Commentary

September 6, 2012

SHARP Update

The Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program reinforces the Army’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability. Army policy promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes.

The goals of the program:

  • Create a climate that minimizes sexual assault incidents, which impact Army personnel, Army civilians, and Family members, and, if an incident should occur, ensure that victims and subjects are treated according to Army policy.
  • Create a climate that encourages victims to report incidents of sexual assault without fear.
  • Establish sexual assault prevention training and awareness programs to educate Soldiers.
  • Ensure sensitive and comprehensive treatment to restore victims’ health and well-being.
  • Ensure leaders understand their roles and responsibilities regarding response to sexual assault victims, thoroughly investigate allegations of sexual assault, and take appropriate administrative and disciplinary action.

Training in SHARP:

  • A SHARP 80-hour certification course for SHARP personnel that trains SHARP professionals to carry out their duties across the sexual violence spectrum (from sexual harassment to sexual assault).
  • Annual SHARP Unit Refresher Training and self-study course for all Soldiers and Civilians.

 

Related phone numbers
• Sexual assault response coordinator:
380-4474 (office) or 362-2198 (cell)
• Domestic violence/Sexual assault reporting hotline (24/7):
(760) 267-6792

In solidarity with the SHARP Program, the NTC and Fort Irwin will host “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” at the Youth Sports Field, from 9 – 10 a.m., Sept. 15. The event is part of the “International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.” The entire Fort Irwin community is welcome. Children’s activities will be available.




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