Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program (SAPR)

promoting respect, preserving dignity

The SAPR program provides comprehensive services that center on awareness and prevention education, victim advocacy and overall system response. The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) ensures sexual assault survivors are assigned a SAPR VA to assist in determining what they wish to do, where to get help, and how they choose to report the assault. Advocates accompany survivors to medical visits, court proceedings, and other appointments as requested.

The SAPR program provides crisis intervention and support services to sexual assault survivors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, you are not alone. Help and support is available.

  • 24/7 MCBH Sexual Assault Support Line: 808-216-0126
  • DoD SAPR website:
  • DoD Safe Support Line: 877-995-5247
  • Text inside the US: 55-247
  • Text outside the US: 202-470-5546

Restricted reporting allows a sexual assault victim to confidentially disclose the details of his or her assault to specified individuals and receive medical treatment and counseling, without triggering the official investigative process. Service members who are sexually assaulted and desire restricted reporting under this policy may only report the assault to:

  • Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
  • Healthcare Provider (HCP)

At the victim’s discretion/request an appropriately trained healthcare provider shall conduct a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE), which may include the collection of evidence. In the absence of a DoD provider, the service member will be referred to an appropriate civilian facility for the SAFE.

Once a restricted report is filed, a victim can choose at any time to change that report to an unrestricted report.

Who May Make A Restricted Report
Restricted reporting is available to military personnel and military dependents 18 years of age and older who are eligible for treatment in the military healthcare system. Military personnel includes members on active duty and members of the Reserve component (Reserve and National Guard) provided they are performing federal duty (active duty training or inactive duty training and members of the National Guard in Federal (Title 10) status). Members of the Reserve Component not performing Federal duty are not eligible. Retired members of any component are not eligible. DoD civilian employees are not eligible.

This option is recommended for victims of sexual assault who desire medical treatment, counseling and an official investigation of the crime. When selecting unrestricted reporting, you should use current reporting channels, e.g. :

  • Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
  • Healthcare Provider (HCP)
  • Chain of Command
  • Law Enforcement

Upon notification of a reported sexual assault, the SARC will immediately assign a SAPR VA. At the victim’s discretion/request, the healthcare provider shall conduct a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE), which may include the collection of evidence. Details regarding the incident will be limited to only those personnel who have a legitimate need to know.

Once an unrestricted report is filed, the victim cannot change their report to a restricted report.




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