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  The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program reinforces the Air Force's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through awareness and prevention training, education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability. The Air Force promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes.

Sexual assault is criminal conduct. It falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform. Specifically, it violates Air Force Core Values. Inherent in our core values of Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in All We Do is respect: self-respect, mutual respect and respect for our Air Force as an institution.

Our core values and respect are the foundation of our wingman culture -- a culture in which we look out for each other and take care of each other. Incidents of sexual assault corrode the very fabric of our wingman culture; therefore, we must strive for an environment where this type of behavior is not tolerated and where all Airmen are respected.


Victim Advocates


  • 2nd Lt. Auto Thorpe, 144th Logistics Readiness Squadron
  • MSgt. Elida Foster, 144th Medical Group


Dan Sowers
144FW Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Cell (559) 285-3667
Office (559) 454-5160

Christyn M. Delgadillo
California Joint Force Headquarters
SAPR Program Manager
9800 Goethe Rd Box 37
Sacramento, CA 95827
Comm: (916) 854-3448
DSN 466-3448
Cell: (916) 869-0787

Chaplain Clayton Diltz
144 FW Chaplain
Cell (661) 972-1527
Office (559) 454-5152

Stephanie Grant, LCSW
144 FW Director of Psychological Health
Cell (559) 260-5929
Office (559) 453-5461

Master Sgt. Sophia Rodriguez
144FW EO (Sexual Harassment - EO)
Office (559) 454-5133


Community Regional Medical Center
Emergency Department SAFE Program

PO Box 1232
Fresno, California 93715-1232
Contact: Patricia Spiro
Phone: (559) 459-5114
Fax: (559) 459-3592

Forensic Nurse Specialists - Fresno/Clovis SART
1030 East Gettysburg
Clovis, California 93612
Contact: Margie Jessen RN, BSN
Phone: (559) 324-9100
Fax: (559) 324-9949



DoD SAFE Helpline: (877) 995-5247
Online Chat:
Texting: *55-247
Texting outside the US: (202) 470-5546

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Military OneSource

24/7 Safe Helpline
(877) 995-5247


Sexual Abuse Recovery Programs



Sexual Assault
For the purpose of this Directive and SAPR awareness training and education, the term "sexual assault" is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful (to include unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact), or attempts to commit these acts. (AFI 36-6001)

"Consent" is defined as 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 by itself or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall not constitute consent.

ANG members can click, call or text to get 24/7 confidential support.

CLICK: Logging on to allows users to receive live, one-on-one confidential help with a trained professional through a secure instant-messaging format.

CALL: Calling 1-877-995-5247 allows users to speak with trained Safe Helpline staff for personalized advice and support. Safe Helpline staff can also transfer callers directly to installation-based Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs)/Victim Advocates, Military OneSource, civilian rape crisis centers, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The warm hand-off process personally connects the user with a resource representative for further assistance.

TEXT: Texting a location or zip code to 55247 in the U.S. (or 202-470-5546 outside the U.S.) allows users to receive automated contact information for the SARC, medical, legal, spiritual, military police personnel, and VA personnel at their installation or base.

Urgent Care

Dial 911 for emergency

Suicide Crisis Hotline and Chat
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Psychological Health, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury
1-866-966-1020 [toll free]

Reporting Options

The Air Force has instituted avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting.

Restricted Reporting allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR VA, Chaplains or healthcare personnel), and receive medical treatment, including emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA, 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.

Restricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18

Unrestricted Reporting is any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels (for example: reports to chain of command, security forces, and/or Air Force Office of Investigation). This reporting option triggers an investigation, command notification, and allows a person who has been sexually assaulted to access medical treatment and counseling.

Unrestricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18
- DoD Civilians and their Dependents over the age of 18 (MTF access and/or serving in an OS location)
- Contractors (if supporting in a contingency location outside the continental United States)

Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.

Every Airman Counts

Every Airman Counts