Sexual Assault Victim Assistance
If you are the victim of a sexual assault, please contact the DOD Safe Helpline 1-877-995-5247 24/7 for confidential support. Contact the NAS Jax Sexual Assault on-call Victim Advocate, at (904) 910-9075 or (904) 239-9291 to make a report or to obtain resources. Victims of sexual assault may also contact the installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) The SARC coordinates sexual assault response efforts for the installation. The SAPR Victim Advocates (SAPR VA) are trained personnel who provides immediate support to victims of sexual assault by explaining reporting options and assisting victims getting them the help they need.
· The report must be made only to the SARC, SAPR VA, and health care provider (including Fleet and Family Support Center counselors, or medical personnel).
· 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 incident may be investigated.
· Advocacy, medical services, victims’ legal counsel, chaplain services, and counseling will be offered.
· The assault can be reported to those listed above in addition to the chain of command or NCIS/law enforcement. An investigation will begin and protective services will be offered.
· Advocacy, medical services victims’ legal counsel, chaplain 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 professional (at a military facility), but it is important that the victim is direct and asks up front about restricted reporting.
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program provides training and education to reduce the risk of sexual assault. Through the use of military and civilian advocates, the SAPR Program at NAS Jacksonville also provides confidential information, assistance and advocacy to sexual assault victims on a 24-hour basis.