Victim Assistance

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The Fleet & Family Support Center also coordinates the command Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPR), and the Sexual Assault Victim Intervention Program (SAVI). Victim advocates are standing by to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to talk with someone, don't hesitate. Call the DOD SAFE HELPLINE (877-995-5247). 

The DOD Safe Helpline is the military's primary Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Hotline. This hotline ensures a streamlined SAPR Victim Advocate 24/7 response line by eliminating confusion about multiple or non-working phone numbers and ensuring that every victim is instantly connected to a trained SAPR Victim Advocate. It also provides a toll-free phone number (U.S. locations and DSN) that is easy to market and remember, and ensures beneficiaries receive a consistent initial response to sexual assault from any location world-wide.

The DoD Safe Hotline can be called from anywhere in the world, by dialing the same number from commercial (may require country code from overseas) or DSN phone lines, offers texting and online support components, and provides instant feedback -- issues with any Installation 24/7 response numbers, including incorrect numbers, or calls unanswered or not appropriately answered in a consistent manner are minimized (or non-existent).

The DoD Safe Helpline (877-995-5247): When the 877 number is called (24 hours a day/7 days a week), a DoD Safe Helpline representative (a trained and qualified SAPR VA) will answer the call.

If the victim desires, the DoD Safe Helpline representative will attempt a warm hand-off to the local SAPR VA by calling the SAPR VA duty phone listed on the updated master CNIC SAPR VA list. If the warm hand-off occurs, the local SAPR VA will provide advocacy/support and case management immediately in accordance with current policy.

If the call to the local SAPR VA is not answered immediately, the Safe Helpline representative will discuss options with the victim. The victim will be given the choice of leaving a message with the local SAPR VA in accordance with current protocol or receiving assistance from other assets offered by the Safe Helpline representative (e.g., hospital info, Chaplain, local Rape Crisis Center, etc.).

The DoD Safe Helpline representative will also provide the victim with their options for filing a restricted or unrestricted report.

Visit SAPR site

Resources:

National Organization for Victim Assistance - http://www.trynova.org/

- NOVA's mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis. Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization.  NOVA's website provides links to crime victim compensation links and crime victim rights, including addressing financial crimes and emotional trauma.  There is a State Compensation List, from which victims of crime can obtain guidance and information pertinent to their state.

 

Office for Victims of Crime - https://ojp.gov/ovc/welcome.html

- This Office of Justice Program has publications on a variety of general crime victim topics, including crime victim services, crime victimization, health, international issues, legal resources, specific populations and victim advocacy, as well as publications specifically addressing sexual violence.

 Local Resources:

NAS Kingsville FFSC Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocate: 361-961-2862

Kingsville Police Department non-emergency: 361- 592-4311

http://kingsvillepd.us/

 

Kleberg County District Attorney Victim Assistance Coordinator: 361- 595-8583

http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/vs/counties/kleberg.html

 

Texas Advocacy Project: 512- 476-5377

http://www.texasadvocacyproject.org/

 

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid: 361-888-0282

http://www.trla.org/

 

Texas Crime Victims' Compensation: 800- 983-9933 or 512- 936-1200

https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/cvs/crime-victims-compensation

 

Women's Shelter of South Texas 24/7 hotline: 361-881-8888

http://thewomensshelter.org/

 

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