Regional Victim and Witness Assistance Program

 

Mission

The Marine Corps executes a professional Victim and Witness Assistance Program in order to reduce the trauma, frustration and inconvenience experienced by victims and witnesses of crime; inform victims of their statutory rights; and, assist victim and witness understanding of the military justice process. See MCO 5800.14

 

 

Victim’s Rights

(1) To be treated with fairness and respect for the victim's dignity and privacy.

(2) To be reasonably protected from the accused.

(3) To be notified of any decision to dispose of an allege offense at court-martial, NJP or ADSEP proceedings.

(4) To be present at all public court-martial, NJP, and ADSEP proceedings, unless the court or legal advisor, after receiving clear and convincing evidence, determines that testimony by the victim would be materially affected if the victim heard other testimony at the proceeding.  This right does not obligate the government to pay for expenses incurred by the victim to be present.

(5) To be reasonably heard at any public proceeding involving release, plea, sentencing, or parole of the accused.  This right does not obligate the government to pay for expenses incurred by the victim to be present. 

(6) To confer with the attorney for the Government in the case. 

(7) To receive information about the conviction, sentence, confinement, and release of the accused. 

(8) To be notified of the apprehension of an accused, the initial appearance of an accused before a military judge, the release of the accused pending court-martial, any escape of the accuse, and the time and location of any trial, NJP, or ADSEP proceedings (including entry of guilty pleas and sentencing).

(9) To proceeding free from unreasonable delay.

(10) To receive available restitution.

 

 

VICTIM WITNESS LIAISON OFFICER

Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Brindel, USMC is the Regional Victim and Witness Liaison Officer (RVWLO) and Mr. Stanley McCormick, is the Installation Victim and Witness Liaison Officer (IVWLO) for MCB Camp Lejeune and acts as the Commanding Officer, MCIEAST and MCB Camp Lejeune’s manager for the VWAP Program aboard the installation, respectively.  In that capacity, the RVWLO chairs the VWAP Council, manages and maintains a list of all unit Victim Witness Assistance Coordinators and other base Victim Witness Representatives, provides liaison with local civilian services for victims of crime, tracks all services provided and is the central point of contact for the base program.

Pursuant to Marine Corps Directives, each office or agency which provides services to victims and witnesses (see list below) appoints a Victim Witness Assistance Representative and each unit (Battalion and Squadron level and above) appoints a Victim Witness Assistance Coordinator (VWAC).  The VWAC and other representatives are responsible for that unit or office’s part of the base VWAP.

Lieutenant Colonel Brindel can be contacted at (910) 451-7084 or MCIEast_RVWLO@usmc.mil.

 

 

Camp Lejeune Victim and Witness Assistance Program

MCB Camp Lejeune’s Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) is designed to ensure victims and witnesses of crime are treated with fairness and dignity and are afforded their rights throughout the criminal justice process – from the first report of a crime through any period of confinement adjudged by a court-martial.

The Marine Corps VWAP instruction is MCO 5800.14: MCO 5800_14 VWAP.pdf

 

 

BASE SERVICES FOR VICTIMS AND WITNESSES

Chaplain

MCB Camp Lejeune Chaplains offer counseling, religious ministries and related services to victims & witnesses upon request.

(910) 451-2807/3210


 

Legal Assistance

The MCB Camp Lejeune Legal Assistance office provides legal assistance for family matters such as divorce and child support and can provide referral to civilian attorneys when needed.

(910) 451-7085


 

Prosecution/Military Justice Office

The Military Justice Office, Legal Service Support Team Camp Lejeune, provides legal advice and support to all MCB Camp Lejeune tenant commands in the prosecution of Marines and sailors in general, special, and summary courts-martial. Rights and services afforded by the Military Justice Office to victims and witnesses during the criminal trial process include: the right to be present at all public court proceedings, the right to be contacted about the proposed dismissal of any and all charges, the right to be consulted on decisions not to prosecute, the right to be contacted regarding the proposed terms of any negotiated plea, and the right to be notified of the acceptance of a guilty plea, or any conviction, sentencing and imprisonment of the accused. 

(910) 451-8563 & 450-5628


 

MCB Camp Lejeune Criminal Investigation and Law Enforcement

NCIS, CID, and PMO provide investigative services for criminal offenses. Criminal investigators and law enforcement personnel are responsible for providing victims and witnesses of crimes with the initial information under the VWAP and ensuring they have points of contact for all available services and assistance under the VWAP.

NCIS – (910) 451-8071
CID – (910) 451-2571
PMO – (910) 451-2555/3004/3005


 

Victim Advocacy Support Program/Family Advocacy

Lejeune’s Victim Advocates/ Family Advocacy Program respond to sexual assault and domestic violence incidences 24/7 by providing supportive and advocacy services for the victim. For more information and help call (910) 451-2864. Hours are: Mon-Fri: 7:30am – 5pm. After hours, contact PMO at (910) 451-3005 and request to speak to a Victim Advocate.

(910) 451-2864/2876


 

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

Ms. Brodie, as the SARC, coordinates all the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) activities about MCB Camp Lejeune and is a point of contact for victims of sexual assault. The SAPR 24/7 hotline for MCB Camp Lejeune is (910) 750-5852.

