Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Sexual assault has no place within the Indiana National Guard. It contradicts our core values and weakens our organization. Leaders at every level are expected to be proactive in preventing sexual assault by implementing the state Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Program within their units and instituting training that promotes bystander intervention and adherence to the Army Values.

There are more than 80 nationally certified SAPR Victim Advocates serving in units throughout the Indiana National Guard. The SAPR Program actively hosts training for these advocates and continually seeks to certify new advocates. The program also hosts and attends several public events each year to promote awareness.

The SAPR Program is networked with civilian agencies throughout the state to ensure an even greater availability of resources to prevent sexual assault and to aid victims of sexual assault.

Resources

The SAPR Program offers a wide array of resources to military victims of sexual assault, including:

  • Victim advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Legal assistance

More: adult dependents of AGR service members may also qualify to receive these services. Your unit’s Victim Advocate or the SARC will be able to provide more details.

Contact

Sexual Assault Response Line
317-247-3172

DOD Safe Help Line
877-995-5247 or TEXT 55-247

Our Mission

The SAPR Program’s mission is to develop an organizational culture where those who bring reports of sexual assault forward are:

  • Protected
  • Treated with care, dignity and discretion
  • Suffer no hindrances to their personal and professional advancement
  • Not stigmatized for reporting a sexual assault