By Kaylee LaRocque, Naval Air Station Jacksonville Public Affairs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy announced Apr. 4 that the Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) has been selected as the 2011 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the U.S. Navy.
Jan Logan of NAS Jacksonville Fleet and Family Support Center will be presented the award April 15
at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
"I'm extremely pleased and excited about winning the award. At the same time, I realize there are a lot of hard working and knowledgeable SARCs out there who are also deserving of the recognition," said Logan.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (March 24, 2011) Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Jan Logan updates Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program instructions in her office at the NAS Jacksonville Fleet and Family Support Center. Logan has been selected as the 2011 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Kaylee LaRocque/Released)
Throughout the past 16 years, she has trained thousands of service members on the prevention of sexual assault and in victim response and care. She also manages more than 250 SAPR victim advocates from over 100 base and tenant commands, supports two Navy Operational Support Centers and provides SAPR training and response for the Navy Reserve population.
"I love the work I do. I care about the issues surrounding sexual assault and want our service members to make a difference," said Logan. "It's really the service members who volunteer to go above and beyond their very busy days to serve as advocates that keep me motivated. I am amazed and so thankful for their service."
Logan continues to keep the issue of sexual assault prevention in the spotlight and stresses the importance of being aware of possible situations and knowing the procedures to follow.
In April 2010, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Logan coordinated a special training session featuring guest speaker Dr. Dorothy Edwards, the author of the Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy, who focused on bystander intervention in the prevention of sexual violence.
Logan also works with base leadership to keep them aware of current sexual assault data, trends and new and changing SAPR guidance.
Serving on the City of Jacksonville's Sexual Assault Interagency as a representative from the installation SAPR Program, Logan works with community agencies to improve response to victims of sexual assault who live in the Jacksonville area.
She regularly facilitates training with community advocates to help them understand the military structure and contacts, policies, and resources on the installation as well as the restricted and unrestricted processes for active duty personnel.
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