Restricted reporting allows a sexual assault victim to confidentially disclose the details of his or her assault to specified individuals and receive medical treatment and counseling, without triggering the official investigative process. Service members who are sexually assaulted and desire restricted reporting under this policy may only report the assault to:
- Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
- Uniformed Victim Advocate (UVA)
- Victim Advocate (VA)
- Healthcare Provider (HCP)
At the victim’s discretion/request an appropriately trained healthcare provider shall conduct a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE), which may include the collection of evidence. In the absence of a DoD provider, the service member will be referred to an appropriate civilian facility for the SAFE.
Once a restricted report is filed, a victim can choose at any time to change that report to an unrestricted report.
Who May Make A Restricted Report
Restricted reporting is available to military personnel and military dependents 18 years of age and older who are eligible for treatment in the military healthcare system. Military personnel include members on active duty and members of the Reserve component (Reserve and National Guard) provided they are performing federal duty (active duty training or inactive duty training and members of the National Guard in Federal (Title 10) status). Members of the Reserve Component not performing Federal duty are not eligible. Retired members of any component are not eligible. DoD civilian employees are not eligible.