Command Support Programs - Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)
Our mission is to provide high-quality services and support to victims and survivors of sexual assault that strengthen their resilience and instill confidence and trust in the reporting process, whether they file a restricted or unrestricted report.
"Sexual assault" is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent.
Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful (to include unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact), or attempts to commit these acts.
"Consent" means words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. An expression of lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent.
Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission resulting from the accused's use of force, a threat of force, or placing another person in fear does not constitute consent.
A current or previous dating relationship by itself or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall not constitute consent.
SAPR Program provides:
- Victim Advocacy
- Case Management
- Training for SAPR POCs and Advocates
- Command Consultation
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Training (at your work site)
- SAPR Victim Advocate Refresher Training
SAPR Advocate – Civilian and Unit: Provide confidential support, education, and resources to victims of sexual assault under the supervision of the SARC. All SAPR Victim Advocates are nationally credentialed by the National Organization of Victim Advocates. Their qualifications, equal to those in the civilian community, are enhanced by their ability to mobilize military and community resources as needed.
SARC: Provide confidential support and coordinates care for a victim of sexual assault throughout the investigation and recovery. All SARCs are nationally credentialed by the National Organization of Victim Advocates. Their qualifications, equal to those in the civilian community, are enhanced by their ability to mobilize military and community resources as needed.
Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner: A specially-trained medical professional who can conduct a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination and address medical concerns associated with the sexual assault.
- Mental Health
Counselors, Psychologist, Social Workers, Psychiatrists
Chaplains: A military member who can provide spiritual advice and counseling to a victim of sexual assault. Communication with a Chaplain is protected and will not be shared. However, Chaplains cannot accept a Restricted Report.
Military Criminal Investigative Organization (NCIS -UNRESTRICTED ONLY): A Military Criminal Investigation Organization (MCIO) member who is specially-trained on the effects of trauma associated with sexual assault crimes and applies this understanding to investigation techniques
Victim’s Legal Counsel (VLC): An active-duty Judge Advocate who represents a victim of sexual assault by providing legal advice, guidance, and assistance with exercising their legal rights as a crime victim, in a confidential, attorney-client relationship throughout the investigation and prosecution processes
DOD 24/7 SafeHelpline 1-877-995-5247 or SafeHelpline.org for referrals and support
DoD Safe Helpline Self-Paced Online ProgramThis resource is specially designed for Service members who may have been victims of sexual assault or abuse prior to entering military
service, but will benefit anyone seeking to strengthen their resilience after trauma. Find it on safehelpline.org or the Safe Helpline app for easy, 24/7 access: https://www.safehelpline.org/building-hope-and-resiliency
DoD Safe HelpRoom Hosting Ongoing Male Survivor Sessions
The DoD Safe Helpline hosts Safe HelpRoom sessions for military men every Sunday from 1300-1500 EST. These sessions provide men with a confidential and anonymous space to connect and share their experiences with other survivors. The Safe HelpRoom is a 24/7 online, secure, and moderated group chat service where military sexual assault survivors can find peer support. For more information and to join the sessions, please visit www.safehelproom.org
CNRMA Victim Support Services
Installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
|SA Response Coordinator||SA Victim Advocate||SAPR Unit Victim Advocates Duty Phone|
|Naval Station Norfolk||757-650-6018||757-438-3504|
|JEB Little Creek - Fort Story||757-438-3067||757-438-3867||757-438-3455|
|NAS Oceana / Dam Neck||757-641-6247||757-438-3037||757-438-3260|
|Norfolk Naval Shipyard||757-402-2566||757-374-9888||757-402-2567|
|NSAHR - Heqdquarters||757-402-2568||757-402-2571||757-402-2569|
|NSAHR - Northwest||757-402-2568||757-402-2571||757-803-8621|
|NSAHR - Portsmouth||757-402-2568||757-402-2571||757-402-2570|
|SCSC Wallops Island||757-438-3067||757-438-3867|
Under DoD's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Policy, Service members and their adult military dependents have two reporting options - Restricted Reporting and Unrestricted Reporting. Under Unrestricted Reporting, both the command and law enforcement are notified. With Restricted (Confidential) Reporting, the adult sexual assault victim can access healthcare, advocacy services, and legal services without the notification to command or law enforcement. Military retiree, DoD civilian, and DoD contractor victims currently may use only Unrestricted Reporting.
- Unrestricted Reporting: Law enforcement or Chain of Command is notified. Unrestricted reporting starts an official law enforcement investigation, enlists the support of the chain of command.
- Restricted Reporting: The victim contacts the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, SAPR Victim Advocate or Healthcare Personnel. This reporting option is confidential and does not trigger an investigation or command involvement.