Reporting Options

Restricted Reporting (Confidential)

Allows a Military Service member who is sexually assaulted to disclose his/her assault to specifically identified personnel without triggering an investigative process. To make a restricted report, the victim must notify one of the following personnel: Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Victim Advocate (VA), Health Care Provider, or Chaplain (if the Chaplain reports to the SARC, VA, or health care provider). This will offer the victim the choice of receiving any or all of the following services:

• Medical Treatment
• Sexual Assault Forensic Exam
• Advocacy Services
• Referrals for Counseling

Neither law enforcement nor the military criminal investigation organization will be informed of the report, thus eliminating the opportunity for offender accountability.

Unrestricted Reporting

A Military Service member who is sexually assaulted and desires an official investigation of his/her allegation should make an unrestricted report using current reporting channels (chain of command or law enforcement). They may also report to the SARC. The unrestricted report initiates the investigative process, and victims are given the choice of receiving any or all of the following services:

• Medical Treatment
• Sexual Assault Forensic Exam
• Advocacy Services
• Referrals for Counseling
• Legal Services