The Special Victims' Counsel (SVC) program is run by the JAG Corps. Its members are experienced attorneys and paralegals who are specially trained to represent victims of sexual assault. The SVC represents the client directly and does not report to the local chain of command. The SVC also ensures that the client's expressed interests are heard by leadership and the prosecuting legal office.
Qualified attorneys and paralegals can become Special Victims' Counsels and Special Victims' Paralegals by volunteering on the Assignment Management System (AMS). The latest qualifications should be posted on the SPECAT.