Sexual Assualt Prevention & Response

The Mission:

The SAPR mission is to educate, advocate, and collaborate to respond to and stop sexual assault and its harmful effects on the Air National Guard.  

Definitions:

Sexual Assault- intentional sexual contact by use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent.  

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 by itself 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. 

 

Reporting Options:

Unrestricted -  Any disclosure of a sexual assault from a military member, military dependent or civilian without requesting confidentiality. Can be reported to the SARC, chain of command, law enforcement, Air Force Office of Special Investigations to initiate an investigation.  

Restricted – Confidential disclosure of a sexual assault from a military member, adult dependent or Air Force civilian. Can ONLY be reported to the SARC, Victim Advocate or healthcare personnel. There is no command or law enforcement involvement and no investigation occurs.

 

Getting Help:

The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and Victim Advocates are available 24/7 to assist you. Immediate medical care is critical. If necessary, call 911. If medical needs are not emergent, then call the 24/7 crisis line at 315-466-6645 or the SAFE Helpline at 877-995-5247.

There is no timeline to report. If you’re unsure which option is best for you, you can contact the SARC at any time to discuss your options confidentially.  

                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Rhubart, LCSW

SAPR Program Manager/SARC

174th Attack Wing

Bldg. 174  6001 E. Molloy Rd.

Hancock Field Syracuse, NY 13211

DSN: 243-2409/Comm:315-233-2409

Mobile: 315-466-6645

 

DoD SAFE HELPLINE: (877) 995-5247

Email: http://www.safehelpline.org

Texting:  (*55-247)