A Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC) and Special Victims’ Paralegal (SVP) team provides legal representation for sexual assault survivors. SVCs must be requested by the victim and are granted in cases where the person requesting services meets eligibility criteria, or when exceptional circumstances warrant the provision of services.
The Special Victims' Counsel and Special Victims' Paralegal will vigorously defend your rights to privacy, respect, and confidentiality. The SVC team can advocate for your rights and interests to your Chain of Command, law enforcement, and throughout the Military Justice process. SVC and SVP teams have an independent chain of command at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
SVCs like Area Defense Counsel (ADCs) are assigned based on availability. This means that your local SVC team will not always be assigned to your case; however, your local team can always provide information and training, and receive and process requests for services. The Special Victims' Counsel and Special Victims’ Paralegal team stationed at Vandenberg AFB serves Edwards AFB, Vandenberg AFB, March ARB, Los Angeles AFB and the surrounding areas of Central and Southern California.
To request SVC support, call (805) 606-1521
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
SAPR Victim Advocate