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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response


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Call the Safe Helpline at 
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Reporting Options
There are two types of reporting options: Restricted and Unrestricted
It is important to understand your sexual assault reporting options.
Please contact the Safe Helpline to preserve your reporting options. 
You CANNOT change an unrestricted report to a restricted report after the fact.
Regardless of how you choose to report sexual assault, you will be offered a full range of advocacy, medical and counseling services. Remember, if you initially make a restricted report, you can change it to an unrestricted report at a later date. However, if you initially make an unrestricted report, it cannot be changed to a restricted report. If you do not initially select the most suitable reporting option, it may result in you having less control over the release of your personal information.
Restricted Reporting
Restricted reporting gives a victim time and opportunity to get information about available services and fully explore his or her rights, so he or she can make informed decisions without the pressure of an investigation or any legal processes. Once a victim becomes fully informed about the services available to him or her, he or she may elect to change his or her restricted report to an unrestricted report.
Available for:
  • Active Duty Military or Coast Guard
  • Reservists performing federal duty
  • National Guard under Title 10 status
  • Military dependents 18 years of age and older (if sexual assault is perpetrated by someone other than a spouse or intimate partner)
*** If you do not fall into any of these categories and would like to receive assistance with a sexual assault please contact the Safe Helpline. Their staff can refer you to local civilian resources that offer confidential services.
United States Department of Defense
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
The Department of Defense’s sexual assault policy is that this crime has no place in the United States Armed Forces.  Our men and women serving throughout the world deserve nothing less. Their leaders, both military and civilian, are committed to maintaining a workplace environment that rejects sexual assault and reinforces a culture of prevention, response and accountability. The U.S. DoD SAPR ( website is a resource for all those who deal with or have been affected by this sensitive issue.  Together we can achieve a culture free of sexual assaults.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Training

As part of the Navy’s continuing effort to prevent sexual assaults and promote essential culture changes within the force, a SAPR Task Force (SAPR TF) was established under the command of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (N1) to facilitate delivery of targeted sexual assault prevention training to all active and reserve personnel. 
This training aligns with the “Strategic Direction to the Joint Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response” from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, supports the Secretary of Defense’s Initiatives to Combat Sexual Assault in the Military and is part of the Secretary of the Navy’s 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative.
SAPR Leadership (SAPR-L) (E7 and above) and SAPR Fleet (SAPR-F) (E6 and below) training will provide some of the critical tools to reduce sexual assault and promote a culture of respect and professionalism in our force, where each sailor is motivated to intervene and stop this crime. Specific information and resources on SAPR-L and SAPR-F training are available on the SAPR L/F Training website.
Additional resources are available from the April 2012 Navy Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

To anonymously report a crime, go to the NCIS Homepage.

Additional Resources

Rape, Abuse And Incest National Network (RAINN)
1 (800) 656-HOPE

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
 1(717) 909-0710
1 (877) 739 3895 (toll free)
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