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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

LOCAL MILITARY POINTS OF CONTACT

Heather L. Yamamoto Maj., CA ANG
144 FW Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
BB 559-285-3667
Office 559-454-5262

Jennifer Lucero
Joint Force Headquarters California
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
9800 Goethe Rd Box 37
Sacramento, CA 95827
Comm: (916) 854-3448
DSN 466-3448
Cell: (916) 869-0787

Clayton Diltz, Chaplain, CA ANG
144 FW Chaplain
BB 661-972-1527
Office 559-454-5152

Stephanie Grant, LCSWis
144 FW Director of Psychological Health
BB 559-260-5929
Office 559-453-5461

Regina Cherf, Maj., CA ANG
144FW EO (Sexual Harrassment - EO)
Office 559-454-5133

144 FW Victim Advocates

Master Sgt. Shirley Stine
Master Sgt. Theresa James
Tech. Sgt. Melinda Naranjo

LOCAL CIVILIAN POINTS OF CONTACT

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
Email:pspiro@communitymedical.org

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
Email: mjessenrn@comcast.net

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

www.calcasa.org/

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
www.ncdsv.org/

Military OneSource
www.militaryonesource.mil

24/7 Safe Helpline
(877) 995-5247
www.SafeHelpline.org

SANE-SART
http://www.sane-sart.com/

Sexual Abuse Recovery Programs

http://www.recovery.org/topics/addiction-and-domestic-violence-or-sexual-abuse/

 

SAPR Leadership Messages

Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force"During the last year, the Air Force has worked hard to combat sexual assault. We have invested in programmatic, educational, and resourcing efforts aimed at reinforcing a zero tolerance environment. The Air Force's mission depends on Airmen having complete trust and confidence in one another. Our core values of Integrity, Service and Excellence, define the standard. Sexual assault is absolutely inconsistent and incompatible with our core values, our mission, and our heritage. As such, our SAPR program is a priority both for ensuring readiness and taking care of our Airmen."
 
Deborah Lee James
Secretary of the Air Force
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Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Air Forced Chief of Staff"Sexual assault has no place in our Air Force. We live in a culture of respect. We cherish our core values of integrity, service and excellence. But in order to ensure all Airmen experience and benefit from those values, we must eliminate sexual assault in our ranks."
  
Mark A. Welsh III
General, USAF Chief of Staff
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Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody"Sexual assault has no place in our Air Force. We will continue to provide a balance of focused education, compassionate advocacy, and accountability in order to promote dignity and respect. We remain dedicated to eliminating sexual assault and instilling confidence and care in the reporting process.."
  
James A. Cody
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

SAPR

SEXUAL ASSAULT/CONSENT DEFINED

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
"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.

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

CLICK: Logging on towww.SafeHelpline.org 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 55-247 in the U.S. and 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