Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
For 24-hour, confidential assistance, please contact the DoD Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247, www.safehelpline.org, or text your zip code to 55247.
The purpose of the Florida National Guard’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPR) is to eliminate sexual assault in it ranks through comprehensive policy, education, training and increased awareness.
Our goals are:
- To provide a safe and confidential reporting process that ensures that victims of sexual assault receive access to the services they need in order to help them recover mentally, physically and emotionally.
- Ensure that every Soldier and Airman understands the reporting process.
- To facilitate a unit climate that does not tolerate sexual assault and promotes the sensitive handling of victims.
In accordance with Department of Defense, U.S. Army and National Guard policies, Florida National Guard leadership recognizes the importance of working to prevent this crime within our Guard community. The Florida National Guard is working to develop a comprehensive program that strengthens military readiness by preventing sexual assault, enhancing victim care and improving system accountability.
The SAPR program provides victims with options for reporting sexual assault incidents, including the option to file a restricted report, allowing them access to resources and assistance, without initiating an investigation, all while maintaining the confidentiality of the victim. Recognizing the importance of prosecuting those individuals accused of sexual assault, the Florida National Guard will make every effort to ensure that victims who wish to report and prosecute an assault have access to every available resource to do so.
It is every Service member’s duty, regardless of rank or position, to protect their Battle Buddy and Wingman. We must all understand the importance of safely intervening and preventing the crime of Sexual Assault.
For assistance or to report a sexual assault, contact the Florida National Guard Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at (904) 823-0331 or contact the DoD Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247 or www.safehelpline.org.
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