The Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) has contracted NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) to provide evaluation expertise under the GSA OASIS contract vehicle.
DoD SAPRO seeks to increase the number of evidence-based prevention activities addressing sexual assault and related behaviors in military settings, and increase the understanding of the factors that contribute to sexual assault among the junior demographic (roughly 17- to 24-years-old). DoD SAPRO seeks to look more closely at five projects aimed at the prevention of sexual harassment and sexual assault for service personnel.
NORC will provide evaluation expertise for each of these projects, which includes partnering with leadership to understand each program, determining evaluability, and developing rigorous evaluation plans. Depending on the specific project, NORC tasks will include developing data collection instruments, administering data collection (baseline and follow ups), conducting analyses, and providing final reports and other dissemination products.