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SHARP Program

Location: BLDG 285, Room 7039

Office telephone: (337) 531-3419

Cell phone: (337) 208-3503

Email: BJACH SARC / SHARP


QUICK LINKS:
Office on Violence Against Women (US Dept of Justice)
Rape and Sexual Violence (US DOJ: National Institute of Justice)
Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Technical Assistance
Sexual Violence Prevention (Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention)
The US Army SAPRP Website
The US DoD SAPR Website
TRICARE MTF Locator

SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT PROCESS
Make an informal complaint. Report inappropriate behavior without initiating a full investigation. This may be most appropriate for minor infractions when the victim simply wants the behavior stopped. If You
Are The
Victim
Call the Equal Opportunity Assistance Line at your installation to clarify whether an incident or behavior qualifies as sexual harassment or discrimination.
   
If Behavior Persists File a formal written complaint on a DA Form 7279-R with any of the following agencies. Complaints must be filed within 60 days of the incident. Complaints made after 60 days may be pursued at the commander’s discretion.
CHAIN
OF
COMMAND
EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY
ADVISOR
INSPECTOR
GENERAL
HOUSING
REFERRAL
OFFICE
JUDGE
ADVOCATE
GENERAL
MILITARY POLICE
OR CRIMINAL
INVESTIGATOR
CHAPLAIN MEDICAL
AGENCY
3
days
Complaints, except those filed with the I.G., must be acted upon within three calendar days. Complaints filed with an agency against a member of the Chain of Command will be referred to the next higher commander in the chain. All formal complaints will be reported within 72 hours to the first General Courts-Martial Convening Authority (GCMCA) in the Chain of Command. Provide a progress report to the GCMCA 20 days after the date on which the investigation commenced and 14 days thereafter until completion.
14
days
The commander or the investigating officer appointed by the commander has 14 calendar days to investigate the allegations. The commander will meet with the victim and the subject(s) of the complaint to discuss the outcome and results. A 30-day extension may be granted from the next higher commander if circumstances require it. Further extensions can be approved only by the first General Officer in the Chain of Command. Complainants must be notified of extensions.
7
days
The complainant and/or subject(s) of the complaint have seven calendar days to appeal to the next higher commander if he or she is dissatisfied with the investigation results or actions taken. That commander has 14 days to act on the appeal and provide written feedback on the results. Final decisions on complaints/appeals not resolved at brigade level rest with the General Courts-Martial Convening Authority.
30-45
days
30-45 days after final decision of the formal complaint (substantiated and unsubstantiated), an assessment is conducted by the Equal Opportunity Advisor to determine the effectiveness of any corrective actions taken and to detect and deter any incidents of reprisal. Reports and recommendations are submitted to the Commander on a DA Form 7279-1-R NLT 45 days following final decisions made on complaints.

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SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE &
PREVENTION REPORTING PROCESS
RESTRICTED REPORT
Allows victim to disclose the details of his/her sexual assault to specifically identified individuals and receive medical treatment and counseling, without initiating an official investigation.
If You Are The Victim Of Sexual Assault UNRESTRICTED REPORT
Allows victim who desires medical treatment, counseling, and an official investigation of the allegation to use current reporting channels (for example, the chain of command or law enforcement) or to report the incident to the SARC/SHARP or VA/SHARP Specialist.
   
RESTRICTED REPORTING UNRESTRICTED REPORTING
Report confidentially to:
• SARC/SHARP Specialist (Brigade and higher)
• VA/SHARP Specialist (Battalion and below)
• Healthcare Provider
• Chaplain
* Note: Telling someone other than the above personnel automatically voids the reporting option of Restricted to Unrestricted

Allows victims to receive:
• Medical treatment
• SAFE (evidence will be stored for one year)
• Advocacy Services
• Counseling Services

Restricted Reporting
• Restricted Report can be switched to an Unrestricted Report
• No Military Protection Order-Offender may contact victim
• Preserves victim’s identity and confidentiality
• Commander and Law enforcement will not be notified
Filing an unrestricted report will initiate an official investigation.
Details of the incident are limited to personnel with a legitimate need to know.

Allows victims to receive:
• Medical treatment
• Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE)
• Advocacy Services
• Counseling Services

Unrestricted Reporting
• Commander and Law enforcement will be notified
• Military Protection Orders
• Does not preserves confidentiality
• Investigation will follow
• Identity of victim is disclosed
• Cannot be switched to a Restricted Report

Fort Polk Installation Hotline: 337-531-1848
DoD SAFE Helpline, 1-877-995-5247 / www.safehelpline.org

Col Marla J. Ferguson
CSM Roderick D. Taylor
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BJACH Call Center
Open 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday
337-531-3011
1-800-278-9920
"Closed Federal Holidays
and most Training Holidays"
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BJACH Cancellation Line
337-531-3011 Option #2
Nurse Advice Line
Safe Helpline