Land & Maritime’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program
The purpose of the SAPR program is to ensure a workforce that is free of sexual assault through prevention, education, standardized response protocols, victim support and an organizational climate that is committed to the safety and resiliency of its workforce.
What do I do if I think I have been sexually assaulted?
- Find a safe environment, away from the offender.
- Call the SAPR hotline: 1-800-841-0937 or DSN: 392-767-1133 .
- Seek emergency medical attention, if necessary.
What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is intentional sexual contact, characterized by the use of force, threat, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. This includes: rape, nonconsensual sodomy, indecent assault, or any attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender, spousal relationship, or age of the victim. Sexual assault is a crime punishable under the UCMJ as well as state and federal laws.
Why call the SARC?
- The SARC can help determine if you need to seek medical care for a forensic exam. If you are bleeding, in pain, or notice other injuries, please seek immediate medical care.
- Assistance in navigating the military and civilian criminal justice system(s), if the victim desires law enforcement involvement can be provided.
- Information and referral for other resources, both on and off base, including: medical, safe housing, counseling, support groups, spiritual support, and legal services.
Remember: a sexual assault is never the victim’s fault. It is never too late to call. Even if the assault happened years ago, the SAPR program can still help. Many victims do not realize that they need help until months or years later.