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.

Responsibilities

 Providing crisis intervention, referral and ongoing non-clinical support.

Providing information on available options and resources to assist the victim in making informed decisions about the case.

Services will continue until the victim states support is no longer needed.

Does not provide counseling or other professional services to a victim.

May be present with the victim, at the victim's request, during investigative interviews and medical examinations.

 

Becoming a Victim Advocate

Victim advocates are active duty military personnel and DoD civilian employees

Must be selected by the SARC

Must complete a 40-hour training course

All Volunteers are required to commit to at least ONE year with the JBSA SAPR Program upon completion of the course.

If interested in applying, please click here for the information letter.

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