The Laughlin 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, and reporting.
Sexual assault is defined by the DoD, as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent.
Sexual assault is criminal conduct that falls short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform, and is in direct violation of the Air Force’s Core Values.
Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
Do not blame yourself: it isn’t your fault!
It is common for victims to experience; fear, helplessness, shame, loss of meaning and sustaining beliefs, legitimacy and validation, self-blame and guilt, Betrayal and loss of trust, Isolation and diminished sense of self, grief and loss, anger and rage.
Applies to :
Reports can only be made to your SARC, SAPR VA, On Call VVA, or your health care provider (PCM).
SARC/SAPR VA/Volunteer Victim Advocate; have “privileged” communication.
Victims are eligible to use the CATCH program.
Reports are made through normal reporting channels, to include chain of command, law enforcement, Air Force Office of Special Investigation, or other criminal investigative services.
Victims are eligible for an expedited transfer.
INDEPENDENT REPORT; Information regarding a sexual assault is disclosed to command from an independent or third-party source. Command will notify the SARC.
SPECIAL VICTIMS COUNCIL; Provides confidential legal advice and support to victims through independent representation.
CATCH A SERIAL OFFENDER (CATCH) PROGRAM; Gives victims of sexual assault making a Restricted Report an opportunity to anonymously disclose suspect information to help the Department of Defense identify repeat offenders. https://www.sapr.mil/catch
SAPR 24 /7 HOTLINE:
(830) 298-SARC (7272)
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC):
Bldg. 375 (Med Clinic), Rm. 117
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Advocate:
SAPR personnel will ensure victims are protected, treated with dignity, respect, and receive timely access to appropriate medical treatment and services if they so desire.