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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.
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.
WHAT IS SEXUAL ASSAULT?
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.
The Air Force is committed to providing top-notch care for Airmen and their families who are affected by Interpersonal Self-Directed Violence (ISDV), defined as sexual assault, domestic violence, child maltreatment, workplace violence and suicide. They have adopted a public health approach to violence prevention. This means stopping violence before it occurs using tested, effective prevention approaches to reduce factors that put an individual, family, unit, or community at risk for interpersonal and self-directed violence.
The Violence Prevention Office is responsible for providing violence prevention training such as Sexual Assault Prevention throughout the installation. For more information, call the Violence Prevention Office at 678-655-5680 or email the Dobbins ARB Violence Prevention Office at 94AW.VPI.ViolencePrevention@us.af.mil
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