Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)

The Air Force Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) was designed to ensure that all victims and witnesses of crime who suffer physical, financial or emotional trauma receive the assistance and protection to which they are entitled. Ms. Denise Wade is the VWAP Coordinator for the U.S. Air Force Academy. She can be reached at (DSN) 333-3979 or (Comm) (719) 333-3979. If you have any questions regarding any of the information contained in resources on this webpage or any other aspect of the Victim and Witness Assistance Program, please contact her.

Victim/Witness Services - We will make every effort to afford the services listed, upon request and availability, to any person who has suffered direct physical or emotional harm or any other damage as a result of an offense investigated or prosecuted by US Air Force authorities. Please see the “Resources” section for information on additional services provided by various agencies to assist you if you, or a member of your family, are a victim of a crime. We encourage you to contact any of the organizations below that may be helpful. Nevertheless, remember that a Victim and Witness Liaison is available to help you obtain the services you may need.

Emergency medical services:
Air Force Academy Emergency Ambulance Service – 911
10th Medical Group Clinic - (719) 333-5111
10th Medical Group Appointment Line - (719) 524-2273
Colorado Springs Area Military Healthcare Access to Care Line - (719) 524-2273 or (866) 422-7391
TRICARE - (888) 874-9378
Military Crisis Line - (800) 273-8255

Social services:
Air Force Academy Peak Performance Center (for Cadets) - (719) 333-2107
Air Force Academy Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) - (719) 333-7272
Air Force Academy Airman and Family Readiness Center - (719) 333-3444
Air Force Academy Family Advocacy - (719) 333-5270
Air Force Academy Military Family Life Consultant - (719) 377-1990
10th Air Base Wing Chapel - (719) 333-3300
10th Medical Group Mental Health Clinic - (719) 333-5177
T.E.S.S.A. Crisis Line - (719) 633-3819
Colorado Safe Passage (Children’s Advocacy Center) - (719) 636-2460
Military One Source - (800) 342-9647
DoD Safe Helpline - (877) 995-5247
TRICARE Advisor - (800) TRICARE, Option 1
Military Crisis Hotline – (800) 273-8255, Option 1

Legal Help:
Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC) in accordance with 10 U.S.C. § 1044e and legal assistance in accordance with 10 U.S.C. § 1565b if you are otherwise eligible for legal assistance under AFI 51-504, Legal Assistance, Notary, and Preventative Law Programs. The United States Air Force Academy SVC can be reached at (DSN) 333-7277/7287 or (Comm) (719) 333-7277/7287.

Restitution (or other relief):
Air Force Aid Society - (719) 333-3444
American Red Cross - (800) 733-2767
United States Air Force Academy Claims Office - (719) 333-3920
National Victims Information/Referral Service - (800) 394-2255
Colorado Victims Compensation Fund - (303) 239-4442
El Paso County Lawyer Referral Service - (719) 636-1532
Article 139, UCMJ, may also provide relief if the property loss or damage resulted from wrongful taking or willful damage by a member of the Armed Forces due to riotous, violent, or disorderly conduct. See Chapter 8, AFI 51-501, Tort Claims.

Other Potential benefits:
Victims of intra-familial abuse offenses may be eligible for limited transitional compensation benefits, waiver of mandatory forfeitures, and possible entitlement to a portion of the active duty member’s retirement benefits. See DoDI 1342.24.

For further information and referrals concerning victim counseling, treatment, and support programs:
SARC - (719) 333-7272
VWAP Coordinator - (719) 333-3920
10th Air Base Wing Chaplain - (719) 333-3300
Airman and Family Readiness Center - (719) 333-3444
Family Advocacy Office - (719) 333-5270
Mental Health Clinic - (719) 333-5177
Peak Performance Center (for Cadets) - (719) 333-2107
Military and Family Life Consultant - (719) 377-1990
El Paso County Social Services - (719) 636-0000
Colorado Springs Police Department - 911 (emergency) / (719) 632-6611 (dispatch)
Domestic Violence Shelter - (719) 633-3819
Domestic Crisis Temporary Assistance (battered women) - (719) 877-0133
Rape Victim Assistance Hotline - (719) 635-7000
Colorado Springs Police Sex Crimes Division - (719) 578-6744
Childhelp USA – (800) 4AChild
El Paso County Child Abuse Neglect Hotline - (719) 444-5700, Option 1
Victim/Witness Program, El Paso County District Attorney - (719) 520-6049

Protection - Reasonable protection from a suspected offender may be requested by contacting the Base Defense Operating Center (BDOC) at (719) 333-2000, Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) at (719) 333-3305, and 911. Additionally, AFI 36-2110, Assignments, Attachment 12, Threatened Person Assignments (TPA) allows for the rapid removal of Airman and dependents from a life threatening situation. Threats of bodily harm or death must have been made against the Airman or dependents and be of such a severity that military and civilian authorities are unable to provide for the family’s continued safety. Such a request must be made to the installation commander and include certain information. For further details regarding TPA, please contact the VWAP Coordinator at (DSN) 333-3979 or (Comm) (719) 333-3979.

Contact Us

Victim/Witness Assistance Program
Ms. Denise Wade
VWAP Coordinator

2304 Cadet Drive Suite 2100
U.S. Air Force Academy, CO 80840
Phone: (719) 333-3979

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Regular Hours

USAFA/JA VWAP Coordinator
Duty Hours:

Monday thru Thursday: 0830 - 1630
Friday: 1200 - 1630