Reach Out

    
    Safe Helpline: 877-995-5247

    Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one
    specialized support and information,
    and is confidential, anonymous and
    secure. Safe Helpline services are
    available worldwide, 24/7 — providing
    victims with the help they need
    anytime, anywhere.

    For additional information, visit their
    website by clicking here.


Leadership Messages

"As Airmen, I ask you to be a part of the prevention of negative behaviors and develop a culture of respect and inclusion for our Airmen."

Lt. Gen. Scott Rice
Director, Air National Guard

"When an Airman asks for help, we want to recognize and support their courageous behavior."

Maj. Gen. Sasseville
Deputy Director, Air National Guard

"I charge all officers, NCOs, and supervisors to use their authority and force of personality to prevent and eliminate sexual assault from our ranks."

James Mattis
Secretary of Defense

"Acts that demoralize units and degrade readiness, such as sexual assault and sexual harassment, will never be tolerated. We must ensure all victims receive our utmost  support and care."

Gen. Joseph Lengyel
Chief, National Guard Bureau


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. 

    For Information on Sexual Assault reporting 
    options please contact your SARC or click on
    the links below.

 


Bystander intervention

    All of our small choices will add up to ultimately
    change things so that less people are hurt by
    interpersonal violence.

   Reactive

   
When you see something that concerns you
    around the issue of interpersonal violence, you
    can take the direct approach, confront or check

    in; you can delegate, ask a friend, supervisor, or 
    professional to get involved; or distract when you
    see a situation that you just want to diffuse.
    Choose an option that works best for you, that
    works with your barriers. It's not important what
    you do, just that you do something.

    Proactive

    Our goal is to strengthen our community values
    and norms so that a new Airman who came to our
    organization knows that interpersonal violence is
    not okay and everyone is expected to do their part.
    Posters, fridge magnets, bumper sticks can
    communicate, without saying a word, your
    commitment to prevention. You can incorporate
    bystander messages and articles on social media.
    You can show your support of prevention efforts
    in your everyday conversations and talk to your
    friends and family about the importance this issues
    in your off time.

SAPR Hightlights

    
    This section will highlight and describe a wing event
    or activity conducted throughout the month that
    stands out from other wing SAPR programs.

    Pictures with description of the event or activity
    must be submitted to be considered for recognition.
    

Mission and Vision Statement


    ANG SAPR MISSION STATEMENT:
The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
    
Office (SAPRO) serves as the single point of  authority for program accountability and oversight, in order to
    enable military readiness and reduce -- with a goal to eliminate -- sexual assault from the military.