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Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) - The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE in partnership with more than a thousand local sexual assault service providers across the country. It also operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.
Psychological Health Center of Excellence - PHCoE. Provides psychological health information and connects service members/families with resources. 1-866-966-1020
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) - OVC administers the Crime Victims Fund channels funding for victim compensation and assistance throughout the United States, raises awareness about victims’ issues, promotes compliance with victims’ rights laws, and provides training and technical assistance and publications and products to victim assistance professionals.
American Psychiatric Association - The American Psychiatric Association is the world's largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing more than 33,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment.
American Psychological Association - The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with more than 137,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
Reporting options: Restricted/Unrestricted reporting
This option is for victims of sexual assault who wish to confidentially disclose the crime to specifically identified individuals and receive medical treatment and services without triggering the official investigative process. Service members who are sexually assaulted and desire restricted reporting under this policy must report the assault to a Sexual Assault Response coordinator (SARC), victim advocate (VA), or a healthcare personnel.
Healthcare personnel will initiate the appropriate care and treatment, and report the sexual assault to the SARC in lieu of reporting the assault to law enforcement or the chain of command. Upon notification of a reported sexual assault, the SARC will immediately assign an advocate to the victim. The assigned victim advocate will provide accurate information on the process of restricted and/or unrestricted reporting.
At the victim's discretion/request an appropriately trained healthcare personnel shall conduct a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE), which may include the collection of evidence. In the absence of a Department of Defense provider, the service member will be referred to an appropriate civilian facility for the SAFE.
Who may make a restricted report
Restricted reporting is available at this time only to military personnel of the Armed Forces and the Coast Guard. 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. Dependents are not eligible. Department of Defense civilian employees are not eligible.
Considerations when electing a restricted report
You receive appropriate medical treatment, advocacy, and counseling.
· Provides some personal space and time to consider your options and to begin the healing process.
· Empowers you to seek relevant information and support to make more informed decisions about participating in the criminal investigation.
· You control the release and management of your personal information.
· You decide whether and when to move forward with initiating an investigation.
This option is for victims of sexual assault who desire medical treatment, referral services and an official investigation of the crime. When selecting unrestricted reporting, you should use current reporting channels, e.g. chain of command, law enforcement or report the incident to the Sexual Assault Response coordinator (SARC), or request healthcare personnel to notify law enforcement. Upon notification of a reported sexual assault, the SARC will immediately assign a victim advocate (VA). At the victim's discretion/request, healthcare personnel shall conduct a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE), which may include the collection of evidence. Details regarding the incident will be limited to only those personnel who have a legitimate need to know.
Note: Additional restricted and unrestricted reporting considerations can be further be discussed with your Sexual Assault Response Coordinator or VA.
The Air Force has instituted new avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of restricted and unrestricted reporting. Restricted Reporting allows a victim to report a sexual assault without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the survivor time and control over the release of their information. Further, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.
Unrestricted reporting is any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels. For example, reports to chain of command, security forces, and/or Air Force Office of Special Investigation (OSI) or National Guard Office of Complex Investigation (OCI).
A report will be unrestricted if the matter is disclosed to anyone not on the SAPR Team: commanders, first sergeants (anyone in chain of command). Information is shared only with law enforcement/command/medical. It is documented in a secure system and there will be an investigation with possible prosecution
Restricted reporting is available to active duty military, Coast Guard, Reservist performing federal training and members of the National Guard under Title 10 status. It 100 percent confidential.
A report can be restricted when is is disclosed to a SARC/VA. The matter will be kept 100% confidential. The report will be documented for future services in secure system. The survivor will receive privileged medical and physiological services through Veterans Affairs. There will be no investigation/prosecution.
The survivor may at any time decide to change the report from restricted to unrestricted.
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