Reporting an Incident
If you have experienced a sexual assault, we are here to support you. As a member of the New York National Guard you can access services including advocacy, medical care, counseling and other benefits for incidents from any time in your life. If you experienced a sexual assault while in duty status, you may also be eligible for a restricted or unrestricted Line of Duty determination. Contact our office for confidential information about services available to you.
Service members and their adult military dependents have two reporting options:
- Restricted Reporting - member can access confidential services without the notification to command or law enforcement. more
Intended to give the victim additional time and increased control over the release and management of the victim’s personal information, the Restricted Report enables military members in a duty status to report allegations of sexual assault to specified personnel without triggering an investigation. Specified personnel include the SARC, Healthcare Personnel, trained Victim Advocate or Chaplain. Other elements of the Restricted Report include: Complete confidentiality, Access to medical care, counseling and a victim advocate. Empowers the victim to seek relevant information and support to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.
- Unrestricted Reporting - member can access services and both the command and law enforcement are notified. more
An unrestricted report is any report of a sexual assault made through normal reporting channels which includes the victim’s chain of command, law enforcement, and the criminal investigative service. The SARC will be notified and assign a victim advocate to the individual. Details of the allegation will be provided only to those personnel who have a legitimate need to know.
Contact our office for more information about reporting options available to you.