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.
First, what classifies sexual harassment?
Sexual Harassment is conduct that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and deliberate or repeated of-offensive comments or gestures of a sexual nature when—
(a) Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person’s job, pay, or career; or
(b) Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as a basis for career or employment decisions affecting that person; or
(c) Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment; and
(d) Is so severe or pervasive that a reasonable person would perceive, and the complainant does perceive, the environment as hostile or offensive.
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.
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.
2. Contact your local SHARP representative, or call the Fort Belvoir Sexual Assault Hotline at 703-740-7029.
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.
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
- 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: 703-806-0618
24/7 Crisis HOTLINE: 703-229-2374
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
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Help Line. Provides anonymous help online, by phone or by text.
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. 800-342-9647
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