American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 – Defense Department officials today launched the Pentagon’s newest initiative to support victims of sexual assault.
The DOD Safe Helpline allows service members to click, call or text for victim support services for themselves or others.
The resource is free, anonymous and confidential. Those who need the service will connect with live sexual assault support professionals. It is live 24 hours a day, every day.
In addition to improving victim care, officials designed the Safe Helpline to be secure and confidential to encourage victims to come forward when they might not otherwise.