World Social Work Day 2024

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  • By Airman 1st Class Justin Todd
  • Space Base Delta 1

To celebrate World Social Work Day, we would like to highlight one SBD 1’s victim advocates for the Sexual Assault and Prevention Response office: 

Laquawna Baker 

She moved to the SAPR office at Schriever SFB in September 2023, and she also is currently in the U.S. Army Reserves as military police. Before transitioning to the Army Reserves, she served on active duty in the Army, where she worked many jobs, including combat and garrison military police, D.A.R.E officer and military working dog handler. As a reservist, she has worked jobs to include a Basic Military Police Course instructor, Basic Leaders Course instructor and Equal Opportunity leader. 

She was a part of both Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2004 and Operation Enduring Freedom from 2017-2018. 

“During deployments, military police may be tasked with regaining control and restoring order in traumatic situations for entire communities,” Baker said. “My experience in the military police has given me the tools to help others regain their personal power and control after experiencing something traumatic within their own environment.” 

When Baker first moved to Colorado from Alaska, she worked at the DHS with families in the community and on base. She worked with child abuse investigations, safety assessments, interventions and family preservation. In March 2022, she started working with Family Advocacy Program as the Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate. She worked in collaboration with the FAP team to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, education and empowerment to victim/survivors of domestic violence within our SDB 1 community. 

“Everyone’s healing journey is unique and if I can be a part of someone’s support system on their road to wellness that’s how I’ll continue to serve others,” Baker said. 

She prides herself on supporting Airmen, Guardians and her community with being a resource that contributes to their healing. 

If you require assistance or support, don't hesitate to contact the Schriever SAPR office at (719) 567-7272 or the Peterson SAPR office at (719) 556-7272. For emergencies, please call 911. 

Laquawna Baker interacts with a military working dog. (Courtesy photo)