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New Jersey National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program

Point of Contact Information - Army

MAJ Monica DeLaCruz
JFHQ Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Office Phone: 609-562-0854
Confidential Cell Phone 609-864-1194
Email: monica.m.delacruz.mil@mail.mil

Ms. Shenay Hawkins
JFHQ Victim Advocate Coordinator
Office Phone: 609-562-0280
Confidential Cell Phone: 609-500-5532
Email: shenay.c.hawkins-allen.civ@mail.mil

Point of Contact Information - Air

Ms. Namir Laureano
108th Wing
Office Phone: 609-754-2514
Duty Cell Phone 609-744-7568

Mr. Ryan Carlson
177th Wing
Office Phone: 609-761-6845
Duty Cell Phone 609-221-3687

Point of Contact Information - JBMDL

JBMDL Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Office Phone: 609-754-2988
Duty Cell Phone 609-752-5321

Roxanne McElroy-White
Fort Dix Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Office Phone: 609-562-6343
Duty Cell Phone 609-752-2130

National Helpline

24/7 DOD Safe Helpline
Text: 55-247 inside the U.S. OR
202-470-5546 outside the U.S.

Other Resources (Free and Confidential)

New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Sexual Assault

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is a crime punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. It violates the Military Core Values. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender, spousal relationship or age of the victim.

Intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, physical threat, abuse of authority, coercion, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. It includes rape, non-consensual sexual acts, and intimate partner sexual violence.

What are my options?

Unrestricted Report

Any report of a sexual assault made through normal military channels which includes the victimís chain of command, law enforcement, and the criminal investigative services. Filing an unrestricted report will initiate the investigative process.

The SARC will be notified and assign a Unit Victim Advocate to the victim if desired. Details of the allegations will be provided only to those personnel who have a legitimate need to know.

Restricted Report*

Allows you to confidentially disclose the crime to a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Unit Victim Advocate, healthcare personnel, and/or Chaplains. If you file a restricted report, your chain of command and law enforcement will NOT be notified, and there will not be an official investigation of the crime.

*You may change a Restricted Report to an unrestricted report at any time. This provides you time and space to consider your options. Reach out to your SARC or Victim Advocate to discuss reporting options.

Reduce Risks
  • Approach sexual assault as every Soldierís and Airmanís issue
  • Practice responsible use of alcohol- Irresponsible drinking is a factor in over 50% of sexual assaults
  • Never leave a drink unattended and drink responsibly
  • Always have a plan for getting home if you are not driving yourself
  • Make sure you have money for a taxi
  • Do not go home with or take home anyone that you donít know well
  • Use the Buddy / Wingman system
  • Communicate your limitations early and clearly to anyone you may be going out with
  • If someone does go beyond what you are comfortable with say, ďNo!Ē loudly and without hesitation
  • Challenge verbal, physical and sexual inappropriateness that can contribute to a climate that allows for sexual assault
  • Ask the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) for help
External Resources

NJ Statewide Rape Crisis Center
1-800-601-7200 hotline

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network:

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

Male Survivor Resource

SHARP Website:

DoD SAPR Website:

NGB Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office


TAG Policy 18-14 - The Adjutant Generalís Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Policy 70 KB PDF

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