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SAPR Office Mission

Welcome to the Columbus AFB Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) page!  For additional information on the program, please contact the SAPRO office at 434-1228 or the hotline (which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week) at 364-0822.

 

The mission of the Columbus AFB Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office is to reinforce the Air Force's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through a comprehensive policy that centers on awareness and prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability. Air Force policy promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes.

How To Report

1. Call the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office at 434-1228 or call the SARC hotline at (662) 364-0822.  The office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  You will reach either Dr. Marcia Stewart or a victim advocate.

2. Stop by the SARC office in building 926, room 117. The SARC or a victim advocate will provide you with support and important information about reporting options.

Special Victims' Counsel

What SVC's Do for Sexual Assault Survivors
-Represents you and you alone
-Provides Confidential legal advice
-Protects your rights & Privacy interest
-Provides legal  assistance
-Advises you on the investigation & prosecution
-Attends interviews with you
-Attends hearings & courts-martial with you

 Who does the SVC work for? You!
-SVC does not work for anyone on your base
-Chain of command is an independent office in DC

 How can you request an SVC?
-Contact the local  SVC, SARC, SAPR VA, FAP, or Legal office
-Contact the Hurlburt Field SVC at 850-884-4509 or AFLOA.SVC.Hurlburt@us.af.mil
-Restricted Reports-Go to the SVC/SARC/SAPR VA/FAP to ensure the report remains restricted

Reporting Options

How and who a victim can report a sexual assault?

A victim can report a sexual assault to the SARC, SAPR VA, VVA, Healthcare Provider.  They can contact the SAPR office at 662-434-1228  or the SAPR VA at 662-434-1329 from  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or contact through the hotline at 662-364-0822(call or text). The SAPR office is located in Bldg. 926 Rm. 117

Military members and civilian employees who are sexually assaulted can decide if they want the incident investigated and shared with their chain of command.

It is vital to know the differences between restricted and unrestricted reporting.  If you contact your command or law enforcement your report automatically becomes unrestricted.

RESTRICTED

Contact SARC//VA/Health Care Provider
Command not notified
No Investigation initiated
SARC or Victim Advocate – provides supportive services
Get medical care
Get counseling
Legal (Special Victims’ Counsel)
Can make unrestricted reporting decision at a later date
*(Active Duty and Dependents 18+)
*AF civilian employees are not eligible for medical service at MTF (unless individual reporting is otherwise a beneficiary)
AF civilian employees are not eligible for expedited transfers and legal representation by Special Victim Counsel depends
 upon statutory authorities and will be determined at the time of request.


UNRESTRICTED

Contact SARC//VA/OSI/Command 
Command is notified Investigation initiated
SARC or Victim Advocate – provides supportive services
Get medical care Get counseling
Legal (Special Victims’ Counsel)
Expedited Transfer
*(Active Duty and Dependents 18+)
*AF civilian employees are not eligible for medical service at MTF (unless individual reporting is otherwise a beneficiary)
AF civilian employees are not eligible for expedited transfers and legal representation by Special Victim Counsel depends upon statutory authorities and will be determined at the time of request.

Sexual Assault reporting, personal question or inquiries to:

Dr. Marcia Stewart 24/7 contact number is 662-242-2105, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Manager

Carla Neal-Bush 24/7 contact number is 662-364-7473, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate

Sexual Assault reporting, personal questions or inquiries to: marcia.stewart.1@us.af.mil or carla.neal-bush@us.af.mil