When an Airman is assaulted, representatives of the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate Program are standing by and ready to assist! Victim Advocates provide essential support, liaison services, and care to victims. Their role is to be available anytime of the day or night to help victims identify needs, to address issues, and protect them from further trauma by helping them to prepare for interviews, examinations, and by ensuring their safety. Victim advocates are active-duty military members and DoD Civilians certified by the Defense Department's Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program. They must be selected by the installation's Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and are volunteers who possess the utmost maturity and experience that allows them to assist in very sensitive situations.