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Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)

Promoting respect, preserving dignity

129th Rescue Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Victim Advocates are available to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault. The 129RQW SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care for members of the 129RQW. The SARC office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the Wing.

Obtaining Help

Immediate medical care is essential.Get to a safe place and CALL 911. Once medical care has been established, contact the 129RQW Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Manager at (650) 603-8126. If you are a victim of sexual assault, you can also seek help from your nearest Rape Crisis Center. Go to www.calcasa.org and enter your zip code.

Sexual Assault Defined and Program Assistance

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 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.

The 129th Rescue Wing SARC office provides sexual assault response capability for all victims on the installation, and assigned to the 129 RQW. Anyone who feels they have been a victim of sexual assault may contact the 129 RQW Sexual Assault and Prevention Program Manager at (650) 224-0368 or the California Joint Force Headquarters SARC office at (916) 869-0787.

After you contact the SARC office, you will be assigned a trained Victim Advocate. Your Victim Advocate will explain reporting options, and may meet you at the hospital for a medical evaluation, treatment and examination. It is your option to accept or decline victim advocacy.

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ANG members can click, call or text to get 24/7 confidential support.

CLICK: Logging on towww.SafeHelpline.org allows users to receive live, one-on-one confidential help with a trained professional through a secure instant-messaging format.

CALL: Calling 1-877-995-5247 allows users to speak with trained Safe Helpline staff for personalized advice and support. Safe Helpline staff can also transfer callers directly to installation-based Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs)/Victim Advocates, Military OneSource, civilian rape crisis centers, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The warm hand-off process personally connects the user with a resource representative for further assistance.

TEXT: Texting a location or zip code to 55-247 in the U.S. and 202-470-5546 outside the U.S. allows users to receive automated contact information for the SARC, medical, legal, spiritual, military police personnel, and VA personnel at their installation or base.

Reporting Options

The Air Force has instituted new 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, Chaplains 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 outside the continental United States)

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

VICTIM ADVOCATES

LOCAL MILITARY POINTS OF CONTACT

129 RQW Sexual Assault Response Program Manager
Mobile 650-335-8133
Office 650-603-8126

California Joint Force Headquarters
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

9800 Goethe Rd Box 37
Sacramento, CA 95827
Comm: (916) 854-3448

129 RQW Chaplain
Mobile 925-344-6690
Office 650-603-8200

129 RQW Director of Psychological Health
Mobile 650-793-7097

129 RQW Equal Opportunity
Office 650-603-8217

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

www.calcasa.org/

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
www.ncdsv.org/

Military OneSource
www.militaryonesource.mil

24/7 Safe Helpline
(877) 995-5247
www.SafeHelpline.org

SANE-SART
http://www.sane-sart.com/

Sexual Abuse Recovery Programs

http://www.recovery.org/topics/addiction-and-domestic-violence-or-sexual-abuse/