17TH TRW SAPR PROGRAM

The 17th Training Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program offers support services for victims of sexual assault:
· One-on-one direct interpersonal support
· Informed decisions regarding restricted and unrestricted reporting
· 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


WHAT IS SEXUAL ASSAULT?


Sexual Assault
is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent.

Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts.

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.

REPORTING SEXUAL ASSAULT

If you believe you have been assaulted:
-Go to a safe place
-Do NOT shower or clean up
-Preserve evidence such as clothing or towels
-Contact the Goodfellow AFB SARC 325-654-1570, to
get medical assistance and counseling
-Don't be afraid. The SARC will help you find the support
you need!

SPECIAL VICTIMS COUNCIL
 
-Represents victim and victim ONLY
-Provides confidential legal advice
-Advises victim on investigation & prosecution
-Attends legal proceedings with victim



TYPES OF REPORTING


Restricted:

-Sexual Assault Response Coordinator 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
-Receives Special Victim Counsel services upon request

Unrestricted:
-An investigation is initiated
-The chain of command is notified
-Victim advocate attends to victim's needs and provides
supportive services
-Victim receives medical care and counseling
-Receives Special Victim Counsel services upon request

Independent:
-If you tell someone who subsequently notifies the chain of
command, or if someone observes the assault and
notifies command, the report is considered unrestricted
and an investigation is launched
.

To preserve your right to restricted report, contact the SARC first.

SEXUAL ASSAULT EFFECTS

-Fear
-Helplessness
-Shame
-Self-blame and guilt
-Betrayel and loss of trust
-Isolation and alienation