Andersen Air Force Base - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)

Andersen Air Force Base - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)


Phone: 1-671-366-7714, 1-671-366-7715, 1-671-366-7272 (24-Hour Help-Line/SARC)
Fax:
Website: www.safehelpline.org
Types of Services Offered: 24-Hour Crisis Intervention Hotlines, Counseling Services, Information & Referral, Sexual Assault Services, Education & Training
Category: Government Federal

Description:

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

Note: Data for this listing was compiled from online sources by UOG social work students enrolled in SW110 Introduction to Community Services on Guam classes (Sections 1 and 2) in the spring semester of 2017.

Program Assistance

The Andersen 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.

Reporting Options 

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 anay report of sesxual 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.

Privilege Communication and Reporting

Anything you say to the SARC or Victim Advocate cannot be used in a court of law or shared with Law Enforcement without the written consent of the victim.

Military Rule of Evidence 514 Victim advocate - victim privilege.

  • A victim has a privilege to refuse to disclose and to prevent any other person from disclosing a confidential communication made between the victim and a victim advocate, in a case arising under the UCMJ, if such communication was made for the purpose of facilitating advice or supportive assistance to the victim.
  • Communication is "confidential" if made to a victim advocate acting in the capacity of a victim advocate and if not intended to be disclosed to third persons other than those whom disclosure is made in furtherance of the rendition of advice or assistance to the victim.


Become a Victim Advocate

Air Force Victim Advocates provide essential support, liasion services and care to a sexual assault victim. ictim Advocates are active dutly military personnel and DoD civilian employees selected by the SARC and who have completed a 40-hour training course. Vicitm Advocates are volunteers who must possess the maturity and empathy to assist in very sensitive situations.

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Providing crisis intervention, referral and ongoing non-clinical support.
  • Providing information on available options and resources to assist the victim in making informed decisions about the case.
  • Providing continuous services until the victim feels support is no longer needed.
  • Being present, at the victim's request, during investigative interviews and forensic medical examinations.
  • However; does not include providing counseling or other professional services to a victim.

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1-671-366-7714, 1-671-366-7715, 1-671-366-7272 (24-Hour Help-Line/SARC)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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The mission of the AAFB SAPR office is to reinforce the Air Force’s commitment to eliminate sexual assault through a comprehensive program that provides prevention and awareness, education, ensures compassionate and effective response for survivors, and cultivates a base-wide wing man culture that is predicated on mutual respect and trust

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