Presentation on theme: "1 Sexual Assault Prevention & Response I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e First Sergeant Academy Brief Develop America's Airmen Today..."— Presentation transcript:
1 Sexual Assault Prevention & Response I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e First Sergeant Academy Brief Develop America's Airmen Today... for Tomorrow SARC Deputy SARC
3 Overview Definition of Sexual Assault Myths Reporting Options First Sergeant Considerations Role Plays
4 Definition of Sexual Assault Intentional Sexual Contact Use of Force, Physical Threat, or Abuse of Authority When a Victim CANNOT or Does not give CONSENT Rape, Sodomy (Oral or Anal) Indecent Assault (inappropriate sexual contact or fondling)
5 Myth or Fact Most rapes occur in dark alleys, or to hitchhikers and involve strangers.
6 Myth or Fact Men who rape other men are homosexual.
7 Myth or Fact Husbands / wives cannot rape their spouses.
9 Military Climate Bystander Intervention Wingman Concept in Action Respect, Self Respect and Mutual Respect AF Core Values Integrity Self Respect I am a professional I act with integrity socially and professionally My word is my bond Service Respect for the Institution I go the extra distance This is a higher calling I follow my leader and protect my wingman Excellence Mutual Respect People depend on and trust me My contributions are valued I recognize the worth of my fellow Airmen
10 Restricted Reporting Who can make a restricted report Active duty military personnel of the Armed Forces Members of Reserve if performing federal duty (active duty training and inactive duty training) Members of the National Guard in Federal service (Title 10) Coast Guard when attached to the Department of Defense Who cannot make a restricted report Retired members of any component Dependents AF civilian employees Civilians
11 Restricted Reporting Disclose details of assault to specific individuals without triggering investigative process SARC On base healthcare provider (will notify SARC) Military One Source (will notify SARC) Others with a valid privilege (like chaplains) may receive reports but they are not restricted reports unless forwarded to abov Supervisors/1SGTs/Commanders CANNOT provide Restricted Reports
12 Unrestricted Reporting Sexual Assault Report made through normal reporting channels Chain of command Law enforcement AFOSI Report made to SARC or healthcare provider where individual does not elect restricted reporting SARC notified and Victim Advocate assigned WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Military and Civilians
13 Independent Report Sexual Assault disclosed to command or law enforcement from source independent of restricted avenues An official investigation may be initiated When SARC or VA learn of independent report, consult with AFOSI and notify victim Covered communications not released unless the victim authorizes the disclosure or another exception applies
14 Resources MILITARY ONE SOURCE HOTLINE – TOLL FREE- 1-800-342-9647 COLLECT CALLS – 1-484-530-5913 Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Crisis counseling “warm” hand-off to local SARC Deployment Services available in the deployed region, contact the SARC for a listing of resources DODI 6495.02
15 First Sergeant Considerations Ensure Safety Preserve Evidence Victim Behavior (Fight, Flight or Freeze) Collateral Misconduct Victim / Alleged Offender’s Interactions Rumor Control
Air Force Reports 16 AF DATACY 02-03CY04CY05CY06FY07FY08FY09FY10 OSI Investigations (Unrestricted) 459 (scope changed) 456432424369387300325 Restricted Reports Pre-restricted reporting 181 (from 14 June) 253232262286283 Restricted Changed to Unrestricted Pre-restricted reporting (29) (16%) (48) (19%) (36) (16%) (42) (16%) (40) (14%) (23) (8%) Total459456584629565607546585