Sexual Assault Response Coordinators, or SARCs, and Victim Advocates are available at major DoD installations to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault. The Vandenberg Space Force Base SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim and survivors' 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 Vandenberg 24/7 SARC Response Helpline at (805) 606-7272 or (805) 588-7233. Additionally, DOD has set up a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-342-9647 for geographically separated military personnel as well. Military members who access the DOD hotline will be referred to the nearest SARC office for assistance. You may also visit the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response website for more information.
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
723 Nebraska Ave, Bldg 10525
Comm: 805-606-7272 (SARC)
24/7 Hotline: 805-588-7233
What is a special victims' counsel?
A Special Victims' Counsel (SVC) is a trained Judge Advocate, who specializes in providing confidential legal advice and counsel to military victims of sexual assault at no cost.
The legal system is often a complex and intimidating process that leaves victims feeling unsupported and often revictimized. A trained SVC can provide guidance and support from a legal perspective to help victims of sexual assault understand the investigative and prosecutorial process.
The goals of the SVC program are to provide advice, advocacy and ultimately to empower victims of sexual assault. Contact your local SVC or regional SVC for further information on our local services or for further information on the SVC program.