Allows victims of sexual assault to report to the persons named below without triggering a formal report to PMO, NCIS, and the chain of command. Restricted Reporting protects the victim’s identity and, except in the rarest of instances, assures confidentiality. Uniformed Victim Advocates, Civilian Victim Advocates, SARCs, Marine and Family Service Counselors, Health Care Providers and Chaplains have confidentiality. All other military members are required to report sexual assaults to law enforcement and their command. UVAs and SARCs can explain the exceptions to confidentiality. Under California state law, medical personnel are mandated to report sexual assaults to law enforcement.
Allows victims of sexual assault to receive appropriate medical treatment, victim advocacy, and counseling services. Unrestricted Reporting informs the victim’s chain of command, affords maximum protection of the victim from his or her offender, and ensures a thorough investigation of the circumstances of the assault in order to hold offenders accountable for their criminal conduct.
In order to make a fully informed choice about your reporting options and the advantages and disadvantages of both, speak with your nearest Uniformed Victim Advocate. There are several resources that your Victim Advocate will make you aware of including the DoD SafeHelpline, RAINN, local rape crisis centers and others.