An innovator. A contributor. A warrior against sexual assault. If these words describe someone you know, consider nominating them for the third annual DOD Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award!
The 2016 Department-level award will be given to an individual, group, or unit from each Military Service who contributed or developed an innovative idea, concept, methodology, or approach to preventing sexual assault on an installation or in a deployed environment or reserve component. Awardees may be military or federal government civilians who have contributed to sexual assault prevention, including investigators, chaplains, first responders, Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs), and SAPR Victim Advocates.
Marine Corps submissions for this award are due no later than 17 June 2016. Commands are highly encouraged to consider nominating a group or individual that has made a significant contribution to sexual assault prevention efforts. Individuals who wish to nominate someone should work with their chain of command to complete and submit nominations.
Awardees will be recognized in October 2016, National Crime Prevention Month. Six awards will be presented, one to an individual or group from each of the Military Services, the National Guard Bureau, and the Coast Guard.
In addition to the details provided above, awardees must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Submissions must be emailed to Ms. Christine Heit, HQMC SAPR Program Development Section Head (email@example.com), by 17 June 2016 and must include the following components:
For more information on the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program, click here.
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