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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month


Report a Sexual Assault

Safe Helpline: operated by the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.  RAINN also operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. Sexual assault can also be reported to a SAPR Victim Advocate, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or healthcare personnel.

For more information visit the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office website:

What are the Reporting Options
It is important to understand the two reporting options: Restricted and Unrestricted. This section provides detailed information about these options, including the benefits and limitations of each option.

I Think I Was Sexually Assaulted
If you have been, or think you may have been sexually assaulted, this section discusses steps you can take to establish safety, preserve evidence and get support.

Someone I Care About Was Sexually Assaulted
Learn about the ways you can provide support to a shipmate, friend or loved one who has experienced sexual assault.

Someone I Supervise Has Been Sexually Assaulted 
This section provides guidance to those who supervise someone who has been sexually assaulted.

What Role Can I Play in Preventing Sexual Assault
Though ultimately only a potential perpetrator can prevent sexual assault by not committing the act, there are things you can do to help keep your shipmates and yourself safe.

Sexual Assault Resources
Learn about military and civilian online resources with information for victims/survivors and their family, friends and shipmates.

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month
Learn about Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (SAAPM), observed every April by both military and civilian organizations.    


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month



April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. In these two videos SAPR Victim Advocates and civilian program personnel emphasize that everyone has an important part to play in eliminating sexual assault in our Navy. Know your part. Do your part.



If you need immediate assistance, contact the Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247.

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