Our vision is to establish a national benchmark for recovery and eliminate sexual assault through empowered and engaged Airmen. To accomplish that goal, we educate, advocate and collaborate through our Sexual Assault Prevention and Response teams at all Air Force installations to respond to and stop sexual assault and its harmful effects on the Air Force.

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Hope is CATCHing

 

It may be too early to judge the effectiveness of a new Department of Defense program known as “CATCH,” but several sexual assault response coordinators are already convinced of its merits. “CATCH” is short for Catch a Serial Offender, which rolled out last August for the Air Force and other military branches. Victims who have filed a restricted report can enter detailed information about an assault into a DoD database without risking the confidentiality of their restricted report.

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Team Shaw Looking for VA Volunteers

Team Shaw’s volunteer victim advocates work within the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program to provide crucial services to individuals who experience sexual assault, such as conducting nonclinical assessments, coordinating referrals and accompanying victims to appointments including medical evaluations and investigative interviews.

The SAPR office hopes to welcome new team members to assist in this mission at a Sexual Assault VVA Course scheduled for March 9-13.
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VA Military Sexual Trauma Counseling

 

Medical services are available at your local VA Medical Center and can be accessed by contacting the Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator (or Women Veterans Program Manager).  Assessment and referral for sexual trauma counseling is available at all Vet Centers.  Onsite counseling is available at selected Vet Centers across the country.

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