To report a sexual assault call the DoD Safe Helpline (877) 995-5247
If you need immediate support services, you should call the DoD Safe Helpline.
If local sexual assault victim assistance is requested, please call the following numbers, in order.
1. Duty SAPR VA: (361) 438-7778
2. NAS Corpus Christi SARC: (361) 523-3580
3. San Antonio SARC: (210) 241-3511
The Navy’s Sexual Assault Victim Intervention Program (SAVI) is now called Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR). The name change aligns with the mission of the program, underlining the importance of providing standardized and consistent sexual assault awareness and prevention efforts as well as response to victims Navy-wide.
Sexual assault is the most underreported crime in our society and in the military. The Navy and the Department of Defense are committed to ensuring victims are protected, treated with dignity and respect, and provided support, advocacy and care.
Sexual assault is a crime. It is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent.
Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts.
Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.
"Consent" SHALL NOT be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the victim to offer physical resistance. Consent is not given when a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated, or unconscious.
Awareness and Risk Reduction Education Program (GMT)
This training addresses the common myths and prevention methods to avoid becoming a victim or perpetuator, and how to report incidents of sexual assault. Also, discusses the new reporting options that are open to active duty and how to access services. This training is available to all commands, for presentation at your work site.
SAPR Advocate / POC Training
Thirty hours of basic training prepares SAPR Advocate Volunteers in how to respond to victims and identifies their role. This training also prepares command SAPR POC's to coordinate training for their command, fulfill reporting requirements and assist victims. Refresher one-day training is also offered. This training is offered regularly.
First Responders Training
For those organizations and individuals who are first on the scene of a sexual assault or who have contact with sexual assault victims as part of their job requirements. This training is open to medical personnel, law enforcement, and chaplains.
For training dates and times or to schedule command training, please call the NAS Corpus Christi SARC
Sexual Assault Reporting Options for Active Duty/Family Members
The SAPR Victin Advocate (VA) is a trained volunteer who provides immediate support to victims of sexual assault explains reporting options and assists victims with getting the help they need through the DoD Safe Helpline ae 1-877-995-5247 os NASCC 24/7 SAPR Response line 361-438-7778
If you have been sexually assaulted and are an Active Duty Miliyary Member or family member (not assaulted by an intimate partner/spouse) you have two reporting options:
*Report must be made only to the SARC, SAPR VA, Health Care Provider (including FFSC counselors) or Chaplain.
*Gives a victim time and the opportunity to get information and professional advice to include information on victim rights and available services, so they can make informed decisions. Victims may initially choose the restricted reporting option and later decide that they want the chain of command and law enforcement notified so that the offender is held accountable.
*SAPR Victim Advocacy, medical services and counseling will be offered.
*The assault can be reported to those listed above in addition to the chain command or NCIS/law enforcement. An investigation will begin and protective services will be offered.
*SAPR Victim Advocacy, medical services and counseling will be offered.
Remember: Regardless of how you choose to report the sexual assault, you will be offered a full range of advocacy, medical services and counseling. Victims of sexual assault might feel comfortable talking with their healthcare provider, but fear that the command and/or law enforcement would be notified. Some victims avoid seeking medical treatment following sexual assault because they fear the information will be disclosed to others. Under the restricted reporting option, military victims may speak to a healthcare provider (at a military facility), but it is important that the victim is direct and asks up front about restricted reporting.
DoD Directive definition of Sexual Assault:
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, 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.
Reporting a Sexual Assault
To report a sexual assault call the DoD Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247 or NASCC 24/7 SAPR Response Line 361-438-7778.
For SAPR information and resources, visit the Navy Fleet & Family Support Center (NASCC) 5th Deck Naval Health Clinic
Three Key Components of the SAPR program:
- Incidents of Sexual Assault are reduced through an active program of community education with special emphasis on attitude and behavior in regards to sexual activity, the increased risk associated with alcohol and drug use, and personal avoidance of risk.
- Assess work and living environments of personnel to provide the safest environment possible.
- Annual GMT on Sexual Assault.
- Victims of sexual assault receive sensitive care and support; special attention is placed on not being re-victimized as a result of reporting the incident.
- Victims have immediate access to SAPR Advocate, medical care, short- and long-term counseling and legal counsel.
- Victims are advised of their rights, options and available resources throughout the investigative and legal processes.
- Victims are safe and receive reasonable protection from the alleged offender (does not necessarily mean moving to new location).
- The proper authorities are advised: NCIS, Security, Command and SITREP (Unrestricted report only)
3. Data Collection
- Sexual assaults are reported within 24 hours of initial report to command as specified in SECNAVINST 1752.4a through a prompt SITREP.
- If the victim is a service member or a family member of a service member, that respective command will be responsible for the SITREP.
E-mail The Fleet & Family Support Center NASCC-FFSC@navy.mil
or call (361) 961-2372 / 3722