Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program
To make a confidential sexual assault report, contact the Naval Station Great Lakes 24/7 SAPR Hotline at 847-489-8196 or the 24-hour DOD Safe Hotline at (877) 995-5247. 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, reservists, and their adult dependents, regardless of whether the sexual assault took place on or off the base.
Reporting Options for Victims of Sexual Assault
1. 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.
2. 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: SAPR Victim Advocate, SARC, chaplain, or active duty medical personnel. 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 40-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 the Fleet & Family Support Center at (847) 688-3603x100.
SAPR Administrative Victim Advocate
Commands are required by NAVADMIN 179/05 to appoint an Administrative Victim Advocate. The SAPR AVA's role is to serve as the liaison between the victim and the command's executive level. The AVA 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 2 hour training for all personnel assigned to this position. If you would like to enroll in the SAPR AVA training please contact the Fleet & Family Support Center at (847) 688-3603x100.
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 the Fleet & Family Support Center at (847) 688-3603 x100.