Standards for Victim Assistance Services in the Military Community
|Publication Date:||6 July 2018|
This instruction, in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5124.02 (Reference (a)):
a. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and sets standards for victim assistance services within the military community. These standards are consistent with the Standards for Victim Assistance Programs and Providers (Reference (b)) established by the National Victim Assistance Standards Consortium, but incorporate the unique needs of the military community.
b. Establishes the DoD Victim Assistance Leadership Council, referred to in this instruction as "the Council."
APPLICABILITY. This instruction:
a. 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, 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").
b. Does not apply to civilian complainants covered under Equal Employment Opportunity policy.