The Special Victim's Counsel program began in January 2013 to give victims of sexual assault a voice.
The purpose of the SVC is to provide legal advice, protect the rights and privacy of victims, and empower victims as they engage with the military justice process. Any information given to the SVC attorney or paralegal is CONFIDENTIAL. Your attorney can represent you during interviews, Article 32 hearings, and court martial proceedings.
Who can be represented?
- All active duty Air Force members regardless of a perpetrator's status
- Active duty Air Force adult and minor dependents if the perpetrator is Air Force
- Civilians (only if eligible for legal assistance) if the perpetrator is Air Force All active duty members from another service will be forwarded to the respective branches SVCs.
The SVC and Paralegal representatives for Kadena Air Base are:
SVC: Capt Robert Ritchie (DSN 634-2720 or +81-080-9850-9679)
Paralegal: SSgt De Vera (DSN 634-7193 or +81-080-9850-9680)
If you would like SVC representation we accept walk-ins or referrals through the SARC and legal office. Our hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We can be contacted at DSN 315-634-2720.