(910) 450-5159


 

Correctional Facilities(Brigs)

Military brigs house inmates before, during and after the trial. An accused Service member placed in pretrial confinement, is housed at the MCB Camp Lejeune Brig. Post-trial inmates will be sent to Naval Consolidated Brig Facility – Chesapeake, Naval Consolidated Brig Facility–Charleston (sex offenders), Naval Consolidated Brig Facility–Miramar (sex offenders) or New Hanover County Jail (short-term, female). As a victim or a witness, upon request you will be afforded the right to receive notifications regarding changes in the status of an inmate including: release, parole, transfer, and death.

(910) 451-7465


Medical

Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune provides emergency medical services for military personnel and dependents.

(910) 450-4300

 

 

DIRECTIVES AND INSTRUCTIONS

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Department of Defense Directive 1030.1 - Victim and Witness Assistance
Department of Defense Instruction 1030.2 - Victim and Witness Assistance Procedures
Department of Defense Instruction 6400.07 - Standards for Victim Assistance Services in the Military Community
Department of Defense Instruction 1342.24 - Transitional Compensation for Abused Dependents  
Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5800.11B - Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)
Marine Corps Order 5800.14 Victim-Witness Assistance Program 
Marine Corps Base Order 5800.1 Victim-Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)
Marine Corps Order 1752.5B Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program

 

 

Victim and Witness Assistance Program Forms

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DD Form 2701 – Initial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime (Mar 2016) 
DD Form 2702 – Court-Martial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime (Mar 2016)
DD Form 2703 – Post-Trial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime (Mar 2016) 
DD Form 2704 – Victim/Witness Certification and Election Concerning Inmate Status (Mar 2013) 
DD Form 2705 – Victim/Witness Notification of Inmate Status 
DD Form 2706 – Annual Report on Victim and Witness Assistance 
DD Form 2698 – Application for Transitional Compensation 
Victims' Rights In Action Pamphlet
VWAP Pamphlet Pamphlet

 

 

Military and Civilian Programs and Services

 

 

Transitional Compensation

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MARADMIN 314/00 TRANSITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR ABUSED FAMILY MEMBERS
MARADMIN 398/04 TRANSITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR ABUSED FAMILY MEMBERS
MARADMIN 202/06 TRANSITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR ABUSED FAMILY MEMBERS (TCAFM) 
North Carolina Crime Victims Compensation Services

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

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MCIEAST VWLO and VWAC contact list (Nov 2020)
Inspector General Checklist VWAP (dated 17 Sep 2018)
VWAP Tracker Form (2020)
Sample Appointing Order
Sample VWAP Flyer
VWAP Intake Form
Article 139 Flowchart
VWAC Unit Training Brief (Updated 21 May 2018)
VWAP Jeopardy (Updated 28 Aug 2019)
Building an Effective VWAP program (Updated 15 Aug 2019)
 
DOD VWAP Council Webpage
HQMC VWAP Website (Has annual VWAP training)
Marine & Family Service, MCB Camp Lejeune - Victim Advocate
MCB Camp Lejeune Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPRP)
MCIEAST Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA)
Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice Website
Information and Referral Sheet from OVC
NC Victim Assistance Network
Web Resource from The National Crime Victim Advocate 
National Victim Assistance and Criminal/Juvenile Justice Website Roster
National Information and Referral Resources for Crime Victim/Survivor Assistance
 

 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

 

Local Civilian Services

Department of Victim Services

1-866-719-0108

Onslow County Sheriff's Office

(910) 455-3113

Jacksonville Police Department

(910) 455-4000

NC Victim Assistance Network

(919) 733-7125

Victims Compensation Services NC OVC

1-800-826-6200

NC Rape Victims Assistance Program

1-800-826-6200

Department of Justice Victims Services

http://www.ncdoj.gov/Help-for-Victims/Crime-Victims.aspx

Onslow County DA (Ernie Lee)

(910) 478-3610

FaithTrust Inst.

(206) 634-1903

Onslow Women's Center

(910) 347-4000

RAINN

1-800-656-4673

Counseling Services Branch/Victim Advocates

(910) 451-2864

Counseling Services Branch/Intake

(910) 451-2864

Naval Hospital, Social Work Dept

(910) 450-4439

Naval Hospital

(910) 450-4300

PMO Camp Lejeune

Desk Sergeant (910) 451-2555

Dispatch (910) 451-3004

Secondary (910) 451-3005

Onslow County Emergency

911

New Parent Support Program

(910) 450-9501

National Crime Victims Resource Center

1-800-627-6872

North Carolina Care Line

1-800-662-7030

Family Team Building, Camp Lejeune

(910) 451-0176

NC Division of Victim and Justice Services

1-800-862-6200

Rape Crisis

(530) 342-7273

Duty Chaplain

(910) 451-3210

Naval Hospital Chaplain

(910) 451-4070

Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society

(910) 451-5346

Red Cross, Bldg. 14

(910) 451-2173

Help Line (Brynn Marr Hospital 24 Hr)

(910) 577-1400

Onslow County Health Department

(910) 347-2154

Base Operator/Base Locator

(910) 451-1113

Legal Assistance Tri-Command

Camp Lejeune (910) 451-7085

 

New River (910) 449-6169/7161

 

Cherry Point 252-466-2311

NC Lawyer Referral Services

(704) 375-0120

Onslow County Attorney Referral Services

(910) 478-3610

NC Legal Aid

1-866-219-5262

Clerk of Court Onslow

(910) 347-4717

Onslow United Transit System

(910) 938-2053