June 3, 2021
Communication is Key to Supporting Victims
A majority of sexual assault victims report feeling a lack of support from their leadership, and almost twothirds of victims report experiencing a behavior in line with retaliation. As a former Staff Judge Advocate, these numbers did not reflect my experiences advising Navy commands.
April 30, 2021
Victims’ Legal Counsel Program Provides Essential Support
As Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) – which is commemorated each April throughout the Department of Defense – draws to a close, the Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps continues working tirelessly on behalf of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Its Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) program has provided assistance and advocacy to more than 6,100 people since its inception, fulfilling a critical legal need.
Sept. 25, 2018
2018 Victims’ Legal Counsel Symposium
Members of the Navy's Victims’ Legal Counsel (VLC) Program attended the 2018 training symposium aboard Naval Base San Diego the week of August 21-24. In addition to the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, in att...
June 22, 2018
Victims’ Legal Counsel Serves as Panelist at Italian Jurisprudence Conference
Lt. Robert McRight, Navy Victims' Legal Counsel (VLC) Naples, Italy participated in a military justice panel in Santa Maria Capua Vetere on May 25, 2018. The panel, entitled "Magistratura ...
July 30, 2015
Prep work to testify for Navy Medicine Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners
BREMERTON, Wash. - From the clinical to the courtroom, the initial Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiner (SAMFE) training held at Naval Hospital Bremerton switched to the military justice process for t...
Feb. 25, 2015
Legal Services for Crime Victims
Navy Victims' Legal Counsel (VLC) provide eligible victims of a military sexual offenses with a dedicated attorney to help them understand the investigation and military justice process, safeguard their legal rights and interests, advocate on their behalf, and obtain additional support in accessing resources that may assist in their recovery.
Oct. 25, 2012
Victim Witness Assistance Program, More than Just Filling out a Form
This past April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign reiterated the importance of providing this critical support to victims.