Restricted Reporting Option
Restricted reporting allows a Marine who is a sexual assault victim to confidentially disclose details of his/her assault to four specifically identified personnel without triggering an investigative process.
To make a restricted report, the victim MUST ONLY notify one of the following personnel: Uniform Victim Advocate (UVA), Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Civilian Victim Advocate (VA), or Healthcare Provider.
Once a restricted report is filed, a victim can choose at any time to change that report to an unrestricted report.
Unrestricted Reporting Option
A Marine who is sexually assaulted and desires official investigation of his/her allegation should make an unrestricted report. The victim may use normal reporting channels (e.g., chain of command, law enforcement, etc).
Details regarding the assault will be limited to only those personnel who have a need to know, including the commander, NCIS, MPs, SARC, VA, chaplain, and healthcare provider.
Once an unrestricted report is filed, the victim cannot change their report to a restricted report.