The reporting process can be difficult. Some survivors say that reporting and seeking justice helped them recover and regain a sense of control over their lives, while others do not need to engage in the justice process in order to heal. Everyone is different; however, understanding how to report and learning more about the experience can take away some of the unknowns and help you feel more prepared to make the best choice for you.
Under DoD’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Policy, Service members and their adult military dependents have two reporting options:
- Restricted Reporting
- Unrestricted Reporting
Below you will find additional information about both options including, eligibility, who you can disclose to for each type of report, and what the process will look like. You can also contact a Safe Helpline staff member to learn more about your options online or by calling 877-995-5247.