SHARP

Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention

Mission

The Michigan National Guard Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention office is the single point of contact for coordinating appropriate and responsive care for sexual assault and domestic violence victims.

This office coordinates reported sexual assault victim care and domestic violence referrals for care. The SHARP/SAPR program is committed to train, fight and eliminate Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault from our community. Our responsibility is three-fold:

  • Help, advise and train commanders at every level to train our servicemembers to intervene, no matter the time or place.
  • Act decisively and protect all members of the National Guard family from sexually offensive and abusive behavior and to motivate our National Guard Members on the Army Values in order to remain a constant force in the fight to enhance our readiness.
  • Protect our Service Members through information, education, programs, and resources.

Services

  • Victim Advocacy for Sexual Assaults and Domestic Violence
  • Unit readiness
  • Resource management
  • Crisis intervention and referral
  • Commanders support
  • Community Outreach programs
  • Non-clinical crisis intervention
  • Training and management
  • Information, referral and follow-up

Contact Information

Michigan National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention
3423 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48906
Office: (517) 481-7638
Cell: (517)449-0384

Notify JFHQ SARC Immediately on a report of a Sexual Assault!!!

Reporting Options

Restricted Reporting

  • Allows the victim on a confidential basis to disclose details of the assault only to specified individuals and receive medical attention if requested:
    • VA
    • SARC
    • Chaplain
    • Healthcare Provider
  • Law enforcement is not informed nor does the command structure become involved, thus eliminating the opportunity for disciplinary or protective action.
  • No Expedited transfers are available with this option.

Unrestricted Reporting

  • Allows the victim to receive medical treatment, including a forensic examination, counseling and to inform the appropriate legal/command authority.
  • The advantage of the unrestricted reporting option is that notification of law enforcement and the command structure allows actions to be taken to protect the victim.
  • Expedited transfers can be implemented at the written request of the victim.
  • Lines of Duties are determined on the duty status that the incident occurred.
  • Commanders will notify the JFHQ SARC Immediately on any reports of Sexual Assault.
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    Resources

    DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6495.01 January 23, 2013 Incorporating Change 1, April 30, 2013

    DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6494.02 March 28, 2013 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program Procedures

    Army Regulation 600-20 CH. 8, Personnel-General Army Command Policy; Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program

    Air Force Instruction 36-6001, 29 September 2008, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program.

    ALARACT 007/2012, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program Implementation Guidance, DTG: R121650Z Jan 12.

    ALARACT 123/2011, Mandatory unit sexual harassment/Assault response and prevention (SHARP) Training. (Soldier/Civilian)

    HQDA EXORD 221-12 2012, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program Synchronization Order, 230025Z Jun 12.

    ARNG EXORD 32-1: Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program army stand down.

    Memorandum, 03 October 2011, Army Directive 2011-19 (Expedited Transfer or Reassignment Procedures for Victims of Sexual Assault.

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