SAPR - Victim Advocacy Training
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SAPR Victim Advocacy training

Applicants are strongly recommended to enroll early as courses are filling quickly.

Course Title:  USMC SAPR VA 40 Hour Course


May 13-17, 2024
Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2024
Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2024 
• This is 5-day, 40-hour period of instruction
• Per MCO 1752.5C, this course is designed to train newly assigned Command Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate (VAs) who will perform duties within the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program

• Due to restrictions during COVID-19, training locations will vary and will be communicated in the final confirmation email.
• Class size will dictate if a venue change is needed in order to maintain a safe learning environment

• 0800 until 1600
• Students must attend each full day of training for certification
• Return flights should not be scheduled prior to 1900 on Friday

• The individual's Service 'Uniform of the Day'
• Both Military and Civilian personnel are advised to bring a jacket or sweater

• The Crossroads Inn, Bldg. 3018, (703) 630-4444, or 1-800-965-9511
• Liversedge Hall, Bldg. 0015, (703) 784-3149 or (703) 432-1349
• Both Facilities can provide a listing of local hotels in the Quantico, Virginia area

• Funding is at the expense of the individual unit or parent command.  MCINCR-MCB Quantico does not provide TAD funding for any personnel attending this Course
• MCINCR-MCB Quantico does not provide TAD funding for any personnel attending this Course

Training Materials and Requirements:
• All students must have been screened by their Commanding Officer using the Selection Criteria for Commanders, in accordance with MCO 1752.5C, Chapter 4
• All students are expected to read MCO 1752.5C prior to attending the Course
• Student training materials (a Participants Guide) will be provided during the Course
• Duties and responsibilities of the SAPR VA can be found in MCO 1752.5C, Chapter 5
Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP):
• Per Department of Defense Instruction 6495.03, Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocates (SAPR VAs) who are not D-SAACP credentialed, cannot act in the capacity of a SARC or SAPR VA, and cannot provide support services to a victim - nor are they authorized to provide any command/unit sexual assault annual training
• D-SAACP certification requirements include the Department of Defense Form (DD Form) 2950, “Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program Application Packet” and a certificate of completion from a 40-hour National Advocate Credentialing Program approved training.  Application instructions are provided on the DD Form 2950, revised January 2020. The DD Form 2950 and 2950-1 (for renewals) are located at the DoD Forms Management Program website at:

Additional References:
• DoD Directive 6495.01, “ Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Program,” April 11th, 2017
• DoD Instruction 6495.02, “Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program Procedures,” May 24th, 2017, as amended
• DoD Instruction 5505.18, “Investigation of Adult Sexual Assault in the Department of Defense,” March 22nd, 2017, as amended
• Chapter 47 of Title 10, United States Code
• Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, current version

Contact Information:
•  For administrative matters or for disenrollment, please call (703) 784-3557

•  Please register for this Course utilizing the form below and a confirmation email will be forwarded to email address entered

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contact us

MCINCR-MCBQ Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office (SAPRO)
715-A Broadway Street
Marine Corps Association Annex, 3rd Floor
Quantico, VA 22134
Office Hours: 0800-1630

Phone: (703) 784-3557

MCINCR-MCBQ 24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line:
(703) 432-9999, 24-hours/7-days a week

Marine Corps Base Quantico