You asked: How do you become a Sapr advocate?

How do you become a victim advocate in the Army?

To become a certified SARC or VA Specialist, candidates must complete the SHARP Career Course, which has been approved by the National Advocate Credentialing Program® (NACP), a program of the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA).

What is a victim advocate USCG?

What is a Victim Advocate (VA)? A VA is a trained, credentialed volunteer advocate who can provide emotional support for a victim of sexual assault during interviews, medical procedures, and legal proceedings.

Why do you want to be a Sapr VA?

It is our aim to field innovative prevention strategies, new training approaches, and the incorporation of best practices for SAPR training to instill an environment that provides dignity and respect for all.

What does a Sapr Va do?

The role of a SAPR Victim Advocate (SAPR VA) is to: Provide victim response and support. Explain reporting options to the victim. Be supportive through the medical process to include attending the SAFE exam if requested by the victim.

Who can be a SARC?

(1) Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC): Must be a Non Commissioned Officer (SFC or higher) or receive approved request for exception to policy. (2) SHARP Victim Advocate (VA): Must be a Non Commissioned Officer (SSG or higher) or receive approved request for exception to policy.

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Can civilians use SAPR?


Services are primarily available to service members and eligible dependents over the age of 18. Additionally, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians and DoD contractors who work OCONUS or in contingency areas of operation are eligible to receive limited SAPR services.

How can I work for SAPR?


  1. Minimum of two years specific experience working with victims of sexual assault or working in victim advocacy and victim advocacy services. …
  2. Must have the analytical ability and skill in interpersonal relationships.
  3. Must have knowledge of the dynamics of sexual assault and victim advocacy and care.

Is SAPR training annual or fiscal?