Edwards AFB Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR)

Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Victim Advocates are available at major DoD installations to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault. The Edwards AFB SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care 24/7, 365 days a year. The SAPR 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 Edwards SAPR Office at 661-277-SARC (7272), Monday through Friday, 0730-1630. Additionally, Edwards AFB has set up a 24-hour hotline at 661-209-0115.


The SAPR Office is now part of the Helping Agencies Center. Located at 20 W. Popson Ave, Building 2670 (across from Chapel 1). We are now co-located with Equal Opportunity, Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Accessibility, Employee Assistance Program, Community Support Coordinator and the Violence Prevention Integrator to provide the installation better, more streamlined support. Feel free to stop by and see the changes!



What is sexual assault?

Intentional sexual contact characterized by the use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent.

As used by the Department of Defense, the term "sexual assault" includes a broad category of sexual offenses consisting of the following specific Uniform Code of Military Justice offenses: rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (forced oral or anal sex), or attempts to commit these offenses.

These offenses are defined in Article 120, Article 120b, and Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and can be reviewed here.


"Consent" is defined as 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 one accused use of force, threat of force, or placing another person in fear does not constitute consent. A current or previous dating relationship by itself or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall 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.


if you experience sexual assault


Contact Information

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Carolyn Graves
661-277-7272 (SARC)

SAPR Victim Advocate
Ebony DeGrate-Graves





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