Promoting respect, preserving dignity.
The SAPR program serves as the focal point for coordinating all sexual assault prevention and response actions aboard MCB Hawaii by providing comprehensive and victim centered services that includes immediate crisis intervention, victim advocacy, awareness, prevention training and education. The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) ensures sexual assault survivors are assigned a SAPR Victim Advocate (SAPR VA) to provide support and navigation of available reporting options and actions, identify resources, and explain how a survivor can choose to report the assault. SAPR VA’s can also accompany survivors to medical visits, court proceedings, and other appointments as requested.
The SAPR Program’s mission is two-fold: to address the needs of military members and their dependents (18 years and older) that have been victims of sexual assault and to proactively provide important, interactive prevention training on a regular, continuous basis to all Marines and sailors aboard MCB Hawaii in an effort to eliminate sexual assault from within our ranks and in our community.
What is Sexual Assault?
Intentional sexual contact characterized by the use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. As used in this Instruction, the term includes a broad category of sexual offenses consisting of the following specific UCMJ offenses: rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (forced oral or anal sex), or attempts to commit these offenses.
What is Consent?
The term “consent” means a freely given agreement to the 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 does not constitute consent. Submission resulting from the use of force, threat of force, or placing another person in fear also does not constitute consent. A current or previous dating or social or sexual relationship by itself or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the conduct at issue does not constitute consent. A sleeping, unconscious, or incompetent person cannot consent. A person cannot consent to force causing or likely to cause death or grievous bodily harm or to being rendered unconscious. A person cannot consent while under threat or in fear. All the surrounding circumstances are to be considered in determining whether a person gave consent.
Restricted Reports allow people who were sexually assaulted to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR VA, or healthcare personnel), receive medical treatment (including emergency care), counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA.
With a Restricted Report, there will NOT be an official investigation of the crime, command support, or additional protective measures (i.e. protective orders).
Individuals are eligible to file a Restricted Report, providing they did not personally report the sexual assault incident to law enforcement, to include MCIOs, and they did not previously elect to make an Unrestricted Report by signing a DD Form 2910, with a SARC or SAPR VA on the same sexual assault incident.
Individuals are eligible to file Restricted Reports even in the following cases:
- They disclosed the sexual assault incident to their commander or to personnel in the chain of command.
- There is an ongoing MCIO investigation into the sexual assault incident initiated by a third party and not due to the victim’s disclosure to law enforcement.
- The MCIO investigation into the sexual assault incident has been closed.
This does not negate the commander’s responsibility to immediately report all allegations of sexual assault to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) or the appropriate MCIO/ law enforcement agency as well as follow proper administrative protocols for a third-party report.
*IF YOU WANT TO REPORT THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED OR ARE NOT SURE, IT IS BEST TO SPEAK WITH A SARC AND/OR SAPR VA FIRST!!
Unrestricted Reporting is a method for a person to report a sexual assault AND initiate an official investigation. A person will receive command support AND can request additional protective measures like military protective orders (MPOs) or requests for an Expedited Transfer (ET) with an Unrestricted Report.
Community Counseling Program (CCP): 808-257-7780
Tripler Army Medical Center Military Treatment Facility (MTF): 888-683-2778
Sex Abuse Treatment Center at Kapi’olani Hospital Civilian Hospital for SAFE Exam: 888-535-7600
Provost Marshal Office (PMO): 808-257-7114
NCIS – Military Criminal Investigative Organization (MCIO): 808-257-1777
Victim’s Legal Counsel (VLC): 808-257-2274
Chaplain – 24/7 Contact: 808-257-7700
Local Civilian Resources:
- Victim Witness Kokua Services – 808-768-7401
- Cohen Clinic – 808-204-4020