Keesler sapr

Keesler Air Force Base Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates are available at major Department of Defense installations to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault. The Keesler Air Force Base SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care 24/7, 365 days a year. The SARC Office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the installation.

Help is just a phone call away: If you have been sexually assaulted, please call the Keesler SARC Hotline 24/7 at 228-377-7278.

For more information, call the SARC hotline (228-377-7278) or e-mail the Keesler SARC at Keesler.sarc@us.af.mil.

Sexual Assault response coordinator

Keesler Air Force Base Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates are available at major Department of Defense installations to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault. The Keesler Air Force Base SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care 24/7, 365 days a year. The SARC Office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the installation.

Help is just a phone call away: If you have been sexually assaulted, please call the Keesler SARC Hotline 24/7 at 228-377-7278.

For more information, call the SARC hotline (228-377-7278) or e-mail the Keesler SARC at Keesler.sarc@us.af.mil.

sexual assault reporting options

The Air Force has instituted avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting. Restricted Reporting allows a victim to report a Sexual Assault 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.

Unrestricted Reporting-
Unrestricted reporting allows a sexual assault victim to disclose the details of his or her assault and receive medical treatment and counseling; LE will be notified. Unrestricted reporting is the same reporting option for any other crime reported in the military. The Commander and First Sergeant are notified to ensure the well-being of the Airman and of a probable investigation. The SAPR Office is still involved and provides all services requested, including thru any legal processes.

Restricted Reporting-Restricted reporting allows a sexual assault victim to confidentially disclose the details of his or her assault and receive medical treatment and counseling; no investigation is initiated and the victim's command is not notified. A restricted report is between the survivor and the SARC, and all of the services offered by the SAPR Office are available.
Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim

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

Sexual assault 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 is defined Intentional sexual contact characterized by the use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. As used in this Instruction, 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. 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.

SEXUAL ASSAULT - Intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful (including unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact), or attempts to commit 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 person who asserts direct physical, emotional, or pecuniary harm as a result of the commission of a sexual assault. The term encompasses all persons 18 and over eligible to receive treatment in military medical treatment facilities; however, the Restricted Reporting Program applies to Service members and their military dependents 18 years of age and older.