The MARFORRES SAPR program consists of a Force-level Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Command-level SARCs for each Major Subordinate Command, Civilian SAPR Victim Advocates stationed at MARFORRES headquarters in New Orleans, LA. In addition, there are uniformed SAPR Victim Advocates (VAs) geographically dispersed throughout the force. MARFORRES is required to have a minimum of one credentialed and appointed SAPR VA at each site.
What is a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)?
The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, or SARC, manages the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program. The SARC serves as the subject matter expert to all levels of leadership, trains and support collateral duty SAPR VAs, coordinates 24/7 victim care and case management from initial reporting through legal disposition and resolution of issues related to the victim's health and well-being. The SARC reports directly to Commanding General of their respective Major Subordinate Command.
What is a SAPR Victim Advocate (VA)?
A SAPR Victim Advocate provides a spectrum of support, advocacy, and liaison services to eligible military and civilian sexual assault victims in accordance with DoD and Marine Corps policies. SAPR VAs report directly to the SARC for all victim care matters.
How do I contact my SARC or SAPR VA?
You can call the MARFORRES 24/7 Support Line at 877-432-2215 where a member of the SAPR staff will answer your questions and get you connected to your SARC or SAPR VA. You can also contact them directly using their information provided on the POC list. The DoD Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247 and website (https://safehelpline.org/search.cfm) are also resources that are able to connect you to support personnel.
Who is eligible for SAPR support services?
All Active Duty and Reserve members (to include Active Reserve and IRR), and their adult dependents 18 and older. SAPR provides support for adult sexual assault victims when the perpetrator is someone other than the victim’s spouse / domestic partner.
o The Family Advocacy Program manages reports related to sexual assault allegations against a spouse / domestic partner and/or those involving individuals 17 years of age and younger.