INITIAL SAPR VICTIM ADVOCATE TRAINING
The unit victim advocate (UVA) is the foundation of victim services. Operational commands are required to have trained victim advocates when they deploy away from installation resources. VAs receive 40 hours of initial training and 16 hours of refresher training annually. VAs are part of the installation watch bill and are available 24/7 to respond immediately to victims of sexual assault, provide information and explain reporting options, accompany victims during medical, investigative, and legal procedures, ensure victims’ rights are not violated, and be available to assist victims for as long as the victim chooses to receive services. To register, please call a member of the SAPR Team.