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.
1. Call the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response office at 662-434-1228 or the SARC hotline at (662) 364-0822 (call or text). The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will reach either SARC, SAPR VA or VVA.
2. Stop by the SAPRO office in Building 730 Suite 195. The SARC or a victim advocate will provide you with support and important information about reporting options. The office is open Monday through Friday from 0800-1700.
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.
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.
Sexual Assault reporting, personal questions or inquiries to: Ms. Althenia Sims (SARC) at 662-434-1228 or Ms. Kristina Conwill (SAPR VA) at 662-434-1329
**24/7 SAPR Hotline: 662-364-0822(call or text)
Location: The SAPR office is located in Mission Support Group, Building 730 Suite 195
Special Victims' Counsel (SVC) is a military attorney who specializes in representing victims of sexual assault, sexual misconduct, stalking, and other similar crimes.
What SVC's Do for Sexual Assault Survivors?
What is the role of the SVC?
How can you request an SVC?
How much does a SVC cost?
SVC services are free.
Intentional sexual contact characterize 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.
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.
1. The taking or threatening to take an adverse personnel action, or withholding or threatening to withhold a favorable personnel action, with respect to a military member because the member reported a criminal offense or; 2. Ostracizing a military member, to include excluding from social acceptance, privilege or friendship with the intent to discourage reporting of a criminal offense or otherwise discourage the due administration of justice or; 3. Maltreating a military member, to include treatment by peers or by other persons, that, when viewed objectively under all the circumstances, is abusive or otherwise unnecessary for any unlawful purpose, that is done with the intent to discourage reporting of a criminal offense or otherwise discourage the due administration of justice, and that results in physical or mental harm or suffering, or reasonably could have caused physical or mental harm or suffering.
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