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Do you want to file an unrestricted report, a restricted report, or still need more help to decide?
A restricted report means that your chain of command will not know about the assault, no one but the SARC and you will know about the report unless you choose to get support from a Special Victims Counsel, mental health provider, a chaplain and/or a medical provider for care or a sexual assault forensic exam, and those individuals cannot notify anyone else of the assault.
Medical evidence gathered from a sexual assault forensic exam will be stored for five years. If you file a restricted report, you cannot request an expedited transfer out of your unit. Also, the offender will not be investigated and subjected to military justice proceedings. If you decide you want your assault to be investigated, you can change your report to unrestricted at any time.
An unrestricted report means that your chain of command will be informed and law enforcement will investigate the assault. These individuals understand they must maintain as much confidentiality as possible, and will only disclose essential information on a need to know basis. If you file an unrestricted report, you may also request a protective order or an expedited transfer out of your unit to another unit on base or to a different base entirely. In addition to support from the SARC, you can get support from a victim advocate, Special Victims Counsel, mental health provider, a chaplain and/or a medical provider for care or a sexual assault forensic exam.
Unrestricted reports cannot be changed to restricted after the report has been provided to the chain of command and/or law enforcement.