Provide legal assistance to clients prior to and during the criminal or administrative disposition of the sexual assault, including, but not limited to, attending interviews of the victim and interfacing with investigators, military prosecutors, defense counsels, and commanders. SVCs may also provide legal assistance to clients after the case is in post-adjudication phase (e.g., post-trial or after a case is administrative disposed) on issues that have a direct nexus to the sexual assault.
Provide legal assistance to clients with filing an expedited transfer request, military protection order, and interfacing with civil authorities on filing a protective order. Legal representation in a civilian court is not authorized under this program.
Provide legal assistance to clients to ensure access to medical and mental health services, or other issues concerning the client's welfare. Also provide legal assistance to clients with respect to state and federal victim compensation and restitution programs, civilian humanitarian agencies, such as rape crisis centers and shelters.
Provide referral of clients to defense counsel services (e.g., area defense counsels or the National Guard Trial Defense Services) or the American Bar Association Military Pro Bono Project.