Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates are available at major Department of Defense installations to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault. The Dobbins ARB 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 Dobbins ARB 24/7 SARC Response Helpline at 678-655-4031.
For more information, call the SARC hotline or e-mail the Dobbins ARB SARC at email@example.com.
SEXUAL ASSAULT DEFINED
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.
It 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 Air Force has instituted new 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 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).
Restricted Reporting is available to active duty
military, Coast Guard, Reservist performing federal training and members of the
National Guard under Title 10 status.
Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone
other than the victim.