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Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)

The Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC) and Victim Advocates (VAs) are available at major Department of Defense (DOD) installations to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault. The Misawa 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 Misawa SARC Hotline at DSN 226-7272 (SARC).

SARC Contact Information

Misawa AB Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
On Base: 226-7273/7271
Off Base: 0176-77-7273/7271
From the US: 011-81-176-77-7273/7271

Misawa AB 24/7 Sexual Assault Hotline: 226-7272(SARC)

DOD Sexual Assault Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247 or
https://www.safehelpline.org/

Torii Bldg. 656 Rooms 1412-1416
24-Hour Crisis Line: 226-7272

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What is Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault: Intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. The term includes a broad category of sexual offenses consisting of the following specific Uniform Code of Military Justice offenses: rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (forced oral or anal sex), or attempts to commit these acts.

Consent: Words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. An expression of lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent. Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission resulting from the accused's use of force, threat of force, or placing another person in fear does not constitute consent. A current or previous dating relationship or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall not constitute consent. There is no consent where the person is sleeping or incapacitated, such as due to age, alcohol or drugs, or mental incapacity.

If You're Assaulted

  • Go to a safe location away from the perpetrator.
  • Call 911 if you are in an emergency situation or need immediate medical attention.
  • Contact the SARC at 226-7272 for 24 hour support.
  • Do not shower, bathe, change clothes, brush your teeth, eat or drink anything.
  • Do not straighten up or clean up the crime scene.
  • Ask the health care provider to conduct a sexual assault forensic exam to preserve forensic evidence.
  • Write down, tape or record by any other means all the details you can recall about the assault and your assailant.
  • Talk with a counselor who is trained to assist you with the emotional and physical impacts of sexual assault.
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Mandatory SAPR Training

Annual Sexual Assault Prevention & Response training is due NLT end of each Fiscal Year and is MANDATORY for military members (active, guard, reserve) and shall be provided at a minimum to all GS civilian personnel.