Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)

The Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Program is designed to meet the needs of victims. Services are available to victims regardless of whether the victim knows the offender and regardless of where and when the assault took place.

In Singapore, these services are available to active-duty, active-duty adult dependents, civilians, and civilian adult dependents.  

For more information about the SAPR program, please contact one of the following:
    •    24/7 Hour SAPR VA Hotline: (+65) 9139-7015
    •    Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Civilian Victim Advocate: (+65) 9785-2330
    •    Sexual Assault Response Coordinator: (+65) 9833-9938

The Singapore SAPR program staff currently consists of:
    •    Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
    •    5 Full-Time Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Officers (SAPRO)
    •    8 Unit Victim Advocates
    •    Part-Time Civilian Victim Advocate
    •    24/7 SAPR Victim Advocate Hotline: (+65) 9139-7015

Preventing sexual assault is everyone’s duty. The SAPR team provides training and regularly conducts outreach throughout the community emphasizing prevention and awareness, as well as appropriate response and resources available to victims.

Reporting options:
There are two types of reporting options – unrestricted and restricted – for active-duty personnel and eligible family members (dependents age 18 or older) who have been sexually assaulted. Civilians and civilian dependents only have the unrestricted reporting option.  

A few differences in reporting options in Singapore include:
    •    If a victim goes in town for sexual assault related treatments, the report is automatically unrestricted because medical personnel in Singapore are mandatory reporters.
    •    The Medical Aid Station is authorized to conduct SAFE exams only for active duty personnel.
    •    Active duty adult dependents who want a SAFE exam only have the unrestricted reporting option because their examinations may only be conducted in a Singapore hospital.

SAPR VAs, SARCs, and VLCs are available to provide more information on these reporting options.

Victim Services Include (depending on reporting option chosen):
    •    Victim advocacy
    •    Medical attention/forensic exam
    •    Counseling
    •    Legal assistance
    •    Chaplain support
    •    Investigation by law enforcement
    •    Military/civilian protective order, if requested
    •    Process for expedited transfer or safety transfer  

If you have been sexually assaulted or think you have been:
    •    Call 999 if you are in immediate danger.
    •    Go to a safe location away from your attacker.
    •    Call the 24/7 SAPR Victim Advocate Hotline at (+65) 9139-7015.
    •   Seek medical care as soon as possible. Even if you do not have any visible physical injuries, you may be injured or at risk of becoming pregnant or acquiring a sexually transmitted infection.
    •    If you suspect you have been drugged or have any memory lapses from the event, seek medical help immediately. Blood, urine, and toxicology tests can be used to detect and prosecute a sexual assault facilitated by drugs.
    •    Preserve all evidence of the assault. Do not bathe, go to bathroom, change your clothes, eat or drink, wash your hands, or brush your teeth.
    •    Do not clean or straighten up the crime scene.

LINKS:
U.S. Navy Personnel Command SAPR: 
https://www.public.navy.mil/BUPERS-NPC/SUPPORT/21ST_CENTURY_SAILOR/SAPR/Pages/default.aspx
CNIC SAPR: 
http://www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/family_readiness/fleet_and_family_support_program/sexual_assault_prevention_and_response.html
NAVY SAPRO: 
http://www.sapr.mil/

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