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Relevant Policies and Guidance

DOD has put forth multiple DOD and service-specific policies that establish the sexual assault prevention and response programs and address other issues around sexual assault in the DOD. For authoritative and up-to-date policy information related to sexual assault and harassment, refer to the Sexual Assault Response and Prevention website, which also includes descriptions of different types of policies and their implications (e.g., directive versus instruction).

Sexual Assault

Sexual Harassment

The following two instructions provide information on sexual harassment prevention and response policies. Be advised, however, that these processes will likely change significantly with recent legislative changes.

Mental Health Care

Family Advocacy and Victim Assistance

Patient Rights and Privacy

Military Separation

The below instructions provide information on separation processes, including reasons service members can be separated.

Security Clearances


Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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