Program Info

Minot AFB Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
168 Missile Ave
Comm 701-723-7272/DSN 453-7272

Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7)
701-340-8882

SARC: Reagan Gagne
Deputy SARC: Capt Aimee Hammon
SAPR VA: Donita Theiler

Resources

Base Hospital Emergency Department
723-2343

Chaplain
723-4596

DoD Safe Helpline
1-877-995-5247
http://www.safehelpline.org/

Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC)
852-2258 office
857-2200 24/7
857-2500 24/7 Rape Crisis Line

Law Enforcement Desk
723-3096

Legal Office
723-3096

Mental Health
723-5527

Office of Special Investigations (OSI)
723-1852

Special Victims Counsel (SVC)
723-1858

Trinity Hospital ER (Sexual Assault Forensic Exam)
857-5260

AF JAG http://www.afjag.af.mil/
AF SAPR http://www.af.mil/SAPR.aspx
CDC Sexual Violence http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence/
DoD SAPR http://www.sapr.mil/
Green Dot http://www.livethegreendot.com/
MyDuty.mil http://myduty.mil/
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence http://www.ncdsv.org/
National Organization for Victim Assistance http://www.trynova.org/
National Sexual Violence Resource Center http://www.nsvrc.org/
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network http://www.rainn.org/

Minot AFB Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program


Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates are available at all Air Force Global Strike Command installations to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault. The Base SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating care for sexual assault victims 24/7, 365 days a year.

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program reinforces the Air Force's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through awareness and prevention training, education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability.

Help is just a phone call away: If you have been sexually assaulted, please call the SARC at: DSN: 453-7272/COMM: 701-723-7272 HOTLINE: 701-340-8882

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.

Sexual Assault 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.

Reporting Options

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). All active duty members, dependents 18 and older and civilians who have independent access to the base are eligible.

Police investigation will ensue and commander will be notified by SARC in a private and confidential manner. Your Information will be handled discreetly by your commander and those with an official need to know. SARC will intervene and will be actively involved to help with your needs. You will receive: medical care, evidence collected, victim advocate and legal assistance. Your report CANNOT go Restricted.

Restricted Reporting 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.

Restricted reporting is available to active duty military and dependents 18 and older, and civilian employees. For confidentiality, your report will be taken by the SARC, who will not contact police or your commander. Evidence can be collected, and you will receive medical care, a victim advocate and legal assistance. This report CAN go Unrestricted at any time.

Independent reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim and could lead to an Unrestricted Report.

Volunteer Victim Advocate Program

SAPR Volunteer Victim Advocates (VVA’s) provide essential support, liaison services and care to sexual assault survivors. VVA’s are active-duty military personnel and DoD civilian employees selected by the SARC and who have completed a 40-hour training course, background check, letters of recommendation from leadership and possess accreditation from the Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP). VVA’s are volunteers who must possess the maturity and experience to assist in very sensitive situations.

Primary responsibilities include providing crisis intervention, referral and ongoing non-clinical support. VVAs also provide information on available options and resources to assist in making informed decisions about the case. VVAs may accompany the victim, at the victim’s request, during investigative interviews and medical examinations. Services will continue until the victim states support is no longer needed.

For more info or to obtain an application call 723-7272.