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Victim advocate training offered in March

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office officials will host initial victim advocate training for eligible military or civilian personnel at the Community Support Center here March 18 through 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The program is in search of sharp, compassionate and altruistic victim advocates to push the prevention and response effort and to support victims as they recover,” said Jersouk Touy, Hanscom's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office program manager and Sexual Assault Response Coordinator.


The training is open to federal civilians in the grades of GS-07 or higher as well as military members in the rank of senior airman or first lieutenant and above. Prior-service second lieutenants are eligible to attend. Interested personnel must be at least 21.

The SAPR mission is to educate, advocate and collaborate to respond to and stop sexual assault and its harmful effects on the military force.

“Initial victim advocate training provides volunteers the essential information, processes and resources that will enable them to assist victims of sexual assault,” said Touy.

For further information about this training, contact Touy at 781-225-3541 or by email at Jersouk.touy@us.af.mil.