herein, refers to the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Air Force, including their National Guard and Reserve components. 2.2. Applies to National Guard and Reserve members who are sexually assaulted when performing active service and inactive duty training (as defined in Section 101(d)(3) of Reference (b)). 2.3. Supersedes all regulatory and policy guidance within the Department of Defense not expressly mandated by law that is inconsistent with this Instruction. 2.4. Applies to any person who is the victim of a sexual assault, and is eligible to receive treatment in military medical treatment facilities (MTFs)."
DoD Directive 6495.02; DoDD 6495.02