Family Programs

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault

No Means No - Not in my unit

What is sexual assault?

“Sexual assault” is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent.

Sexual assault includes, rape, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), and other unwanted sexual contact. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender, spousal relationship, or age of the victim.

Sexual Assault Investigations

Fiscal Year 2014 Department of Defense Statistics

DOD Sexual Assault Policy

In FY14, DoD conducted approximately 4,000 sexual assault investigations.

Of those investigations, nearly 75% of the subjects (suspects) received disciplinary action. ** Compared with 23% from FY13 **

Reporting Options

Sexual Assault Reporting Options: Unrestricted vs Restricted

Reporting Policy Explained

-Report to CO/SARC/VA/Chaplain/Leader -Report to credentialed SARC/VA/Chaplain
-Investigation initiated by Local Law Enforcement and/or Office of Complex Investigations -No investigation initiated
-Legal, Medical, and Advocacy Services -Medical and Advocacy Services
-Military Protective Order/Civilian Protective Order -Informal Line of Duty initiated by JFHQ SARC
-Option of Expedited Transfer -Commander not notified
-Informal Line of Duty initiated by JFHQ SARC