13 Jun '18, 3pm
DoD Recognizes Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators
SARCs play a pivotal role in the department’s sexual assault prevention and response program, SAPRO officials said. When any service member reports a sexual assault, the SARC addresses the victim’s immediate safety needs, connects the victim to resources and assigns a victim advocate to provide advocacy and assistance throughout the medical, investigative and legal processes. In addition, SARCs work closely with other installation responders, train thousands of military members annually and help military leaders improve their support of service members impacted by sexual assault, officials said.