Navy Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC)
The Navy Victims’ Legal Counsel Program provides military sexual assault survivors with a dedicated attorney to help victims understand the investigation and military justice process, guard their legal rights and interests and obtain additional support in accessing resources that may assist in their recovery. This attorney is provided to Navy service members and other eligible victims of sexual assault at Navy expense.
Victims’ Legal Counsel complement the care and support victims already receive through Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Victim Advocates (VAs) by providing legal counsel and advice on sexual assault reporting options as well as legal support during the investigation and disciplinary processing of those reports.
Navy sex assault victims will have an opportunity to discuss their concerns with someone who represents only their interests, so that they are prepared to participate more comfortably and effectively in the investigation and processing of their cases.
Navy Victims’ Legal Counsel are assigned regionally to maximize availability of counsel where needed most. Contact the counsel closest to you using the drop down menu below.