Catch a serial offender program definition
The Catch a Serial Offender (CATCH) Program is voluntary and allows an eligible adult sexual assault victim to submit an anonymous entry into the CATCH database to discover if the suspect in their report may have also assaulted another person (i.e., a “potential match” in the CATCH website https://www.sapr.mil/CATCH.
(1) Eligible adult sexual assault victims in accordance with the DoD Instruction 6495.02, Volume 1, “Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program Procedures,” March 28, 2013, as amended, Incorporating Change 7, September 6, 2022 include those:
(a) Who file, or have already filed, a Restricted Report with a DD Form 2910. If notified of a potential match, the Restricted Reporting victim can decide whether to convert to Unrestricted and participate in the investigation. The Restricted Report will not be converted based on the information provided to the CATCH Program without the victim’s written permission on a revised DD Form 2910.
(b) Who file, or have already filed, an Unrestricted Report with a DD Form 2910 and the identity of their suspect was not disclosed by the victim or uncovered by law enforcement, to include MCIOs (e.g., third-party report with no suspect identification). If notified of a potential match, the Unrestricted Reporting victim can decide whether he or she now wants to participate in the investigation.