DODD 5505.19 CE-02
Establishment of Special Victim Investigation and Prosecution (SVIP) Capability within the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations (MCIOs)
|Publication Date:||23 March 2017|
PURPOSE. This instruction:
a. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the MCIOs to implement a special victim capability in accordance with the authority in Appendix 3 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (a)) and DoD Directive (DoDD) 5106.01 (Reference (b)) and pursuant to section 573 of Public Law (P.L.) 112-239 (Reference (c)).
b. Implements the investigative portion of Reference (c) requiring each Military Service to establish a special victim capability comprised of specially trained MCIO investigators, judge advocates, paralegals, and victim witness assistance personnel to support victims of covered special victim offenses. To avoid confusion with Special Victims' Counsel programs, this capability will be referred to as the SVIP capability.
c. Incorporates and cancels Directive-type Memorandum (DTM) 14-002 (Reference (d)).
APPLICABILITY. This instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG DoD), the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").