Sexual Assault Defined

Hundreds of research studies have shown that thousands in the US and around the world are victims of sexual assault, partner violence, stalking, or child abuse every year. Each incident hurts us all. These acts of violence are like red dots covering a map, much like an epidemic spreading out of control if not stopped. Each person has the ability to create change by actions that misplace red dots.

A PROACTIVE green dot is any behavior, choice, word, or attitude that promotes safety for everyone and communicates utter intolerance for any type of abuse. A proactive green dot is intervening in a high risk situation-a proactive green dot is talking to your friends about how you feel about violence- a proactive green dot is hanging a prevention poster in your room or office- a proactive green dot is wearing your green dot gear-a proactive green dot is putting a link on your website to your local prevention program-a proactive green dot is organizing training for your organization. A proactive green dot is simply your individual choice at any given moment to make your community safer! 

A REACTIVE green dot is the choices we make in response to a situation that may be high risk or might lead to a choice to cause harm to another. If you are in a situation that triggers your gut , instead of walking away thinking, "this is none of my business" take a moment to check in, make a phone call, or get someone involved. A reactive green dot is --stepping in when you notice something is not quite right is in the work center-a reactive green dot is walking a friend home when they've had too much to drink- a reactive green dot is telling a friend or co-worker to back off when you know the other person is not interested. Reactive Green Dots are for YOU to do when you use the three D's. Direct, Distract, and Delegate.

Direct-Confront the situation.

Distract- Changes the conversation and energy of the interaction by averting attention with something else like dancing, a problem, food, bathroom break.

Delegate-finding someone else who you feel will be more successful in fixing the problem (bartender, other friends, public safety, an officer, etc.).

So let me ask you, "What's Your Green Dot


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What's Your Green Dot? We can stop violence and your part of the solution through your words, choices, and actions at any given moment.

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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 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).

Restricted Reporting is available to active duty military, Coast Guard, Reservist performing federal training and members of the National Guard under Title 10 status.

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


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).