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Special Victims' Counsel

The Joint Base Langley-Eustis Special Victims' Counsel (SVC) assists eligible victims through most criminal and civil legal matters relating to a reported sexual assault, whether restricted or unrestricted; SVCs are NOT mandatory reporters. SVCs ensure that Victim's Rights, as defined by Congress, are maintained throughout the court-martial process as well as protecting Victims' privacy rights throughout the investigation and court-marital process. SVCs can attend all interviews with the victim (in person or by telephone).

Key Victim's Rights
(1) The right to be reasonably protected from the accused.

(2) The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any related proceeding, and to be included at those hearings (unless an exception is met).

(3) The right to be heard at a public hearing concerning the continuation of confinement prior to trial of the accused; sentencing hearing relating to the offense; and a public proceeding of the service clemency and parole board relating to the offense.

(4) The right to receive restitution as provided in law.

(5) The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay.

(6) The right to be treated with fairness and treaded with respect for the dignity and privacy of the victim of a sexual assault.
SVC Information
What SVCs do for victims of sexual assault:

- Advocate your voice and choice

- Provide CONFIDENTIAL legal advice

- Protect your rights and privacy interests

- Provides legal assistance

- Advises you on the investigation and prosecution process

-Attends interviews, hearings, and Courts-Martial with you

Who does the SVC work for?

- SVCs DO NOT work for anyone on base except you

- SVCs have an independent chain of command in Washington, DC

Contact your SVC, SARC, FAP, or Legal Office to request an SVC

- Restricted Reports: Go to the SARC, FAP, Chaplain, or Health Care Provider to ensure the report remains restricted.

Special Victims' Counsel Seal

Victims' Counsel Office
120 Burrell Loop Rd.
Bldg 68, Room 206

(757) 225-1629
DSN 575-1629

Emergency Phone Numbers

Emergency: Dial 911

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988

Sexual Assault Hotlines

Langley SAPR 24/7 Hotline: (757) 764-7272
Eustis SHARP 24/7 Hotline: (757) 268-8967


Military Police

Langley Non-Emergency: (757) 764-5091
Eustis Non-Emergency: (757) 878-4555