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SAPR SITREP – Update on sexual assault court-martials

Thursday, December 5, 2013

As part of our efforts to help Coast Guardsmen better understand the military justice system and to bring awareness to the military justice system’s handling of cases involving charges of sexual assault, this blog post summarizes information about recent and ongoing trials – information that has already been released to the public via the media.

Personnel feedback helps SAPR program continue to improve

Monday, October 21, 2013

ALCOAST 449/13, Situation Report Two: U.S. Coast Guard Military Campaign for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, introduced members of the service to, among other matters, the findings of a series of 10 focus group discussions facilitated by the Commandant’s Leadership, Excellence, and Diversity Council’s Junior Council and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Military Campaign Office.

General Messages Weekly Roundup

Thursday, August 30, 2018

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard members.

Coast Guard releases updated sexual assault strategic plan

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The updated strategic plan includes the goal of recovery to elevate awareness for comprehensive victim-centered support, during the initial response and beyond. The goal of recovery focuses on holistic, comprehensive, and flexible victim recovery to facilitate a return to wellness. This new goal identifies objectives that enable innovative solutions for continued service for victims, sustain career long availability of military sexual trauma support, and outline training for Coast Guard personnel to understand the full range of supportive care, legal options, and medical services available to victims.

The “Pacific Prowler” concludes its service in the Pacific

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island, a 110-foot Island Class patrol boat home ported in Honolulu, was recently decommissioned after nearly 26 years of service to the nation.

Cultivating respect and accountability

Friday, July 7, 2017

Some potentially positive news from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program: The 2016 Workplace Gender Relations Survey of active duty members reported a 22.5 percent decrease in the amount of restricted reports and a 15.4 percent decrease in the amount of unrestricted reports of sexual assault made by women in the Coast Guard between 2014 and 2016. The number of reports made by men remained fairly unchanged.

Paratus Report: June 2017, Episode 2

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The C-130J from Elizabeth City, N.C., departs Kulusuk after dropping off the team and their equipment.

The newest Paratus Report is out with information on the Coast Guard’s participation in the Tradewinds exercise in Barbados, the 2016 Coast Guard Report to Congress on sexual assault and we wish the Coast Guard Auxiliary a happy 78th birthday!

Take Action: Sexual Assault Awareness Month – Attend Bystander Interactive Training

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and during this month, the Coast Guard will roll out Bystander Intervention Training (CG BIT). CG BIT is an interactive training that contains a blend of practical exercises and discussion based scenarios designed to motivate and mobilize people who may see, hear, or recognize signs of inappropriate or unsafe situation to act. As leaders (and we are all leaders), we need to not only assess our command climate, we need to assess how well we are helping our shipmates understand what is and is not acceptable behavior and the connections between sexual harassment and sexual assault. Both sexual assault and sexual harassment are incompatible with our Core Values and service in the Coast Guard.

Paratus Report: April 2017, Episode 1

Monday, April 3, 2017

Here is the newest edition of the Paratus Report! This episode covers the Coast Guard’s reduction of general mandated training courses, a new bystander intervention training, and highlights from the Annual State of the Coast Guard!

Spring into Action: Five national campaigns to know this month

Monday, April 3, 2017

April is “Spring into Action Month” that will highlight five national campaigns: Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Alcohol Awareness Month, Month of the Military Child, Volunteer Month, and Financial Literacy Month all require us to take action of some kind. Throughout the month of April, we will highlight how even the smallest action can make a big impact to those around you.

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