To report a sexual assault through Fort Belvoir 24/7 Sexual 
Assault Helpline call (703) 740-7029

To reach the DoD Safehelp Line, please call 877-995-5247
or go to www.safehelpline.org

The SHARP program reinforces the Army's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual harassment and assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability.

Army policy promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes.

Your options

First, what classifies sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, sexual innuendo, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Sexual assault and sexual harassment are not the same, although they are related to each other.

Two types of sexual harassment:

Quid pro quo
Refers to conditions placed on a person’s career or terms of employment in return for sexual favors.

Hostile environment
Sexual harassment occurs when a person is subjected to offensive, crude, unwanted, and unsolicited comments and behavior of a sexual nature that interferes with that person’s performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

What can I do?

In the event of sexual harassment:

In order to stop sexual harassment, the aggrieved is encouraged to make an informal sexual harassment complaint. Report the inappropriate behavior to your chain of command through your SHARP representative. If you are a civilian, report the behavior immediately to your supervisor, or to the Equal Employment Opportunity office.

If the behavior persists, file a formal sexual harassment complaint through your brigade SHARP representative. If you are a civilian, report the incident to your Equal Employment Opportunity office.

In the event of sexual assault:

1. Get to a safe place. If you are in need of urgent medical attention, call 911. If you are not injured, you still need medical assistance to protect your health. Evans Army Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital in downtown Colorado Springs can offer you immediate health care.

2. Contact your local SHARP representative, or call the Fort Huachuca Sexual Assault Hotline at 520-732-3736.

3. To protect evidence, do not shower, brush your teeth, put on make up, eat, or drink, or change clothes until advised to do so. You, or your SHARP representative may report the crime to Army or local law enforcement.

Victims of sexual assault are encouraged to contact law enforcement.

Restricted sexual assault report:

We value your privacy. Restricted reporting offers Soldiers and Family members (except underage children) the option to report a sexual assault without having to notify law enforcement and protecting the identity of the victim.

This option is only available if you report the incident to your victim advocate, medical care facility, or sexual assault response coordinator (SARC).

Unrestricted sexual assault report:

Unrestricted Reporting is the military’s preferred reporting method because it provides the widest latitude to help and protect victims of sexual assault. Through the unrestricted option, details of the incident are kept confidential and are only disclosed on a need to know basis. An unrestricted report triggers an investigation so that offenders may be held accountable and the safety of the victim is ensured.

Entitlements (independent of the reporting option)

  • Medical care
  • Counseling
  • Pastoral care upon request
  • Sexual assault forensic examination

Unrestricted reporting victims are also entitled to:

  • Military protection order
  • Legal advice
  • Request transer from their unit
  • Law enforcement investigation into the incident

Need Help Now

Fort Belvoir Sexual Assault Response Coordinator:

24/7 HOTLINE:  703-740-7029

Installation Victim Advocate Office: 703-806-0617
Lead Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Office: 703-806-0615

Domestic Violence:

24/7 Crisis HOTLINE:  703-229-2374
Phone: 703-805-1832

Chaplain:

Phone 1:  703-805-2742
Phone 2:  703-805-2741
After Duty:  703-805-4002

Judge Advocate General:

Phone 1:  703-805-2856
Phone 2:  703-805-4411

Hospital, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital:

Ambulance Emergency (Off post): 911
Ambulance Emergency (On post): (703) 781-1800
Emergency Room  (571) 231-3162

Fort Belvoir Location:

9515 Hannah Lane, Bldg 1099 (Old Logan Dental Clinic)
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Resources

Website Resources

www.nsvrc.org
National Sexual Violence Resource Center

www.rainn.org
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)

www.militaryonesource.mil
Military OneSource

www.sapr.mil
DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

www.sexualassault.army.mil
The Army SHARP Program

www.preventsexualassault.army.mil
The United States Army's Sexual Assault Prevention website.

www.safehelpline.org
The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Help Line. Provides anonymous help online, by phone or by text.

www.armyonesource.com
ArmyOne Source serves American troops and their Families; 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year; people can call in and speak to a consultant or go online and access information or email a consultant. 1-800-464-8107

http://www.nationalguard.mil/jointstaff/j1/sapr/
National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response website.

http://www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/default.asp
Army SHARP and suicide prevention.

http://www.army.mil/sharp/
Army SHARP general information.