Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program
To make a confidential sexual assault report, contact the 24 Hour DOD Safe Hotline at (877) 995-5247 or the Navy Region Midwest (NRMW) Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) at (847) 688-3603 x206. The SAPR Program is a comprehensive, victim-sensitive program that puts all the pieces together—victim advocacy, awareness, prevention, education and data collection—to respond to sexual assaults Navy-wide. SAPR services are available to all active duty service members and their adult families, regardless of whether the sexual assault took place on or off the base.
Reporting Options for Victims of Sexual Assault
- Unrestricted Reporting: A sexual assault may be reported to your chain of command, law enforcement, medical personnel, SAPR victim advocate or the sexual assault response coordinator (SARC). An Investigation will take place. The victim will be offered medical attention, advocacy and counseling services.
- Restricted Reporting: This reporting option is available only to active duty personnel. The report must be made ONLY to one of the following designated personnel: SARC, chaplain, active duty medical personnel, or SAPR victim advocate. This report is confidential; the chain of command and law enforcement will not be notified. There will be no investigation. Medical attention, advocacy and counseling services will be offered to the victim.
SAPR Advocate Training
There is a 35-hour training offered at the Fleet and Family Support Center. The training prepares SAPR Victim Advocates to provide crisis intervention, information on available options, resources, and ongoing non-clinical support to victims of sexual assault. The SAPR victim advocate will help guide the victim through the various medical, legal, and investigative processes. If you would like to become a victim advocate contact NRMW SARC, at (847) 688-3603 extension 206.
SAPR Command Liaison Training
Commands are required by NAVADMIN 179/05 to appoint a SAPR Command Liaison. The SAPR Command Liaison's role is to serve as the liaison between the victim and the command's executive level. The Command Liaison has direct access to the commanding officer and is responsible for promoting responsive command management of alleged assaults and ensuring victims concerns and needs are communicated to the commanding officer. The FFSC offers a 16 hours training for all personnel assigned to this position. If you would like to enroll in the SAPR Command Liaison training please contact SARC at (847) 688-3603 extension 206.
SAPR Awareness and Prevention Training
SAPR awareness and prevention training includes information on the prevention of sexual assault, actions that help minimize the risk of becoming a victim, and reporting options for victims of sexual assault. This training is available to all commands. If you are interested in awareness and prevention training or a SAPR GMT at your command, contact SAPR Prevention and Education SARC, at (847) 688-3603 extension 207.