If you have been sexually assaulted or think you have been:
Go to a safe location away from the attacker immediately.
Contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Victim Advocate (VA) or law enforcement (military or civilian).
Seek medical care as soon as possible. Even if you do not have any visible physical injuries, you may be at risk of becoming pregnant or acquiring a sexually transmitted disease. Ask the healthcare provider to conduct a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE) to preserve forensic evidence. If you suspect you had been drugged, request that a urine sample be collected.
Preserve all evidence of the assault. Do not bathe, wash your hands, eat or drink or brush your teeth. Do not clean or straighten up the crime scene.
Write down, tape or record by any other means all the details you can recall about the assault and your assailant.
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program reinforces the Army's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability. Army policy promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes.
The goals of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program are to:
Create a climate that minimizes sexual assault incidents, which impacts Army personnel, Army civilians, and family members, and, if an incident should occur, ensure that victims and subjects are treated according to Army policy.
Create a climate that encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault without fear.
Establish sexual assault prevention training and awareness programs to educate.
Ensure sensitive and comprehensive treatment to restore victims' health and well-being.
Ensure leaders understand their roles and responsibilities regarding response to sexual assault victims, thoroughly investigate allegations of sexual assault, and take appropriate administrative and disciplinary action.
For more information:
Amberly’s Place 24/7 Crisis Response
1 (928) 373 - 0849
U.S. Army SHARP Program
Army Community Service
301 C Street, Bldg 309 1477
Yuma Proving Ground, AZ
Victim Advocate: (928) 328 - 2324
SARC: (928) 328 - 2501