The primary role of the USAFA SAPR program is victim response: Initial response and ongoing assistance for victims of sexual assault in the USAFA community.
When a victim reports a sexual assault we start our initial response protocol
including but not limited to:
- Ensuring the victim understands speaking to a victim advocate is voluntary
- Assessing for imminent danger of life-threatening or physical harm to the victim by himself or herself (suicidal), by another (homicidal), or to another (homicidal).
- Ascertaining the victim’s immediate needs.
- Encouraging the victim to seek medical consultation/care.
- Appropriately explaining each reporting options available to the victim including the exceptions and/or limitations to each.
- Advising victim on the availability to provide ongoing advocacy services for as long as desired.
related to recovery from a sexual assault includes but is not limited to:
- Maintain follow-up contact with the victim as requested by the victim.
- Support the victim in decision-making by providing relevant information and discussing available options.
- Supporting the victim in advocating on his or her own behalf.
- Accompany the victim to appointments and civilian and military court proceedings, as appropriate and when requested by the victim.
Victim advocacy is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling our hotline: 719-333-7272. We respond to calls both on and off base.