Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Victim Advocates are available at major DoD installations to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault. The Youngstown Air Reserve Station 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 YARS 24/7 SARC Response Helpline at 330-233-2100. You may also e-mail the YARS SARC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also reach the DoD Safe Helpline at www.safehelpline.org.
The Air Force has instituted avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting.
Restricted Reporting allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR VA, Chaplains or healthcare personnel), and receive medical treatment, including emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA, 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:
Active duty, Air Force Civilians, Reservists and their dependents over the age of 18
Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.