Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program

Sexual Assault

is a criminal offense that has no place in the Army. It degrades mission readiness by devastating the Army’s ability to work effectively as a team. Every soldier who is aware of a sexual assault, should immediately (within 24 hours) report incidents of sexual assault to law enforcement and his or her chain of command. It is incompatible with the Army Values and is punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and other federal and local civilian laws.

Restricted Reporting

allows a sexual assault victim to confidentially disclose the details of his/her assault to specifically identified individuals and receive medical care, victim advocacy and counseling, without triggering the official investigative process. Restricted reporting of sexual assault is only an available option to uniformed members of the Military.

Unrestricted Reporting

Civilians / Family Members and Soldiers wishing to make an unrestricted report may make that report to one of the following agents: Military Law Enforcement, Military Health Care Providers, Chaplains, Social Work Services, The Garrison Sexual Assault Response Coordinator or the Family Advocacy Program Manager. Note: All reports of sexual assault of Civilians/Family Members are considered unrestricted reports.

Victim Advocacy Services Include:

• Information regarding rights of a victim
• Safety Planning
• Needs Assessments
• Coordination of emergency services; transportation, food, etc.
• Emergency relocation
• Assistance in the coordination of obtaining protection orders.
• Advocating for clients with on-and off-post agencies.

Crime Victims Have a Right to:

• Be treated with fairness and respect for one's dignity and privacy
• Immediate and effective medical care and attention, including long-term follow-up
• Be reasonably protected from the accused
• Be notified of court hearings
• Be present at public court hearings unless the court determines otherwise
• Confer with the attorney for the Government
• Restitution, if appropriate
• Receive information regarding conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release
• If desired, to confidential or restricted reporting of the sexual assault incident

24/7 Victim Support Service Numbers

USAG Bamberg Commander's Policy
Sexual Harassment and Assault Program / Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SHARP/SARC) 09641 834567
Army One Source: 00-800-4648-1077