Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates are available at major Department of Defense installations to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault. The Kunsan Air Base SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care 24/7, 365 days a year. The SARC Office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the installation.
Help is just a phone call away: If you have been sexually assaulted, please call the Kunsan 24/7 SARC Response Helpline at DSN 782-7272 (SARC) or the 24-hour cell phone number at 010-8520-0443.
Sexual Assault Reporting Options
The Air Force has instituted avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting.
Restricted Reporting allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR VA, Chaplains or healthcare personnel), and receive medical treatment, including emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA, without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the victim (survivor) time and control over the release of their information. Further, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.
Restricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their dependents over the age of 18
- AF Civilians and their adult dependents (overseas locations)
Unrestricted Reporting is 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). This reporting option triggers an investigation, command notification, and allows a person who has been sexually assaulted to access medical treatment and counseling.
Unrestricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18
- DoD Civilians and their Dependents over the age of 18 (MTF access and/or serving in an OS location)
Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.
Victim Advocate Program
Air Force Victim Advocates (VAs) provide essential support, liaison services and care to sexual assault victims. Victim Advocates are selected by the SARC and have completed the Victim Advocate training course. Victim Advocates are volunteers who must possess the maturity and experience to assist with very sensitive situations.
Providing crisis intervention, referral services and ongoing non-clinical support
Providing available options and resources to assist victims' decision-making
Maintaining services until victims express no more need for support (no time limit)
VAs are NOT professional counselors
Vas may accompany victims, at a victim's request, during investigative interviews and medical examinations
Become a Volunteer
The Air Force core values and respect and respect are the foundation of our "Wingman Culture" - a culture in which we look out for each other and take care of each other. Sexual assaults erode the very foundation of our Wingman Culture. Together we must create an environment where this behavior is not tolerated and where all Airmen are respected.
For information on becoming a Victim Advocate, please contact our office at 782-7252.