The Mission of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program
The SHARP program helps to achieve the
goal of the Secretary of Defense to eradicate sexual assault and sexual
harassment from the military. SHARP helps to create an Army culture where all
Soldiers have the values, tools, and skills to prevent sexual violence. SHARP
also provides sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual
assault while holding offenders accountable for their actions.
goals of the SAPR Program are to:
a climate that minimizes sexual assault incidents, which impact Army personnel,
Army civilians, and Family members, and, if an incident should occur, ensure
that victims and subjects are treated according to Army policy.
Create a climate that encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault
Establish sexual assault prevention training and awareness programs to educate
Ensure sensitive and comprehensive treatment to restore victims’ health and
(5) Ensure leaders understand their roles and responsibilities regarding response
to sexual assault victims, thoroughly investigate allegations of sexual assault, and
take appropriate administrative and disciplinary action. subjects are treated
according to Army policy.