Sexual Assault Prevention and Response 

SafeHelpline.org

1-877-995-5247

Online Chat: www.safehelpline.org

Texting: *55-247

Outside US: 202-470-5546

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Many victims of sexual assault remain silent and choose not to report the incident due to beliefs that nothing will be done if they come forward, fear of ridicule, gossip, exclusion, and even damage to their military careers.

If you've been sexually assaulted, it's important to seek assistance as soon as you can. Seeking help and speaking out is the best way to ensure you receive the help you need to heal from the incident and prevent another incident from happening to someone else. Victims of Sexual Assault can report an incident at any time and (in most cases) decide whether or not they want a criminal investigation to occur. Even if the Victim decides not to make an official report, we can still coordinate care and medical services.

  • Whether or not you're sure if your experience qualifies as a sexual assault, follow the steps below just in case: Get to a safe location away from the perpetrator as soon as you can.
  • If you need immediate medical treatment, or are in life-threatening danger, dial 911.
  • Call your State/Territory Joint Force Headquarters Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (JFHQ SARC) or the Safe Helpline immediately.
    • Oklahoma National Guard Sexual Assault Response Coordinator – 405-228-5231 or Cell: 405-343-7260
    • DoD Safe Helpline 24/7 - Call: 877-995-5247
  • Preserve the evidence. Do not change your clothes, shower, clean the room or assault site, eat, drink, brush your teeth, or urinate.

     

Reporting Options

Restricted Report:

  • Enables members to report allegations of sexual assault to specified personnel (Chaplain, SARC, Victim Advocate, military medical providers) without triggering an investigation
  • Complete confidentiality; chain-of-command is NOT notified
  • Access to medical care, counseling, legal assistance, and Victim Advocate support
  • Gives victim time and increased control over the release and management of personal information; may convert to unrestricted report
  • Empowers victim to gain valuable information and the support needed to make an informed decision about participating in criminal prosecution
  • LIMITATIONS: Does not allow for expedited transfers, military protection orders, or ability to hold perpetrator accountable

Unrestricted Report:

  • This is any report of a sexual assault made through traditional reporting channels, ie: victim's chain-of-command, police
  • Access to medical care, counseling, legal assistance, and Victim Advocate support

  • Limited confidentiality: Details of the allegation will be provided only to those who have a legitimate need-to-know
  • Law enforcement investigation enhances opportunity to hold perpetrator accountable

  • Victim may request expedited transfer, military protection order

  • LIMITATIONS: Cannot change to restricted report; may not be enough evidence to convict perpetrator, investigation/court proceedings may be lengthy
 
 
JFHQ SARC:
Office:  (405) 228-5231
Mobile: (405) 343-7260