Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
Reporting Sexual Assault
Reporting a sexual assault.
If you have been or think you may have been sexually assaulted recently:
- Go to a safe location away from the perpetrator.
- Call your Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC).
- The 24/7 DoD Safe Helpline also provides assistance. Users have three ways to access their services - "click, call or text" for confidential support, available 24/7 worldwide.
- Click - Logging on to www.SafeHelpline.org for live, one-on-one confidential help with a trained professional.
- Call - Calling the hotline at 1-877-995-5247 allows users to speak with a trained staff member for personalized advice and support to military and/or civilian resources.
- Text - Texting a location or zip code to 55-247 (inside the U.S.) or 001-202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.) allows users to receive contact information for the SARC.
Restricted/Unrestricted Reporting Options:
IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND YOU WISH TO FILE A RESTRICTED REPORT, PLEASE BE SURE TO SPEAK TO A UNIFORMED VICTIM ADVOCATE OR VICTIM ADVOCATE FOR A RESTRICTED REPORT BEFORE YOU CONTACT MEDICAL OR LAW ENFORCEMENT. CALIFORNIA IS A MANDATED REPORTING STATE OF SEXUAL ASSUALT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL AND HEALTH CARE PRACTIONERS TO INCLUDE MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITIES.
- Restricted Reporting option may be used by a service member or civilian spouse sexually assaulted by their active duty service member spouse to disclose to specific individuals on a confidential basis that he or she is the victim of a sexual assault. If the assault has been disclosed to ONLY a SARC, VA, or HCP, it shall not be reported to the chain of command or law enforcement, unless the victim consents or an established exception is exercised under COMDTINST M1754.10 (series).
- Unrestricted Reporting option may be used by the service member to disclose to his or her chain of command that he or she is the victim of a sexual assault. “Service member” is defined as Coast Guard active duty members and Coast Guard reserve members on active duty or in a drill status, unless otherwise noted. Under the Unrestricted Reporting option, the victim’s report to command authorities or to a SARC, VA, HCP, or anyone else, shall be reported to CGIS.
- Reporting Procedures for reports of sexual assault.
- Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program [Chapter 3, COMDTINST M7154.10D (series)]