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1 Home of the Samurai Warrior 374th Airlift Wing Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program Volunteer Training Guide Capt Tameka Alderman, 374 AW/CVK Duration: 45 min Expected Outcome: Info Only

2 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Overview Mission & Vision Organization Structure Roles & Responsibilities Reporting Options Advantages and Disadvantages Eligibility Key Points

3 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Mission & Vision Mission Reinforce the Air Force’s commitment to eliminate sexual assaults through awareness and prevention training, education, victim advocacy, response, reporting, and accountability. Vision Promote sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit such crimes.

4 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Organization Structure Capt Tameka Alderman Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) SrA Rebecca Maturan SARC Assistant Volunteer Victim Advocates Program Volunteers Case Management Group Members Maj Dexter Nelson Alternate SARC (Primary duty - USFJ Protocol)

5 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Roles & Responsibilities Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) Reports directly to the installation Vice Wing commander and executes the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program at the installation level The installation’s single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim care services Will, unless services are declined by the victim, assign a VA as soon as possible after initial notification of an assault

6 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Roles & Responsibilities Volunteer Victim Advocates (VA) Provides essential support, liaison services and care to victims of sexual assault Ensures victims continue to receive the necessary care and support until the victim states or SARC determines that support is no longer needed Provides crisis intervention, referral and ongoing non- clinical support, including providing information on available options and resources to assist clients in making informed decisions Does not provide counseling or other professional services

7 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Reporting Options Restricted Reporting Used by a service member to report or disclose that he or she is the victim of a sexual assault to specified officials on a requested confidential basis The victim’s report and any details provided to the SARC, Healthcare Personnel, or a VA will not be reported to law enforcement to initiate an official investigation Unrestricted Reporting A process anyone in the Yokota community uses to disclose, without requesting confidentiality or restricted reporting, that he or she is the victim of a sexual assault The victim’s report and any details provided to the SARC, Healthcare Personnel, a VA, command authorities, or other persons are reportable to law enforcement and may be used to initiate the official investigation process

8 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Advantages of Restricted Reporting Victims will have increased control over the release of personal information Victims will receive appropriate care and treatment that empowers them to seek relevant information and support to make informed decisions Incident details provided to the Wing Commander gives a clearer picture of the Yokota’s safety climate (Personal identifying information will not be provided) Evidence collected during a forensic exam is maintained in a secure location for a year and will only be processed if the VICTIM decides to change the report from restricted to unrestricted and thus initiate an investigation The SARC may only inform the Vice Wing Commander that an assault has occurred and restrict information about the assault to non- identifying information

9 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Disadvantages of Restricted Reporting Law enforcement will not be informed The unit, group or wing command does not become involved so no contact orders may not be issued It eliminates the opportunity for offender accountability

10 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Restricted Reporting Eligibility Restricted reporting is available at this time ONLY to military personnel of the Armed Forces and the Coast Guard Military personnel include members on active duty and members of the Reserve component (Reserve/National Guard) provided they are performing federal duty (active duty training or inactive duty training and members of the National Guard in Federal (Title 10) status) Members of the Reserve Component not performing Federal duty are not eligible. Retired members of any component are not eligible. Dependents are not eligible Department of Defense civilian employees are not eligible

11 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Advantages of Unrestricted Reporting Ensures the widest range of rights protections are afforded to the victim Provides commander support, such as protective orders and separation from offender Provides for full investigation Crime scene preservation and witness/suspects interviews enhance opportunity to hold offender(s) accountable Enhances community and Airmen safety through timely prosecution of offender(s)

12 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Disadvantages of Unrestricted Reporting A victim may not have control over the release and management of their personal information A victim may not be completely prepared for the investigation process

13 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Key Points The SARC or VA may transport victims to receive medical assistance following their initial call to report a sexual assault to both on- and off-installation medical facilities for immediate medical attention VAs will not be from the same unit as the client they are supporting

14 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Key Points VAs may accompany clients, at the client’s request, during investigative interviews and medical examinations, including, but not limited to interviews with medical personnel, law enforcement, investigators, trial counsel and defense counsel Prophylactic treatment options for STDs, emergency contraception, and behavioral health services are available to all clients

15 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Key Points Any AF military member or civilian employee, other than those personnel authorized to receive confidential communications or otherwise exempted by operation of law, regulation, or policy, who receives a report of a sexual assault incident about a subordinate in the individual’s supervisory chain, shall, as soon as possible, report the matter to the AFOSI to avoid disciplinary action

16 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Key Points Only SARCs, VAs, and Healthcare Personnel may receive restricted reports of sexual assault (The requirement of AFI , Medical Care Management, paragraph , to report incidents of sexual assault to the AFOSI or other authorities as appropriate is waived for restricted reports) A report made to a chaplain will not be considered a restricted report until the information is forwarded to a SARC for determine eligibility

17 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior Key Points If a victim tells Healthcare Personnel that a sexual assault has occurred, the Healthcare Personnel will notify the SARC (Per DoD R, “DoD Health Information Privacy Regulation,” pertinent protected health information from the victim's medical records may be released to the SARC without the consent of the victim) A SARC, VA, or Healthcare Personnel who has received covered communications as part of a restricted report is prohibited from disclosing those communications to any law enforcement official, command authority, or other entity not authorized to receive restricted reports

18 374th Airlift Wing – Home of the Samurai Warrior SAPR Program Contact Bldg 920, Room 118 Office Phone: 225-SAPR (7277) 24 Hr Emergency Hotline: 225-SARC (7272)


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