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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.

sexual assault defineD

Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim. 

Consent shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the victim to offer physical resistance. Consent is not given when a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated, or unconscious.

Local resources

Online Resources:

NHS (National Healthcare System) Help after Sexual Assault 

NHS Sexual Assault Referral Centre Locator 

Nearest Off Base Crisis Centers:
RAF Alconbury/RAF Molesworth/RAF Wyton
The Elms - Sexual Assault Referral Centre

RAF Croughton
Serenity - Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Northwood/PJHQ/Bleinheim Crescent
Sunflower - Sexual Assault Referral Centre

RAF Fairford
Hope House - Sexual Assault Referral Centre

RAF Welford
The New Swindon Sanctuary - Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Stavanger, Norway
Sexual Assault Crisis Unit at Stavanger Emergency Medical Centre
RAF Menwith Hill
The West Yorkshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre

RAF Digby 
Spring Lodge Sexual Assault Referral Centre

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.

- Command is NOT notified
- No Investigation
- Support Services (medical treatment, emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA)
- Unrestricted Reporting is still an option
- Intended to give the survivor time and control over the release of their information

Who can take a restricted report:
- Chaplains
- Healthcare personnel

Restricted Reporting is available for:
 - All Service members 
 - APF & NAF Civilians  
 - 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.

- Command IS notified
- Investigation
- Support Services (medical treatment, emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA)
- Restricted Report is no longer an option

Who can take an unrestricted report: 

- Healthcare personnel  
- Law Enforcement    
- Chain of Command                                                                                                                                                                             

Unrestricted Reporting is available for:
 - All Service members 
 - APF & NAF Civilians
 - Dependents over the age of 18

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