Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program

SAPR logo

Los Angeles Air Force Base has established a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program to coordinate sexual assault victim care. Upon receipt of a report of sexual assault, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator will assign a Victim Advocate to help you obtain necessary services and to provide crisis intervention, referral and ongoing non-clinical support.

Support will include providing information on available reporting options and resources so you can make informed decisions about your case. The Victim Advocate will accompany you, if desired, to investigative interviews, medical examinations and follow-up appointments. Your VA will continue to assist you until you no longer feel a need for support. 

What is Sexual Assault?

The Department of Defense's definition of sexual assault is: 

"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 includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy, indecent assault or attempts to commit these acts.

Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender, spousal relationship or the age of the 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.

If you're Assaulted

If you have been assaulted:

-- Go to a safe location away from the attacker.

-- Call911if you are in an emergency situation or need immediate medical attention. Even if you doubt you have any visible physical injuries, you may be at risk for sexually transmitted infections or pregnant.

-- If you suspect you have been drugged, request that a urine sample be collected.

-- Preserve all evidence of the assault. Do not shower, bathe, change clothes, brush your teeth, eat or drink anything. Do not straighten up or clean up the crime scene.

-- Ask the health care provider to conduct a sexual assault forensic exam to preserve forensic evidence.

-- Write down, tape or record by any other means all the details you can recall about the assault and your assailant.

-- We encourage you to break the silence and report sexual assault. Contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator,your Wingman for 24-hour confidential support:(310) 653-7272

-- Talk with a counselor who is trained to assist you with the emotional and physical impacts of sexual assault. Remember, you are not alone...let us help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Victim Advocate

Volunteer Victim Advocates provide support to victims of sexual assault and resources for immediate and ongoing intervention and advocacy services.  Volunteer Victim Advocates ensure availability of 24-hour confidential victim services either through peroneal or telephone contact.  

How to Apply:

Contact the SARC Team to request an application

(310) 653-5789 / 653-5442
DSN: 633-5789 / 633-5442

SARC Contact Information

24-Hour Crisis Line: (310) 653-7272

(310) 653-5789 / 653-5442
DSN: 633-5789 / 633-5442

61 ABG/CVS
Bldg. 272, Room C2-210
El Segundo, CA 90245


DoD Self Helpline [24/7]

(877) 995-5247

www.safehelpline.org

Additional Resources

On-Base:

  • Command Post: (310) 653-3070
  • Medical Clinic: (310) 653-6166
  • Mental Health: (310) 653-6860
  • Law Enforcement Desk: (310) 653-5787/5664
  • OSI: (310) 653-5783
  • Chaplain: (310) 653-5080
  • Legal Services:  (310) 653-3084
  • The Judge Advocate General's Corps Air Force Docket:

    https://legalassistance.law.af.mil/AMJAMS/PublicDocket/docket.html

Special Victims’ Counsel (Vandenberg AFB)

(805) 606-1521

723 Nebraska Ave

Suite 16, Bldg 10525

Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA

 

Off-Base:

  • Melinda Wheeler

    Forensic Nurse Specialists

    (562) 497-0147

  • Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center

    (310) 319-4000 [24/7]

    www.911rape.org

  • Peace Over Violence

    (310) 392-8331

 

Nationwide

  • RAINN: (800) 656-HOPE [24/7]