The USAG-Miami Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Office provides awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and follow up services for sexual harassment / assault issues.
Our services are available 24/7 for Department of the Army Civilians, all branches of service, and their dependents over the age of 18.
DoD Safe Helpline: 877-995-5247
USAG-Miami/SOUTHCOM 24-hour SHARP/SAPR Helpline: 305-753-5923
USAG-Miami Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC): 305-437-2734
Office hours: 0700-1600
What are Restricted and Unrestricted Reports?
- Unrestricted Report - This option is for victims of sexual assault who desire medical treatment, counseling, legal assistance, SARC/SHARP Specialist and VA/SHARP Specialist assistance, and an official investigation of the crime. When selecting unrestricted reporting, you may report the incident to the SARC/SHARP Specialist or VA/SHARP Specialist, request healthcare providers to notify law enforcement, contact law enforcement yourself, or use current reporting channels, e.g., chain of command. Upon notification of a reported sexual assault, the SARC/SHARP Specialist will immediately assign a VA/SHARP Specialist. You will also be advised of your right to access to legal assistance that is separate from prosecution resources. At the victim's discretion/request, the healthcare provider shall conduct a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE), which may include the collection of evidence. Details regarding the incident will be limited to only those personnel who have a legitimate need to know.
- Restricted Report - Sexual assault victims who want to confidentially disclose a sexual assault without triggering an official investigation can contact a SARC/SHARP Specialist, VA/SHARP Specialist, or a healthcare provider. By filing a restricted report with a SARC/SHARP Specialist, VA/SHARP Specialist, or a healthcare provider, a victim can disclose the sexual assault without triggering an official investigation AND receive medical treatment, advocacy services, legal assistance, and counseling. Victim conversations with a SARC/SHARP Specialist or VA/ SHARP Specialist about the sexual assault are confidential communications, not to be disclosed to others, including law enforcement or the chain of command, except in a few very rare circumstances. Discussing a sexual assault with a chaplain is not the same as filing a restricted report, but communications with a chaplain are privileged under Military Rule of Evidence 503 and AR 165-1.
Regardless of the path the victim chooses, either unrestricted or restricted, all victims are eligible for services that include medical evaluation and counseling, if so desired.