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 434-1329 or the hotline (which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week) at 364-0822 (call or text).
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 434-1329 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.
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 or Legal office
-Contact Keesler AFB at 228-376-8632/8633(DSN 951) Duty Cell: 202-494-7059
-Restricted Reports- Go to the SVC/SARC/SAPR VA to ensure the report remains restricted
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 0800-1700, or contact through the hotline at 662-364-0822(call or text). The SAPR office is located in Building 730 Suite 195
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.
Command is notified Investigation initiated
SARC or Victim Advocate – provides supportive services
Get medical care Get counseling
Legal (Special Victims’ Counsel)
*(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: SAPRO at 434-1228 or the 24/7 SAPR Hotline 662-364-0822(call or text), 14FTW.CVS.SAPR@us.af.mil.
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: email@example.com
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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