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sexual assault prevention and response

The Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command/Robins Air Force Base SARC office provides a 24-hour, seven-day a week sexual assault response capability for all victims on the installation, and assigned geographically separated units. Anyone who feels they have been a victim of sexual assault may contact the SARC office.

After you contact the SARC office, you will be assigned a trained Victim Advocate. Your Victim Advocate will explain reporting options, and may meet you at the hospital for a medical evaluation, treatment and examination. It is your option to accept or decline victim advocacy.

HQ AFRC and Robins AFB SARC Contact Information:
Jayne Bishop: Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, 478-327-7272 or DSN 497-7272
Shirley Nottingham: Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, 478-327-7272 or DSN 497-7272

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sexual assault 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.

Violence Prevention Integrators

Violence Prevention Integrators serve as the installation liaison for local military and civilian agencies and promotes team coordination and collaboration on violence-related prevention efforts. 


Air Force Reserve Command Host Base Violence Prevention Integrators

Integrator Unit  Base DSN Commercial
Amy Little 434th Air Refueling Wing Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana 388-2040 (765) 688-2040  
Laura Loftin 301st Fighter Wing Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas 739-3827 (817) 401-5046
Frank Pavone 452nd Air Mobility Wing March Air Reserve Base, California 447-4551 (951) 655-4551
Tamekia Slaughter-Smith 914th Air Refueling Wing Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York 238-2576 (716) 236-2576
Tamara Thompson 439th Airlift Wing Westover ARB, Massachusetts 589-3862 (413) 557-3862
Shelly Trimble 910th AW Youngstown ARS, Ohio 346-1035 (330) 609-1035
Jaqueline Young 911th AW Pittsburgh ARS, Pennsylvania 277-8834 (412) 474-8834  
Gloria Woody 94th AW Dobbins ARB, Georgia 625-4031 (678) 655-4031
Elizabeth Henze 934th AW Minneapolis-St. Paul ARS, Minnesota 783-1315 (612) 713-1315
Rosemary Cornett 482nd FW  Homestead ARB, Florida 535-7606  (786) 415-7606 

Safe Helpline

DOD Safe Helpline - Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community

Definitions

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.