Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP)
Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) and Victim Advocates are available at all major DoD installations to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault. SHARP serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care 24/7, 365 days a year.
The Joint Force Headquarters SAPR Office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training and Response throughout Tennessee National Guard installations.
The DoD Safe Helpline provides a live, confidential and anonymous sexual assault hotline for the DoD community.
Text: 55-247 (in the U.S.) or 202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.)
Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.
In Tennessee, if you or another Servicemember you know is in crisis, call (855) 435-7492 for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If this is a sexual assault issue, contact:
Safe Helpline (877) 995-5247
After Hours Support
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