Sexual assault is a criminal act and will not be tolerated. The Marine Corps’s goal is to eliminate sexual assaults within the Corps and to assist those affected by sexual assault. (MCO 1752.5C)
The MCB Camp Lejeune and the MCAS New River Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program provides 24/7 support and advocacy to all Marines, Sailors, and military dependents over 18. The Program addresses the prevention of sexual assault through awareness, education, and training. We also ensure that all Marines who are victims of sexual assault are “treated with dignity, sensitivity, and without prejudice” (MCO 1752.5C).
If a person who has been sexually assaulted wants to discuss services and reporting options without triggering an official investigation, the following individuals have confidentiality for sexual assault reports:- Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
When a Marine decides to make a restricted report, they receive medical care and counseling without notifying command or law enforcement officials. The SARC will notify the Commanding Officer of the Installation that an assault occurred without providing identifying information about the victim. A Marine who elects to make a restricted report can always change to an unrestricted report.
The unrestricted reporting option allows a Marine to receive medical treatment, counseling, and an official investigation of the crime. An unrestricted report of sexual assault can be made to the following individuals:- Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
Details of the incident will only be shared with personnel who have a legitimate need to know. This option allows the victim to request a Military Protective Order, Civilian Protective Order, or an Expedited Transfer and enables the Marine Corps to potentially hold the offender accountable.
D-SAACP requires applicants to show proof of 32 hours of continuing education training for certification renewal (DoD 6495.03). Included in the 32 hours; Applicants must take 2 hours of victim advocacy ethics training.
Sexual assault does happen to men and it is a time of confusion and emotional distress. This confusion and distress is one reason the majority of male survivors never come forward. This site is as a tool for survivors to find resources and take steps toward healing. The Department of Defense FY18 Report on Sexual Assaults highlights that of the estimated 20,500 sexual assaults involving service members, 0.7% or 7,500 men, confirm that they experienced some penetrative or contact sexual assault. 1 in 12 men who experienced sexual harassment also experienced sexual assault. Support is available. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
If you have been touched in a way that made you feel uncomfortable and would like to speak to a Victim Advocate, please call the Camp Lejeune-New River 24/7 Sexual Assault Helpline at 910-750-5852.
Sexual violence can affect anyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. LGBTQ people who have been sexually assaulted may have different challenges when accessing support and face unique barriers when seeking care and protection or disclosing a sexual assault. Some factors include not being believed, homophobia, transphobia, and questioning one’s identity, which increase the difficulties an LGBTQ+ survivor may encounter.
According to the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey:
The U.S. Transgender Survey from 2015 estimates that 47% of transgender people have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE! A recent study found that LGBTQ service members face higher risks of sexual violence including harassment, assault and stalking while in the military than their non-LGBTQ colleagues. The Department of Defense Biennial Anonymous Survey from 2018 states that women and men who identified as LGB were approximately 2 and 9 times more likely to report sexual assault than their non‐LGB peers.