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Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program

     The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program reinforces the
Air Force's commitment to eliminate sexual assaults 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.

     Through prevention and education, the Department of the Air Force wants to eliminate sexual assault within our community, increase response capability, victim support, improve reporting procedures, and have accountability that enhances the safety and well-being of all its members.

     Our Westover Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program actively advocates this philosophy and continuously strives to cultivate a culture which is congruent with our Core Values and encourages the Wingman concept, with the end goal of eliminating this form of violence.

     Our diverse trained team is available 24-7 and is always here to assist service members and their families. 

    *DoD Safe Helpline is a crisis support service for members of the DoD commnuity affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information. The service is confidential, anonymous, secure and available worldwide, providing survivors with help they need, anytime, anywhere.
                                     ONLINE: www.SafeHelpline.org // www.SafeHelpRoom.org
                                     CALL: 1-877-995-5247 
                                     TEXT zip code or base name: 55-247  // 202-470-5546 (outside US)

tabWestover's Sexual Assault Response Coordinators 
Shanna King ..... (413) 557-3024
shanna.king.1@us.af.mil

Major Carrie Baker.... (413) 557-2623 
carrie.baker@us.af.mil 
                                       (413) 687-3543

SARC report
tabSexual Assault 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, 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)

Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.
tabSexual Assault Defined 
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 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 offenses.

Consent is 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.

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