Commander's Sexual Assault Victim Assistance Checklist

A checklist of actions to be taken by commanders when handling unrestricted sexual assault reports is available on the DOD SAPRO website.  The Commander's Sexual Assault Response Checklist is provided to assist unit commanders in successfully navigating the myriad of competing demands placed upon them once a sexual assault is reported.  The use of the checklist has the primary objective of ensuring that there is an appropriate balance between a victim's right to feel secure and the alleged offender's rights to due process under the law.  Its use also provides guidelines and standards for addressing unit interests in sexual assault cases.