Here’s a link to a Stars and Stripes report that that the Air Force JAG Corps has designated 60 judge advocates as Special Victims’ Counsel. These lawyers will enter into attorney-client relationships with military members and adult dependants who report that they are victims of sexual offenses. The program will launch on 28 January.
The article reports that the Air Force Special Victims’ Counsel “will be able to help with everything from reassignment requests and non-contact orders to courts martial and appeals . . . . The attorneys can help victims with issues related to collateral misconduct and privacy rights and can request testimonial immunity from the government.”
Stars and Stripes also published this article about sexual assault prosecutions in the Air Force, prominently featuring the widely respected Chief of the Air Force Government Trial and Appellate Counsel Division, Col Don Christensen.