Restricted Reporting: Victims of sexual assault who wish to confidentially disclose the crime without triggering an official investigation, must contact the SARC, a Victim Advocate or a health care provider. Restricted Reporting is available to active duty military and their dependents (spouses and children 18 years and older), Coast Guard, Reservist performing federal training, members of the National Guard under Title 10 status and DoD civilian employees. Retired members of any component are not eligible.
Unrestricted Reporting: Victims of sexual assault who want to initiate an official investigation, should use current reporting channels, e.g. AFOSI, chain of command, local law enforcement or the SARC, SAPR VA or certified Volunteer Victim Advocate. They may also request their health care provider contact law enforcement.
Independent Reporting: is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.
Bottom Line: Sexual assault is a crime! If you feel you are a victim of sexual assault and want to keep your options open, please contact the SARC at (877) 316-4689. This will ensure your right to decide on restricted or unrestricted reporting. The SARC or their representative is available 24-hours-a-day. The AF Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program is here to assist active duty members through this process.