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Sexual Assault & Response Program
 
 

Monica C. Federico

Sexual Assault and Response Coordinator (SARC)

1st Marine Logistics Group

Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Email: monica.federico@usmc.mil

Office: 760-763-3597

Mobile: 760-716-0669

Camp Pendleton 24/7 Confidential Sexual Assault Report Line: 760-500-1707

DoD Hotline: 877-995-5247

As the Command Sexual Assault and Response Coordinator for the 1st MLG, it is my responsibility to provide confidential support and services to victims of sexual assault.  These responsibilities were set forth in policies established by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program at HQMC.

Sexual assault is a crime. It 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 can occur without regard to gender, spousal relationship, or age of the victim. In the event of a sexual assault, a victim has the option of a Restricted Report, which means they can receive services and medical care anonymously. Military personnel are mandatory reporters of sexual assault, except where policy has made certain members exempt through confidentiality. Members with confidentiality are Uniformed Victim Advocates (UVA), Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC), Marine & Family Services (M&FS) personnel, Chaplains, and Healthcare providers. Under California state law, medical personnel are mandated to report sexual assaults to law enforcement.

If you are a victim of sexual assault, contact me or one of the civilian Victim Advocates (VA) immediately. We will ensure you receive prompt medical attention and will advise you of your options in reporting the assault. We assist victims in dealing with command, law enforcement, and medical personnel; if desired, we can be present during medical exams and court proceedings. VAs are civilian members of the M&FS program, who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide crisis intervention and support for victims of sexual assault.

PLEASE BE SURE TO SPEAK TO A UNIFORMED VICTIM ADVOCATE OR VICTIM ADVOCATE BEFORE YOU CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT OR YOUR COMMAND. Once you inform law enforcement officials or a representative from your command, a restricted report is no longer an option.

It is vital that sexual assaults be reported. This is not only for your own health and safety, but for the health and safety of others who may become victims. Although you may understandably feel frightened or embarrassed, please do not allow those feelings to influence your decision to report the crime. Remember, this is a crime against you, and you are not to blame-the perpetrator is.

It is vital that sexual assaults be reported. This is not only for your own health and safety, but for the health and safety of others who may become victims. Although you may understandably feel frightened or embarrassed, please do not allow those feelings to influence your decision to report the crime. Remember, this is a crime against you, and you are not to blame-the perpetrator is.