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Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

 

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program provides immediate crisis intervention, advocacy and referrals to victims of sexual assault. Any adult victim of sexual assault may contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and/or a Victim Advocate (VA) who will explain reporting options and answer questions about the reporting process. The SARC/VA provides support to victims through initial investigative, legal and recovery processes.

 

Sexual assault is a criminal act and will not be tolerated. DLA will treat all victims with dignity, sensitivity, and respect. Reporting this crime is essential to deliver care and hold offenders appropriately accountable.

 

What is Sexual Assault?
The term sexual assault is defined by the Department of Defense as: 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 over 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.

The crime of sexual assault hurts the victims and also all those that care about them.  It impacts the survivors’ health, emotions and their day to day lives in many ways.  Support and information can make all the difference in helping victims to recover.  Hotline support, individual counseling, advocacy services and support groups can be very important sources of help for victims.

 

Active Duty Military victims of sexual assault have two options to report sexual assault:  Restricted or Unrestricted.  Restricted reports can only be made to the Victim Advocate, SARC or healthcare provider.

 

  • DLA Installation Support Sexual Assault Response
                  
  • YWCA 24/7 Hotline  at 804-643-0888.

All victims can also call the Family Advocacy Program Manager at 804-279-4337 for information and resources as well as the YWCA 24/7 hotline at 804-643-0888. 

 

Information for Military Victims of Sexual Assault:  www.sapr.mil

 

For DoD victims of Sexual Assault

DoD Safe Helpline, Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community: 

    Live-1-on-1 Help - Confidential - Worldwide 24/7:  1-877-995-5247

    Text:  55-247 (inside the U.S)

    001-202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.)

www.safehelpline.org

 

Sexual Assault training and resources, contact SARC at Ft. Lee's 24/7 Sexual Assault Hotline: 804-894-0029

 

* State and local laws and definitions may differ.

 

 

 

 

 

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