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Our Mission: Promoting and vocalizing the Air Force’s commitment to eliminate sexual assaults by way of training, education and awareness, prevention, victim advocacy, the facilitation of compassionate response to our clients at Spangdahlem AB and six geographically separated units within Europe. 

You are NOT alone. Let us help you. We are just a phone call (DSN 452-7272), a visit (Bldg. 318, 2nd Floor) or email away at 52fw.sarcsexualassaultresponsecoordinator@us.af.mil

 

want to become a VA?

What is a Victim Advocate (VA)?

Victim Advocates are a key part of client care, response, and education.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  Providing reporting options and referrals, obtaining medical care, providing crisis intervention, accompaniment through the investigation and judicial processes of an assault, and more.  If needed, they are the emotional support for the client.

   

Who can be a Victim Advocate?

Active duty military must be E-4 and above and at least 21 years of age for enlisted and a minimum of O-2 for officers.  DoD civilians must be in the grade of GS-07 or higher.  Individuals must have zero record of disciplinary actions in the past 5 years. 

(Those on G-series orders, Chief Master Sergeants, First Sergeants, assigned to JA/EO/IG/HC/SFS/OSI and some departments of the medical center are not eligible to serve as victim advocates).

 

How to become a Victim Advocate:

Applicants will need to complete a written application, undergo a local background check, obtain a signed statement of understanding by their supervision, complete an interview with a SAPR staff member, and attend a 40 hour victim advocate course. 

 

If you are interested in becoming a VA or would like further information, please contact the SAPR office at DSN:  314-452-6524.

 

Got Consent


“Got Consent?” Is a collaborative training event for FTAC Airmen conducted by the SAPR office, Judge Advocate (JA) office, and the Spangdahlem Chapel.  The training starts out with a guided discussion on consent, alcohol, communication, and the legal process for sexual assault cases. Next, the Airmen get to witness what a Court Martial looks like firsthand by serving as jury members during a mock trial. 

Special “Got Consent?” trainings can be coordinated for individual squadrons or sub-groups upon request.  Please contact the SAPR office at DSN 452-6524 to set up a class.

If you are Assaulted

  • Go to a safe location away from the perpetrator.

  • Call 911 on-base/112 off-base if you are in an emergency situation or need immediate medical attention.

  • Contact the SARC at 452-7272 for 24 hour support.

  • Do not shower, bathe, change clothes, brush your teeth, eat or drink anything.

  • Do not straighten up or clean up the crime scene.

  • Ask the health care provider to conduct a sexual assault forensic exam to preserve forensic evidence.

  • Write down, tape or record by any other means all the details you can recall about the assault and your assailant.

  • Talk with a counselor who is trained to assist you with the emotional and physical impacts of sexual assault.

Reporting Options

**To discuss reporting options confidentially, please contact the SAPR office at DSN 452-7272 or 52fw.sarcsexualassaultresponsecoordinator@us.af.mil**

Restricted Reporting allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR VA, Chaplains or healthcare personnel), and receive a variety of resources (medical treatment, counseling, legal assistance, and assignment of a SARC and/or Victim Advocate) without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the victim time and control over the release of their information. Furthermore, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.

Restricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18
- Air Force civilian employees (limitations apply; contact the SAPR office for details)

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). This reporting option triggers an investigation, command notification, and allows a person who has been sexually assaulted to access resources including medical treatment, counseling, legal assistance, and assignment of a SARC and/or Victim Advocate. 

Unrestricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18
- DoD Civilians and their Dependents over the age of 18 when they are stationed or performing duties OCONUS

Independent Reporting is when someone other than the victim reports a sexual assault to law enforcement.
 

Helping Agencies

Spangdahlem AB Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
24/7 SARC Hotline: DSN: 452-7272 or COMM: +49 0656561 7272
Office (non-emergency) phone: DSN: 452-6524 or COMM: +49 0656561 6524

DoD Safe Helpline: 1-877-995-5247

Military OneSource: 1-800-342-9647

Mental Health: 452-8285

Chaplain: 452-6711

52 FW Command Post: 452-6141

Family Advocacy: 452-8279

Airman & Family Readiness: 452-6422

Office of Special Investigations: 452-6291

Ramstein Special Victim’s Counsel: 314-478-4782

SAPR - Safe Helpline

DOD Safe Helpline