MCAS Beaufort Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Mission Statement

Mission: Each member of this installation is of tremendous value to our mission and to the Marine Corps. The impact of sexual assault resonates across this Air Station and destroys our ability to work together in accomplishing our mission. This criminal act destroys morale, unit cohesion, and the focus of our people on the mission. It is contrary to our values as an installation and Marine Corps dedicated to the respect and dignity of our Marines, Sailors, civilians, and families.

 

VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

MCAS Beaufort 24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line - (843) 321-6009

Victims of sexual assault are entitled to specialized assistance and services under the Marine Corps Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program. More information on the Marine Corps SAPR Program is contained on here. Please contact MCAS Beaufort’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) at (843) 228-6499 for assistance from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

BASE SERVICES FOR VICTIMS AND WITNESSES

24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line - (843) 321-6009

DOD Safe Helpline - 1(877) 995-5247

Beaufort’s Victim advocates respond to sexual assault incidences 24/7 by providing supportive and advocacy services for the victim.


Sexual Assault Response Coordinator - (843) 228-6499 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The SARC coordinates Sexual Assault Prevention and Response activities aboard MCAS Beaufort.


Medical Personnel - (843) 228-5200  (The Beaufort Naval Hospital provides medical services for military personnel and dependents.)


Civilian Sexual Assault Service Provider Hopeful Horizons - 1 (800) 868-2632

Hopeful Horizons is a local victim center with a crisis response team to assist victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.

Chaplain - (843) 228-7576 

After hours - (843) 321-6708

MCAS Beaufort Chaplains offer counseling, religious ministries and related services to victims & witnesses upon request.


Victim Legal Counsel - (843) 228-3581


MCAS Beaufort Criminal Investigation and Law Enforcement

NCIS – (843) 228-1127

CID – (843) 228-7786/7619

PMO – (843) 228-6710

NCIS, CID and PMO provide investigative services for criminal offenses. Criminal investigators and law enforcement personnel are responsible for providing victims and witnesses of crimes with the initial information under the VWAP and ensuring they have points of contact for all available services and assistance under the VWAP.


For Males

Support for Men who have been sexually assaulted. You are not alone!

Sexual assault does happen to men and it is a time of confusion and emotional distress. This confusion and distress is one reason the majority of male survivors never come forward. This site is as a tool for survivors to find resources and take steps toward healing. The Department of Defense FY18 Report on Sexual Assaults highlights that of the estimated 20,500 sexual assaults involving service members, 0.7% or 7,500 men, confirm that they experienced some penetrative or contact sexual assault. 1 in 12 men who experienced sexual harassment also experienced sexual assault. Support is available. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

If you have been touched in a way that made you feel uncomfortable and would like to speak to a Victim Advocate, please call the MCAS Beaufort 24/7 Sexual Assault Helpline at 843-321-6009.

 

LGBTQIA+ Community

Sexual violence can affect anyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. LGBTQIA+ people who have been sexually assaulted may have different challenges when accessing support and face unique barriers when seeking care and protection or disclosing a sexual assault. Some factors include not being believed, homophobia, transphobia, and questioning one’s identity, which increase the difficulties an LGBTQIA+ survivor may encounter.

 

Victim's Bill of rights

  • The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim’s dignity and privacy.

  • The right to be reasonably protected from the accused.

  • The right to be notified of court-martial proceedings and any scheduling changes which will affect their appearance at court-martial.

  • The right to be present at all public court proceedings related to the offense, unless the court determines that testimony by the victim would be materially affected if the victim heard other testimony at trial.

  • The right to confer with trial counsel.

  • The right to available restitution.

  • The right to be notified of the apprehension of an accused, the initial appearance of an accused before a military judge, the release of the accused pending court-marital, and trial proceedings (including entry of guilty pleas).

  • The right to receive information about the conviction, sentence, confinement, and release of the accused.

 

Useful Resources

DD2701- Initial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime 

CO SA Policy Statement