The Pope Army Airfield SAPR office provides 24/7 response capability for all victims. Anyone who feels they have been a victim of sexual assault may contact the Victim Advocate Helpline at 910-394-7272, or DSN 424-7272.
After contacting the helpline, you will be assigned a trained victim advocate to explain reporting options. The victim advocate may meet you at the hospital for a medical evaluation, treatment and examination. It is your option to accept or decline victim advocacy.
The Air Force has instituted two avenues for reporting sexual assault — restricted and unrestricted reporting.
Restricted reporting allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR victim advocate, chaplain or healthcare personnel), and to receive medical treatment, including emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR victim advocate 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:
Unrestricted reporting is any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels — for example, reports to chain-of-command, security forces and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. 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:
Independent reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.
Sexual assault is criminal conduct which falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform, and is a violation of our Air Force core values.
Sexual assault is defined as 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 UCMJ offenses: rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (forced oral or anal sex), or attempts to commit these offenses.
Consent is 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 does 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.
One of the most effective methods of preventing sexual assault is bystander intervention.
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
SAPR Victim Advocate
Victim Advocate Helpline
Rape Crisis Center
Fayetteville VA Medical Center / Sexual Trauma Counseling
910-488-2120, ext. 5482
Fayetteville Vet Center
Military Family Life Consultant
Fort Bragg Family Advocacy
Womack Army Medical Center Emergency Room
Domestic Violence Women's Shelter
Special Victims' Counsel (Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.)
Full SVC Office Directory
National Crisis Lines
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline
DoD Safe Helpline
Suicide Prevention & Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255 (Opt. 1 for military sexual trauma)
National Domestic Violence Crisis Line (includes stalking and interpersonal violence)
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline