CALL 911 IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER
If You Think You Have Been Sexually Assaulted, go to a safe location away from the perpetrator. If possible, preserve all evidence.
- Do not bathe, wash your hands, brush your teeth or comb your hair.
- Do not eat or drink as either could compromise forensic evidence collection.
- If you are still in the location where the crime occurred, do not clean, straighten up or remove anything from the crime scene.
- If you have already changed clothes, put the clothes you were wearing when the crime occurred in a paper bag.
- Write down, tape or record by any means all the details you can recall about what happened and your assailant.
Seek medical care as soon as possible.
- Call 911 or your installation's emergency medical care services. Even if you do not have any visible physical injuries seek medical personnel as soon as you can.
- Contact a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), or a Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Victim Advocate (SAPR VA). Both are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week at every military installation.
Report the Incident
- Speak with a SARC or SAPR VA. Both are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week at every military installation.
- Contact the DoD Safe Helpline:
Text: 55-247(001-202-470-5546 outside the U.S.)