Los Angeles Air Force Base has established a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program to coordinate sexual assault victim care. Upon receipt of a report of sexual assault, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator will assign a Victim Advocate to help you obtain necessary services and to provide crisis intervention, referral and ongoing non-clinical support.
Support will include providing information on available reporting options and resources so you can make informed decisions about your case. The Victim Advocate will accompany you, if desired, to investigative interviews, medical examinations and follow-up appointments. Your VA will continue to assist you until you no longer feel a need for support.
If you have been assaulted:
-- Go to a safe location away from the attacker.
-- Call911if you are in an emergency situation or need immediate medical attention. Even if you doubt you have any visible physical injuries, you may be at risk for sexually transmitted infections or pregnant.
-- If you suspect you have been drugged, request that a urine sample be collected.
-- Preserve all evidence of the assault. 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.
-- We encourage you to break the silence and report sexual assault. Contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator,your Wingman for 24-hour confidential support:(310) 653-7272
-- Talk with a counselor who is trained to assist you with the emotional and physical impacts of sexual assault. Remember, you are not alone...let us help!
Volunteer Victim Advocates provide support to victims of sexual assault and resources for immediate and ongoing intervention and advocacy services. Volunteer Victim Advocates ensure availability of 24-hour confidential victim services either through peroneal or telephone contact.
How to Apply:
Contact the SARC Team to request an application
(310) 653-5789 / 653-5442
DSN: 633-5789 / 633-5442
24-Hour Crisis Line: (310) 653-7272
Bldg. 272, Room C2-210
El Segundo, CA 90245
DoD Self Helpline [24/7]
The Special Victims’ Counsel and Special Victims’ Paralegal team provides legal representation for sexual assault survivors. SVCs must be requested by the victim and are granted in cases where the person requesting services meets eligibility criteria, or when exceptional circumstances warrant the provision of services.
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Special Victims’ Counsel (Vandenberg AFB)
723 Nebraska Ave
Suite 16, Bldg 10525
Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
Forensic Nurse Specialists
(310) 319-4000 [24/7]