SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program)

MSG Casper, Sirena
4th Infantry Division and Ft. Carson
DIV LEAD SARC
Office 719-524-2441
SHARP Cell 719-362-6537

SFC Spring, William
4th Infantry Division Ft Carson
Lead Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
719-524-0887 office
719-203-8915

 

Need help now?

24/7 Hotline: +1(719)338-9654

Safe Helpline: Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community: +1(877)995-5247

Text (Inside U.S.): 55-247

Text (Outside U.S.): +1(202)470-5546

 

The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, known as SHARP, exists so the Army can prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults before they occur. Our goal is to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual harassment by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. Additionally, we strive to:

  • Reduce the stigma of reporting
  • Protect the victim
  • Increase prevention, investigation, prosecution and victim care capabilities
  • Increase training and resources
  • Refine and sustain response capability

Sexual harassment and sexual assault are inconsistent with Army Values and will not be tolerated. One assault is one too many. We must foster a climate of trust that respects and protects our Soldiers, civilians, and family members. We are aggressively implementing and expanding the Army's comprehensive Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program. SHARP is a commander's program. We are committed to ensuring engaged leadership at all levels to prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment. We will hold offenders appropriately accountable. It is critical to good order and discipline that commanders retain authority and responsibility for the prevention of and response to sexual assault and the disposition of sexual assault cases.

Army SHARP general information.
Resources

There are many organizations dedicated to assist survivors of sexual assault. Some of them provide counseling, advocacy, information, or support.

The following, are some of them:

On Post(Fort Carson)- Area Code:719

Off Post(Colorado Springs)-Area Code:719

Website Resources

National Sexual Violence Resource Center www.nsvrc.org

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) www.rainn.org

Military OneSource www.militaryonesource.mil

DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response www.sapr.mil

The Army SHARP Program www.sexualassault.army.mil

The United States Army's Sexual Assault Prevention website www.preventsexualassault.army.mil

The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Help Line. Provides anonymous help online, by phone or by text www.safehelpline.org

ArmyOne Source serves American troops and their Families; 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year; people can call in and speak to a consultant or go online and access information or email a consultant. +1(800)464-8107 www.armyonesource.com

National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response website http://www.nationalguard.mil/jointstaff/j1/sapr/

Army SHARP and suicide prevention http://www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/default.asp

Army SHARP general information http://www.army.mil/sharp/


SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program)

The Armed Forces’ Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Program is the Armed Forces’ integrated, proactive effort to end the crimes of sexual harassment and sexual assault within our ranks. Sexual harassment and sexual assault have no place in the Armed Forces. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment or sexual assault, you have a voice, you have rights, and we’re here to help.

 

The Armed Forces’ SHARP Program also:

  • Permeates the Armed Forces structure from the Pentagon down to the individual Soldier level.
  • Has full-time military and civilian staff at the brigade level and higher.
  • Promotes cultural change across the Armed Forces, with a vision toward a culture of dignity and respect in which Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members intervene in potential situations that could result in sexual harassment and sexual assault to protect one another.
  • Includes a comprehensive effort to educate leaders and Soldiers about sexual harassment and sexual assault.
  • Employs a concrete training program that teaches Soldiers and Civilians to be alert to serial offender tactics, to intervene to stop incidents and disrupt offenders, and where and how to seek help.
  • Provides commanders with the essential resources, education, and training they need to succeed in bringing an end to sexual harassment and sexual assault within their units and build a command culture in which these crimes are not tolerated.

 

We have certified Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Victim Advocates (VAs) available 24/7 to help with reporting, victim support, prevention, training, and awareness efforts.

For more information about SHARP, visit sexualassault.army.mil.

 

More Helpful Resources:

  • U.S. Armed Forces Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program
  • U.S. DoD Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: +1 (800)656-HOPE (4673) 
  • Center for Sex Offender Management 
  • Men Can Stop Rape +1(202) 265-6530
  • National Center on Domestic & Sexual Violence (military resources) +1 (512)407-9020 
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center +1 (877)739-3895
  • Rape Abuse & Incest National Network +1 (800)656-4673 ext. 3 
  • Rape & Sexual Assault: Reporting to Police & Medical Attention, 1992-2000, Bureau of Justice Statistics, US DoJ
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team
  • Sexual Assault State Coalitions