SAPR

The 301st Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and Victim Advocates (VAs) are available to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault. 
     The 301FW SARC is the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim and survivor care for members of the 301st Fighter Wing.
     A victim may request the assistance of a trained Victim Advocate who will explain the reporting options and may accompany the victim to the hospital for medical evaluation, treatment or examination.

Obtaining Help
Immediate medical care is essential. Get to a safe place and call 911. Once medical care has been established, contact the 301FW SARC Hotline at 817.401.5046 and/or contact the Safe Helpline at 877.955.5247. 

Sexual Assault Defined

Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its man and women in uniform and is a viloation of our Air Force Core Values.

 

Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual contact characterized 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 these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim. 

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 one accused 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. There is no consent where the person is sleeping or incapacitated, such as due to age, alcohol or drugs, or mental incapacity.

Reporting Options

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

Restricted Reportingallows 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 Reportingis 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 Reportingis an assault reported by someone other than the victim.

SAPR Fort Worth Resources

John Peter Smith Hospital - 817.702.7262/7895
(Sexual Assault Forensic Exams)

Rape Crisis & Victim Services - 817.927.2737
(Crisis Line Available 24/7)

Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic (VA) - 817.730.0000 or 800.443.9672
(Military Sexual Trauma Counseling)

Veterans Crisis Line - 800.273.8255
Press 1 for Military Sexual Trauma Services

Wingman Toolkit

Wingman Toolkit

Download the AFRCWingman Toolkit App.The Wingman Toolkit empowers Airmen and their families to sustain healthy balanced lifestyles. Strategies for building resiliency by using the four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CAF): Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Social.

It also includes informative articles, useful resources, inspirational videos, social media connections, and ACE training courses to teach Airmen and their families to Ask, Care and Escort their Airmen in the event of a crisis.

The App breaks down CAF into simple guidelines and useful tips that are easy to understand and relevant to your everyday life.

The App also includes a handy working level not only to help you with real life projects but to serve as a visual reminder to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

Special Victims' Counsel (SVC)

Sexual assault victims can contact the nearest Special Victims' Counsel (SVC) office ask questions about the SVC Program and request an SVC. They can also request an SVC through their local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or Family Advocacy Program (FAP). 

     --SVCs will serve as a victim's personal attorney at Air Force expense. 
     --SVCs are active duty judge advocates (JAG) whose sole role is to represent victims in a confidential, attorney-client relationship, throughout the investigation and prosecution processes. 
     --Each SVC's chain of command runs through the Air Force Legal Operations Agency in Washington, DC. This independence means that no one in a victim's chain of command or the chain of command of the perpetrator will influence an SVC's representation of their clients. 

What can an SVC do for victims of sexual assault?
     --SVCs will cover the full scope of their representation the first time they meet with their clients. 
     --SVCs can provide advice to clients and advocate their interests to investigators, trial counsel, defense counsel, and commanders. 
     --SVCs can attend the interviews (telephonically and sometimes in person) victims have with investigators, trial counsel, and defense counsel. 
     --SVCs can explain questions their clients have about the investigatory and military justice processes. 
     --SVCs can help protect victims' privacy interests. 

Certain categories of victims of sexual assault are eligible for SVC: 
     --Air Force members (Active Duty and Reserve/Guard in Title 10 status at time of offense) - Both restricted and unrestricted reports 
     --Adult dependents of Air Force members if the perpetrator is an Air Force member - Both restricted and unrestricted reports 
     --Other service members and adult dependents if the perpetrator is an Air Force member - Unrestricted reports only 
     --Other categories eligible for legal assistance from the Air Force if the perpetrator is an Air Force member - Unrestricted reports only 
     --In addition, Basic Military Training and Technical Training students who are involved in an unprofessional relationship that involves physical contact of a sexual nature with faculty or staff are eligible if the incident occurs within the first 6 months of their service. 

The SVC Program has established a Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/airforcesvc

Bystander Intervention

There is always something someone can do to help prevent sexual assault. Don't be a bystander that just stands by and does nothing. Be a bystander that can make a difference. Click here to see how.

Safe Helpline

Safe Helpline

Safe Helpline App

DoD Safe Helpline App

     The Safe Helpline app (for iOS or Android) allows sexual assault survivors in the military to create a customized self-care plan and connect to resources from anywhere in the world. 
     Your personalized plan and app usage will be stored only on your mobile device, so that you may keep it completely confidential.



The PLAN feature allows you to answer six questions about how you are feeling and then provides you with a list of exercises and resources that you may find helpful. 
     If you like, you can also save your plans for future reference.

The EXERCISE feature contains a variety of audio and visual tools such as guided breathing and muscle relaxation. These exercises take only a few minutes each and can be used at home, in the office, or anywhere else you may need them. 
     Once you've downloaded the app, you don't need an internet connection to access any of the exercises or your self-care plan. 
     You can also mark your favorite exercises for future use.

The SAFETY feature our top priority. Because of that, we designed the Safe Helpline app so that you can remain completely anonymous. 
     While RAINN operates the Safe Helpline under contract from the Department of Defense (DoD), we will not share any personally identifying information about your use of the app with DoD or your chain of command, unless required by law. 
     Keep in mind that if you are using a DoD or other work-related device, your employer may be able to track your usage of this app.

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Leadership Messages

"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