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SAPR Office Mission

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 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.

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. 

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
  • Medical care provided
  • Counseling provided
  • 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
  • Medical care provided
  • Counseling provided
  • 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 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)

Email: 14FTW.SAPR.VA@us.af.mil.

Location: The SAPR office is located in Mission Support Group, Building 730 Suite 195

 

 

Special Victims' Counsel

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?

  • 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 
  • Attends hearings & courts-martial 


What is the role of the SVC?

  • The SVC has 3 main roles:
    • (1) Advocate - to provide victims zealous advocacy by protecting their rights.
    • (2) Advise - to provide legal advice – by developing victims’ understanding of the often complex investigatory and military justice system.
    • (3) Empower - by removing barriers to their full participation in the military justice process.


 How can you request an SVC?

  • Contact the SARC or SAPR VA
  • Contact the local SVC (Keesler AFB) 
    • Com: 228-376-8632 or 228-376-8633          
    • Duty Cell: 202-494-7059
  • Legal office
    • 662-434-7030          

 

How much does a SVC cost?

SVC services are free.

 

 

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      Posted 11/23/2015