Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates are available at major Department of Defense installations to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault. The 189th Airlift Wing SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care. The SARC Office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the installation.

Help is just a phone call away: If you feel you have been sexually assaulted, please call the 24/7 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Helpline at 501-454-2452 or the DoD Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247 or at www.safehelpline.org

Sexual Assault Defined

Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent.
The term includes a broad category of sexual offenses consisting of the following specific UCMJ offenses: rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (forced oral or anal sex), or attempts to commit any of these acts.

Consent is defined as words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. An expression of lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent. Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission resulting from the accused's use of force, threat of force, or placing another person in fear does not constitute consent. A current or previous dating relationship or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall not constitute consent. There is no consent where the person is sleeping or incapacitated, such as due to age, alcohol or drugs, or mental incapactiy.

The 189th Airlift Wing SARC office provides sexual assault response capability for all victims at the 189th Airlift Wing. Anyone who feels they have been a victim of sexual assault may contact the Sexual Assault Hotline at 501-454-2452.

Program Assistance

The 189th Airlift Wing SARC office provides a sexual assault response capability for all victims in the wing, and assigned geographically separated units. Anyone who feels they have been a victim of sexual assault may contact the SARC office.

The Wing SARC is located in room 114 of building 106. You may reach a SARC by calling the 24/7 number at 501-454-2452, or by calling the DoD Safe Helpline at 877-995-5247, or visiting the DoD Safe Helpline website at safehelpline.org.

After you contact the SARC office, you will be assigned a trained Victim Advocate. Your Victim Advocate will explain reporting options and provide one-on-one direct interpersonal support, crisis intervention, referral and on-going support. It is your option to accept or decline victim advocacy.

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Contact the Special Victim Counsel (SVC) for the Arkansas National Guard at 501-212-5081.

SVCs are attorneys who are assigned to provide legal assistance to sexual assault victims through independent representation; to build and sustain victim resiliency; to empower victims; and to increase the level of legal assistance provided to victims.

Reporting Options

The Air Force has two forms for reporting sexual assault. Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting.

Restricted Reporting is confidential, not anonymous, reporting. It allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose an assault to identified individuals to initiate services and VA assignment without an investigation.

Unrestricted Reporting allows sexual assault
victims to disclose without requesting confidentiality or restricted
reporting, that he or she is the victim of a sexual assault. This option
also initiates services and triggers an official investigation."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).