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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program

 

SARC: Mike Starkey

Deputy SARC: Lt Rosa-Mae Bacon

Full-time Victim Advocate: Teresa Perrin

The Davis-Monthan Sexual Assault Response and Prevention program offers support services for victims of sexual assault:

- One-on-one direct interpersonal support

- Crisis intervention, referral and ongoing support

- Initial response

- During investigative, legal and recovery processes (if unrestricted)

- Available options and resources, on and off base, so victims can make informed decisions

- Explain reporting options to victim/survivor to facilitate informed decision

Program Parameters

Who does the program serve? A victim is someone who alleges direct physical, emotional, or pecuniary harm as a result of the commission of a sexual assault or other crime of interpersonal violence and who has a connection with the installation. The program applies to dependents and DoD civlians as well as military members.

Special Victims Counsel (SVC)

The purpose of the SVC program is to provide support to victims of sexual assault through independent representation; build and sustain victim resiliency; empower victims; and increase the level of legal assistance provided to victims. Victims will be provided free legal assistance for civil issues as well as knowledge and support during the military justice process.

The SVC is separate from the Legal Office and the Area Defense Counsel (ADC), allowing the attorney to concentrate solely on the needs of the victim.

A victim can request an SVC through the SARC, Family Advocacy Program, or base legal office. A victim may also directly contact the SVC office for legal assistance. If the victim meets all eligibility requirements, the victim will enter into an attorney/client confidential relationship with the SVC attorney.

There is an SVC at Davis-Monthan AFB
520-228-7198

Types of Reporting

Restricted:
· SARC does not notify the chain of command
· Victim advocate attends to victim's needs and provides supportive services
· Victim receives medical care and counseling
· Victim can initiate an unrestricted reporting decision at a later date
- Restricted reporting applies to active duty military, AF Civilian employees and family members 18 years and older.

Unrestricted:
· The chain of command is notified and begins a criminal investigation
· Victim advocate attends to victim's needs and provides supportive services
· Victim receives medical care and counseling

Definitions

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

SEXUAL ASSAULT - 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.

CONSENT - 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.

VICTIM - A victim is a person who alleges direct physical, emotional, or pecuniary harm as a result of the commission of a sexual assault and who has a connection with the installation.

D-M SARC

Mike Starkey, Lt Rosa-Mae Bacon & Teresa Perrin
(520) 228-7272

To ask a question about sexual assault click here.

Contact Info

If you need assistance from the Sexual Assault Response Office, call the 24/7 Hotline at 520-940-8059 or DSN 228-7272 (SARC).

You may also stop by the SAPR Office located on the first floor of the 355th FW Headquarters building, Bldg 2300, 3405 S. Fifth St.