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Sexual Assault Defined

Sexual Assault is 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 any of these acts. 


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.

Reporting Instructions

The Air Force has instituted new avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting. Restricted Reporting allows a victim to report a Sexual Assault 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.

Unrestricted Reporting

-Commander will be notified.

- An investigation will take place.

- Victim Advocate will attend to the victim's needs and provide supportive, advocacy services.

- Victim receives (if desired) medical treatment, forensic evidence collection, free and confidential legal advice/representation through the Special Victims' Counsel, counseling via Mental Health and/or Chaplain, off-base referrals.

- Victim cannot convert from unrestricted to restricted at any point in time.

Restricted Reporting

- Confidentiality protected while services extended.

- Chain of Command is not notified.

- An investigation does not take place.

- Victim Advocate will attend to the victim's needs and provide supportive, advocacy services

- Victim receives (if desired) medical treatment, forensic evidence collection, free and confidential legal advice/representation through the Special Victims' Counsel, counseling via Mental Health and/or Chaplain, off-base referrals.

- Victims can always convert a restricted report to an unrestricted report at any time.

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

-If a victim tells any member of law enforcement or their command then an Independent Investigation will take place; if the victim desires to formally report then the only option is an unrestricted report.

- If a victim tells a friend who in turn notifies law enforcement of their chain of command then an Independent Investigation will take place; if the victim desires to formally report then the only option is an unrestricted report.

- To preserve a victim's right to restricted reporting, contact the SAPR office first.


  * MANDATORY REPORTERS*

 - Direct Chain of Command (Unit CC, First Sergeant, Superintendent, direct supervisor/rater)

 - Any member of Law Enforcement (AFOSI, SFS)

*Fellow airmen, co-workers or senior members of the unit who are NOT in the direct chain of command are NOT considered a mandatory reporter and are encouraged to accompany the victim to the SAPR office or call the Hotline to seek information.

 

Contact Us

Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates are available at major Department of Defense installations to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault.

The Air Force SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care 24/7, 365 days a year. The SARC Office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the installation. Help is just a phone call away: If you have been sexually assaulted, please call the Hickam SARC Response Helpline 24/7 at DSN 449-7272 (SARC).

Program Assistance

15th Wing Bldg 1113, 990 Scott Circle

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii 96818

 

 

Comm: 808-448-3192/3193

DSN: 315-448-3192/3193

 

 

 

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