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.

Graphic of Safe HelpLine Info: 24/7 Call 1-877-995-5247; Text to 55-247(CONUS) 202-470-5546 (OCONUS); click to open www.safehelpline.org

• 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:      
 
              Call:       1-877-995-5247 
             Text:       55-247(001-202-470-5546 outside the U.S.) 
          Online:       http://www.safehelpline.org/

 

 

 


Graphic of DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPRO) Logo and link to the DoD SAPRO website

Graphic of Safe HelpLine Info: 24/7 Call 1-877-995-5247; Text to 55-247(CONUS) 202-470-5546 (OCONUS); click to www.safehelpline.org

Graphic of Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and link to the RAINN website