Sexual assault or abuse is the forcing or coercion of a non-consenting person into taking part in any sexual behavior. It’s a crime, and it can happen to anyone at any age. Behaviors include rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), unwanted sexual contact or fondling, or attempts to commit any of these acts. If you’ve been a victim of any of these behaviors, we’re here to help, don’t hesitate to contact us for immediate assistance.
For more information and to see Frequently Asked Questions, please visit Sexual Assault Prevention & Response.
Programs for Sexual Abuse & Assault
- Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)
Sexual Assault is a crime. Sexual assault is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault please contact your Victim Advocate 24/7 Response Line: 252.665.4713. Please visit SAPR for further information.
- The Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
The Family Advocacy Program provides preventions, education, assessments and treatment on many topics. Our mission is to support Marine Corps readiness through prevention and early intervention. The program addresses family violence issues through a Coordinated Community Response to promote safe family relationships and the emotional health of Marines and their families. We all want to be as healthy emotionally as we are physically. We can all use a bit of help from time to time. FAP is here to provide that help. Our prevention and education topics include: Combat Stress, Stress and Anger Management, Family Violence and Personal Relationships.
- Victim Advocacy Program (VA)
The Victim Advocacy Program provides support services to victims of abuse. If you have been the victim of domestic abuse or sexual assault, you are not alone. Our Victim Advocates are here for you when you need them. Victim Advocates will assist in developing a personalized safety plan and help you make the choice that is right for you. We advocate for your right and wishes as well as provide emotional support and crisis intervention. We can work as a liaison with commands and provide court and medical accompaniment. We can also offer military and community referrals and assist you with accessing these resources.
It is important to know there have been some changes to reporting policies that, under certain circumstances, may allow adult victims to receive services and assistance WITHOUT command or law enforcement notification. Please visit “REPORTING OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE” for more information (should we create a page for ‘Reporting of Domestic Voilence’?).
Groups & Classes
|Sexual Abuse & Addiction|
|Seeking Safety||Seeking Safety is an evidence-informed, present-focused therapy designed to help people attain healthy coping skills for management of trauma/PTSD symptoms. Seeking Safety is also designed to address substance abuse behaviors as it relates to self- medication tendencies for coping with trauma reactions. The treatment approach is flexible and has been conducted in both group and individual formats for women and men. It has also been used with people who have a trauma history, but do not meet criteria for PTSD.||Thursdays, 1130 – 1300|