NEPMU-2 takes a strong stand against sexual assult and knows the importance of reporting an incidents to the proper personnel.
· "Sexual assault" is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent.
o Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful (to include unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact), or attempts to commit these acts.
"Consent" means words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. An expression of lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent.
o Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission resulting from the accused use of force, threat of force, or placing another person in fear does not constitute consent.
o A current or previous dating relationship by itself or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall not constitute consent
The Department of Defense (DoD) is a crisis support service for members of the DoD community who are victims of sexual assault. Support is available 24/7 worldwide, and users can “click, call or text” for anonymous and confidential support. It provides live, one-on-one support and information. Safe Helpline services are owned by DoD and are operated by contract with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Learn more about the Navy SAPR program from Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC)by visiting the CNIC/Headquarters website here.
Victim Reporting Options:
Unrestricted report: Allegations can be reported to your Chain of Command (CoC), Military or civilian law enforcement, Military or civilian Health Care Personnel (including FFSC counselors), Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate (SAPR VA), and will be investigated. Access to military protection, medical care (forensic examination if desired), advocacy, intervention, information and support will be provided.
Restricted report: Disclosures to designated personnel (SARC, Victim Advocate, Health Care Personnel, and Chaplain) will NOT be disclosed to command or law enforcement. Access to medical care (forensic examination if desired), advocacy, intervention, information and support will be provided confidentially with specified exceptions.
* Click here for more detailed information on reporting options
Safe Helpline App:
The Safe Helpline App (for iOS or Android) allows sexual assault survivors in the military to create a customized self-care plan and connect to resources from anywhere in the world.
You can use the self-care exercises and information in the app whenever you’d like. Your personalized plan will be stored only on your mobile device so it will remain completely confidential. Once you download the app, you don’t need an internet connection to use it.
Safe Helpline App Self Care for Military Survivors of Sexual Assault https://safehelpline.org/about-mobile
Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit TWO (NEPMU-2)
1285 West D Street, BLDG U238
Norfolk, VA 23511-3394
Phone 757 953-6600
FAX 757 953-7212
CDO 757 284-0605 | POOW 757 417-5934