Navy Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC)
The Navy Victims’ Legal Counsel Program provides survivors of a sexual offense 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 offenses at Navy expense.
Victims’ Legal Counsel complement the care and support victims already receive through Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs), Victim Advocates (VAs), and Family Advocacy Program (FAP) personnel by providing legal counsel and advice on sexual offense reporting options as well as legal support during the investigation and disciplinary processing of those reports.
Navy victims of a sexual offense 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.