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III Marine Expeditionary Force

 

III Marine Expeditionary Force

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SAPR - ABOUT

TO CONFIDNETIALLY REACH A 24/7 VICTIM ADVOCATE CALL

ON BASE: 315-645-4673 & OFF BASE: 098-970-4673

Seeking Support:

Sexual Assault is the most under reported crime in our society  and in the military.  While the Department of Defense (DoD) prefers complete reporting of sexual assault to activate both victim services and law enforcement actions, it recognizes that some victims desire only medical and support services and no command or law enforcement involvement.  The DoD believes its first priority is for victims to be protected, treated with dignity and respect, and to receive the medical treatment , care and counseling that they deserve..

 Service members and military dependents 18 years and older  (not assault by a spouse or intimate partner)  who have been sexual assault have two reporting options victims  of sexual assault have two reporting options Restricted Reporting and Unrestricted Reporting.

DoD civilian employees and their family dependents and DoD contractors are only eligible for Unrestricted Reporting and for limited emergency care medical services at an military treatment facility

Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting

Restricted Reporting:

If a Marine wants to receive medical treatment and support services without triggering the official investigation process, he or she can make a confidential report to any of the following individuals:

  • Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
    Uniformed Victim Advocate (UVA)
    Victim Advocate
    Healthcare Provider or other medical personnel
    Chaplain

When a Marine decides to make a restricted report, they receive medical care, including the collection of evidence if indicated, and counseling without notifying command or law enforcement officials. The SARC will notify the commanding officer that an assault occurred without providing identifying information about the victim.  A Marine who elects to make a restricted report can always change to an unrestricted report.

Unrestricted Reporting:

The unrestricted reporting option allows a Marine to receive medical treatment, counseling, and an official investigation of the crime.  An unrestricted report of sexual assault can be made to the following individuals:

  • Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
    Uniformed Victim Advocate (UVA)
    Victim Advocate
    Healthcare Provider or other medical personnel
    Chaplain
    Chain of Command
    Law enforcement
    Legal Personnel

Details of the incident will only be shared with personnel who have a legitimate need to know. This option allows the Marine Corps to potentially hold the offender accountable.

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