The Mission of the Coast Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program is simple: to eliminate sexual assault from our service, and to ensure that if it does occur, that we provide immediate and compassionate victim support; a responsive and intimidation free reporting environment; timely, professional investigations; and accountability for those who commit this crime or who stand by and allow it to occur.
The Coast Guard’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Strategic Plan
There are two reporting options available for active duty members of the USCG.
The Unrestricted Reporting option may be used by the service member to disclose to his or her chain of command that he or she is the victim of a sexual assault.
The Restricted Reporting option may be used by a service member or civilian spouse sexually assaulted by their active duty service member spouse to disclose to specific individuals on a confidential basis that he or she is the victim of a sexual assault. If the assault has been disclosed to ONLY an Employee Assistance Program Coordinator/Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (EAPC/SARC), Family Advocacy Specialist (FAS), Victim Advocate (VA), or Health Care Provider (HCP), it shall not be reported to the chain of command or law enforcement, unless the victim consents.
At the Coast Guard Academy, the following confidential resources are available:
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
Chase Hall, Room 1047
(860) 701-6647 (office)
(860) 625-1002 (mobile)
Family Advocacy Specialist
Mary Jernigan (Sector New York office)
The Center for Counseling and Development
The Center for Counseling and Development is located in the lower deck of Michel Hall (clinic). Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (exceptions may occur). To contact the Center for Counseling and Development for information or to set up an appointment, call (860) 444-8520. If on campus, dial extension 8520. In the event of an emergency situation when a counselor is unavailable please call one of these departments immediately: Health Clinic (860) 444-8402, Academy Police (860) 444-8597, or the Emergency Helpline (860) 444-8555.
Confidential reporting can also be made through a member of Cadets Against Sexual Assault (CASA).
Speaking to a Chaplain is always confidential, and will not initiate either a restricted or an unrestricted report.
Three Navy chaplains administer our program.
Command Chaplain: CAPT John (Van) Dickens (860) 444-8481
Staff Chaplain: CDR Keith J. Shuley (860) 444-8482
Staff Chaplain: LT Takana L. Skelton (860) 444-8456
Executive Assistant: Mrs. Judith B. Zakutansky (860) 444-8480
Offices are located in the upper lounge of Leamy Hall. The main office is room number 409. All counseling is totally confidential.
USCG Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPR)
DoD Safe Helpline
Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)