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Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant

 

Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant

Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

Twenty-nine Palms VWAP Program

MCAGCC 29 Palms 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

Victim Witness Liaison Officer

Captain Kimberly Martinez is the Victim and Witness Liaison Officer (VWLO) for MCAGCC, MAGTFTC 29 Palms and acts as the Commanding General, MCAGCC, MAGTFTC’s manager for the VWAP Program aboard the base.  In that capacity, Captain Martinez 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 station VWAP.

Captain Martinez can be contacted at (760) 830-5060 or click here to email her.
 

Base Services For Victims and Witnesses
Chaplain

MCAGCC, MAGTFTC chaplains offer counseling, religious ministries and related services to victims & witnesses upon request.

(760) 830-7200 (via OOD/CDO)

 

 

Victim Legal Counsel Organization

 

The VLCO is fully committed to provide legal advice and, when detailed,

representation to victims of sexual assault and other crimes, and to protect

victims' rights at all stages of the military justice process.

 

(760) 830-5162

 

 

Legal Assistance

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

(760) 830-6111


Prosecution/Military Justice Office
The MCAGCC, MAGTFTC 29 Palms, Military Justice Office provides legal advice and support to all MCAGCC, MAGTFTC 29 Palms 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.

Phone: 
(760) 830-6782

Webpage:  http://www.29palms.marines.mil/Offices/LegalServicesSupportTeam/TrialServices.aspx 


MCAGCC, MAGTFTC 29 Palms 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 – (760) 830-6275
CID   – (760) 830-6820
PMO  – (760) 830-6800


Victim Advocacy Support Program/Family Advocacy

MCAGCC’s Victim Advocates 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 (760) 830-6345. Hours are: Mon-Fri: 7am – 4pm.  Holidays and Weekends after 4pm (760) 941-3650.

(760) 830-6345


Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

Mr. Ivan Norman, as the SARC, coordinates all the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) activities about MCAGCC, MAGTFTC 29 Palms and is a point of contact for victims of sexual assault.

(760) 830-7118, 24/7 Duty number (760) 799-0273


Correctional Facilities(Brigs)

Military brigs house inmates before, during, and after the trial.  An accused servicemember placed in pretrial confinement, or sentenced to 30 days or less of confinement is housed at the MCAS Yuma Brig.  Post-trial inmates will be sent to MCB Camp Pendleton (male) or MCAS Miramar (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.

MCAS Yuma – Sgt Stephanie Davidson (928) 269-2880

MCB PendletonMSgt Brent Sherrell (760)-725-8561

MCAS MiramarJohn Plansky (858) 577-7069


Medical

Robert E. Bush Hospital provides medical services for military personnel and dependents aboard MCAGCC, MAGTFTC.


(760) 830-2190
Local Civilian Services

Barstow Victim Services Center
235 East Mt. View,
Barstow, CA  92311
(760) 256-4896

Joshua Tree Victim Services Center
6527 White Feather Road,
Joshua Tree, CA  92252
(760) 366-5740

Desert Sanctuary (Haley House)
Barstow, CA
Office Number: (760) 256-3733
24-Hour Hotline: (760) 256-3441 or 
1-800-982-2221
 

High Desert Domestic Violence Shelter
Website:
www.hd-domesticviolence.org
Location: Victorville
Office Number: (760) 843-0701
24-Hour Hotline: (760) 949-4357
 

D.O.V.E.S.
Website:
www.doves-stop-violence.org
Location: Big Bear Lake
Office Number: (909) 866-1546
24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-851-7601
 

Option House, Inc.
Website:
www.optionhouse.org
Location: San Bernadino
Office Number: (909) 383-1602
24-Hour Hotline: 1-800-381-3471
 

Life Works Counseling
1401 North El Camino Real Suite 201,
San Clemente, CA  92672
(949) 361-8883
Permanent Changes
800 South El Camino Real,
San Clemente, CA  92672
(949) 388-2763

A Better Way Outreach Program
Website:
www.abetterwaydomesticviolence.org
Office Number: (760) 955-8010
24-Hour Hotline: (760) 955-8723

House of Ruth
Website:
www.houseofruthinc.org
Location: Inland Empire
Office Number: (909) 623-4634
24-Hour Hotline: (909) 988-5559

San Bernardino County Victim Services
San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office
Website: www.vcgcb.ca.gov/sanbernardino
Phone: (909) 387-8309
Email: da@sbcda.org