Sexual Harassment / Assault
Response & Prevention (SHARP)
Tobyhanna is committed to eliminating sexual assault from the ranks of the military. Sexual assault is a crime. It inflicts incalculable harm on victims and their families; it tears at the very fabric of civilian and military communities; and it easily destroys trust among individuals and faith in our institutions. As a means of restoring faith and hope among survivors, TYAD has a comprehensive Program.
The first line of defense: Know what your options are. There are two reporting options available to service members reporting a sexual assault: restricted and unrestricted.
Restricted Reporting: This option allows victim(s) to receive medical treatment and support without automatically triggering a criminal investigation. This reporting option provides victim(s) with more control over the release of their personal information and affords them additional time to weigh their options and seek guidance about whether or not to initiate a criminal investigation. Service Members and Military Family Members, over the age of 18, may file a restricted report. Restricted Reporting can only be reported to the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) or the Victim Advocate (VA).
Unrestricted Reporting: This option DOES trigger a criminal investigation. This reporting option ensures that in addition to providing medical treatment, advocacy, and counseling for victims of sexual assault, command authorities are notified.
Victim Reporting Preference Statement (VRPS): Regardless of which reporting option you choose, you must complete a DD Form 2910. The VRPS allows a victim to see their reporting options and the exceptions that apply to restricted reporting.
Reporting Points of Contact: To make an unrestricted report of sexual assault, you can report to the Security Division at (570) 615-7550 or the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) at (570) 615-7509 or cell (570) 369-7967.
To make a restricted report of sexual assault, you must report to the SARC only at (570) 615-7509 or cell
If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, contact DoD Safe Helpline, a sexual assault crisis support and resources service for adult Service members of the DoD Community. Help is just a Click, Call or Text away!
Call: 877-995-5247 or Text: your location to 55-247 (inside the U.S.) / 202-470-5546 (outside the U.S.)
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