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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
- Information on available resources, on and off base
- Informed decisions regarding restricted and unrestricted reporting
tabSexual Assault FAQs 
tabProgram 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.
tabSpecial 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 spearate 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.

The SVC team supporting D-M is the Nellis Region.

Comm: 702-652-6178, DSN: 682-6178
M-W-F: 0900-1600, T-Th: 0800-1600
tabTypes 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
- Resticted reporting applies to active duty military 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
tabLeadership Message 
D-M,

As members of the Desert Lightning Team it is important that you are aware of the "back to basics" approach the Air Force has taken with regards to strategic communications and the on-going battle to combat sexual assault. Beginning immediately, sexual assault convictions, and the perpetrators of these crimes will be published on-line. You will quickly realize that all the cases listed involve one or more of the following common themes: 1) the use of alcohol, 2) the absence of personal respect for the victim and/or 3) the absence of the victims' consent.

Many of these cases involve Airmen assaulting fellow Airmen. Additionally, many victims were co-workers and former friends - people who trusted their assailant until the fateful event. The offenders elected to violate that trust and were punished accordingly. As required by many state laws, convicted Airmen must also register in their jurisdiction's sexual assault registry. These sex offender lists include the names and addresses of convicted sex offenders, and are publicly available on-line.

I encourage all Airmen to visit the below website and review the facts of the more than 100 sexual assault convictions cases which resulted in these Airmen being convicted of sexual offenses and held accountable by military judges and court-martial panels with punishments that often include jail time, rank reductions and punitive discharges. Then educate and warn fellow Airmen about the consequences of committing these crimes. When you see a situation that isn't right...ACT! Intervene and insist that your fellow Airmen treat others with respect. You represent the best of what makes America great. Do not let the very few among you who perpetrate these acts tarnish our hard fought reputation as the finest Air Force that ever existed.

Please go visit the website: http://www.afjag.af.mil/sexualassaultprosecution/index.asp and see for yourself.

Sincerely,
Col Kevin Blanchard


For information about sexual assault convictions here, visit http://www.afjag.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-130917-061.pdf and select Davis-Monthan AFB.

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Vickie Jo Ryder, Capt. Christine Johnson and Mr. Mike Starkey
Vickie Jo Ryder, Capt. Christine Johnson and Mr. Mike Starkey
(520) 228-7272
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tabContact 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.
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