Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

 
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
JB MDL Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates are available at major Department of Defense installations to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault. The JB MDL SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care 24/7, 365 days a year. The SAPR Office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the installation.

Help is just a phone call away. The JB MDL SARCS/SHARPS are available 24/7. If you have been sexually assaulted, please call:

- Air Force Hotline (609) 203-6134
- Army Hotline (609) 562-3849
- Army SHARP Office (609)562-4375
- Navy Hotline (732) 573-5199
- Navy Civilian Victim Advocate (848) 303-0139
- Marine Hotline 1-877-432-2215

For more information on the JB MDL SAPR program, call the SAPR office at (609) 754-2968. 

Sexual Assault Defined
Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform and is a violation of our Air Force Core Values.

Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.

Consent shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the victim to offer physical resistance. Consent is not given when a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated, or unconscious.
Sexual Assault Program Assistance
The JB MDL SAPR office provides a 24-hour, seven-day a week sexual assault response capability for all victims on the installation, and assigned geographically separated units. Anyone who feels they have been a victim of sexual assault may contact the SAPR office.

After you contact the SAPR office, you will be assigned a trained Victim Advocate. Your Victim Advocate will explain reporting options, and may meet you at the hospital for a medical evaluation, treatment and examination. It is your option to accept or decline victim advocacy .
Sexual Assault Reporting Options
The Department of Defense has instituted new avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting. Restricted Reporting allows a victim to report a Sexual Assault without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the victim (survivor) time and control over the release of their information. Further, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.

Unrestricted Reporting is any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels (for example: reports to chain of command, security forces, and/or civilian law enforcement).

Restricted Reporting is available to active duty military, Coast Guard, Reservist performing federal training, members of the National Guard under Title 10 status and military dependents over 18 years of age.

Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.