FY 16-17: Agency Priority Goal

End sexual assault in the Department of Defense (DoD)

Priority Goal

End sexual assault in the Department of Defense (DoD)

Improve overall force readiness and the safety of all Service members by inculcating a culture where Service members are motivated to intervene against inappropriate behavior.  This culture will be inculcated by creating an environment where victims feel supported reporting the crime of sexual assault, which will result in a decrease in the number of military members impacted by sexual violence and misconduct.

By 2018, working with the Military Services and nationally-recognized organizations, shape the health and readiness of the force through the following key indicators:

  • Prevention: Of four percent of survey respondents who indicated they saw a potential incident of sexual assault developing, 87 percent indicated on a survey that they intervened.  The percentage of bystander interventions in sexual assault will increase over 2014 survey results from 87 percent to 95 percent.
  • Response:
    • Increase the overall estimated report rate of restricted (confidential) and unrestricted sexual assault allegations across the DoD from 25 percent to 35 percent.
    • Increase the proportion of men reporting sexual assault allegations across DoD from 10 percent to 20 percent.

Continue to tie this APG into other DoD efforts to prevent sexual assault and respond to victims.  

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