The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Office will serve as the single point of contact to facilitate victim support services, promote sexual assault training and awareness, and provide policy and program assistance to commands located on Parris Island and within the Eastern Recruiting Region.
The objectives of the SAPR program are to specifically enhance and improve:
- Prevention through training and education programs
- Treatment and support of victims
- System accountability
If you have been sexually assaulted or think you have been:
- Go to a safe location away from the attacker. If you are still in danger, call 911 as soon as possible.
- Contact a sexual assault response coordinator (SARC), uniformed victim advocate (UVA), victim advocate or Military One Source for restricted/unrestricted reporting.
Eastern Recruiting Region 24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line:
Department of Defense Safe Helpline:
- Seek medical care as soon as possible. Even if you do not have any visible physical injuries, you may be at risk of becoming pregnant or acquiring a sexually transmitted disease.
- Ask the healthcare provider to conduct a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE) to preserve forensic evidence.
- If you suspect you have been drugged, request that a urine sample be collected.
- Preserve all evidence of the assault. Do not bathe, wash your hands or brush your teeth. Do not clean or straighten up the crime scene.
- Write down, tape or record by any other means all the details you can recall about the assault and your assailant.
Upcoming uniformed victim advocate (UVA) courses:
- April 4-8, 2016
- July 11-15, 2016
- Oct. 3-7, 2016
To register for a course please contact the Installation Victim Advocate at (843) 228-3754