SAPR
The SAPR program informs victims of sexual assault about services and reporting options available to them open or anonymously.

Any victim may contact the base Sexual Assault Response Coordinator who will answer any questions. The SARC also provides one-on-one direct interpersonal support, crisis intervention, referrals and ongoing support.

Victims may also request a volunteer victim advocate who can provide victim assistance through initial investigative, legal and recovery processes. A Special Victims' Counsel representative may be available to some.

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Sexual Assault Defined

Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform and is a violation of our Air Force Core Values. 

Sexual Assault is defined
 as intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. The term includes a broad category of sexual offenses consisting of the following specific UCMJ offenses: rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (forced oral or anal sex), or attempts to commit these offenses. 

Consent is words or overt acts 
indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. An expression of lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent. Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission resulting from the accused's use of force, threat of force, or placing another person in fear does not constitute consent. A current or previous dating relationship or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall not constitute consent. There is no consent where the person is sleeping or incapacitated, such as due to age, alcohol or drugs, or mental incapacity.

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Victim Advocates

A trained Victim Advocate (VA) can be assigned to a survivor of sexual assault when requested. The VA can assist in intervention, referral and ongoing non-clinical support, including providing information on available options and resources to assist in making informed decisions about survivor options. VAs do not provide counseling or other professional services. 

If you are interested in serving as a VA, please contact the SAPR office at 01638 523765 or DSN 226-3765

Reporting Options

The Air Force has instituted avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting.

Restricted Reporting allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR VA, Chaplains or healthcare personnel), and receive medical treatment, including emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA, without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the victim (survivor) time and control over the release of their information. Further, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.

Restricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18

Unrestricted Reporting is any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels (for example: reports to chain of command, security forces, and/or Air Force Office of Investigation). This reporting option triggers an investigation, command notification, and allows a person who has been sexually assaulted to access medical treatment and counseling.

Unrestricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18
- DoD Civilians and their Dependents over the age of 18 (MTF access and/or serving in an OS location)
- Contractors (if supporting in a contingency location outside the continental United States)

Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.

Special Victim's Counsel

The Special Victim's Counsel is legal Counsel assigned to represent survivors of sexual assault. The SVC provides confidential advice, protects the survivor's rights/interest, provides legal assistance and advice, attends interviews, and appears in court. They are independent and NOT in the Wing chain of command. 

Contact the SAPR office at 01638 523765 or DSN 226-2882 for additional information.