"Hurts one. Affects all...Preventing sexual assault is everyone's duty."
Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Sexual harassment and sexual assault are against the UCMJ. According to the Marine Corps Leaders Guide to Managing Stress, "It is incompatible with the core values of honor, courage, and commitment adhered to by the Marine Corps. Victims can be male or female. Perpetrators can also be male or female." As a Marine, you have a duty and responsibility to report this crime.
The Department of Defense grants the following rights to federal crime victims (DD Form 2701): the right to be treated with fairness and with respect for your dignity and privacy; the right to be reasonably protected from the accused offender; the right to be notified of court proceedings; the right to confer with the attorney for the government in the case; the right to available restitution; the right to information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release of the offender.
Remember...Sexual assault is against the UCMJ. If you are a witness to a crime, do not leave the victim alone. Be a hero and report it.
California Reporting Options
Allows victims of sexual assault to report to the persons named below without triggering a formal report to PMO, NCIS, and the chain of command. Restricted Reporting protects the victim’s identity and, except in the rarest of instances, assures confidentiality. Uniformed Victim Advocates, Civilian Victim Advocates, SARCs, Marine and Family Service Counselors, Health Care Providers and Chaplains have confidentiality. All other military members are required to report sexual assaults to law enforcement and their command. UVAs and SARCs can explain the exceptions to confidentiality. Under California state law, medical personnel are mandated to report sexual assaults to law enforcement.
Allows victims of sexual assault to receive appropriate medical treatment, victim advocacy, and counseling services. Unrestricted Reporting informs the victim’s chain of command, affords maximum protection of the victim from his or her offender, and ensures a thorough investigation of the circumstances of the assault in order to hold offenders accountable for their criminal conduct.
In order to make a fully informed choice about your reporting options and the advantages and disadvantages of both, speak with your nearest Uniformed Victim Advocate. There are several resources that your Victim Advocate will make you aware of including the DoD SafeHelpline, RAINN, local rape crisis centers and others.
Points of Contact
H&HS UVAs 760-846-2138
CNATT UVAs 760-936-1712
Camp Pendleton 24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line 760-500-1707
DoD Safe Helpline 877-995-5247
Here in MCAS Camp Pendleton, you have the following resources available:
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Marine and Family Programs
Community Counseling Center
760-725-5061 (after hours)
Victim's Legal Counsel