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Camp Pendleton VWAP Program

Camp Pendleton’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 contained in MCO 5800.14.

Victim Rights:

1.  To be treated with fairness and respect for the victim’s dignity and privacy. 

2.  To be reasonable protected from the accused.

3.  To be notified of any decision to dispose of an alleged offense at court-martial, NJP, or admin separation proceedings.

4.  To be present at all public court-martial, NJP, and admin separation proceedings, unless the court or legal advisor, after receiving clear and convincing evidence, determines that testimony by the victim would be materially altered if the victim head other testimony at that 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 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 accused, and the time and location of any trial, NJP, or admin separation proceedings (including entry of guilty pleas and sentencing). 

9.  To proceedings free from unreasonable delay. 

10. To receive available restitution. 

Witness Rights:

1.  To be treated with fairness and respect for the witness’s dignity and privacy.  

2.  To be reasonable protected from the accused.

3.  To be notified of any decision to dispose of an alleged offense at court-martial, NJP, or admin separation proceedings.

4.  To be provided information about the resolution of the case to include admin separation decision, any punishment awarded to the offender, sentencing, imprisonment and release of the offender, if confined. 

5.  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 accused, and the time and location of any trial, NJP, or admin separation proceedings (including entry of guilty pleas and sentencing). 

Victim Witness Liaison Officer

First Lieutenant Ashley Robert, U.S. Marine Corps is the Victim and Witness Liaison Officer (VWLO) for Marine Corps Installion West - MCB Camp Pendleton and acts as the Commanding General, MCIWEST-MCB Campen's manager for the Victim-Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) aboard the installation.  In that capacity, the VWLO chairs the VWAP Council, manages and maintains a list of all unit Victim Witness Assistance Coordinators (VWAC) 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 VWAC. The VWAC and other representatives are responsible for that unit or office’s part of the station VWAP.

First Lieutenant Robert may be contacted at (760) 763-3804 or click here to email her.

Base Services For Victims and Witnesses
Chaplain

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

(760) 725-5322/5667


 

Prosecution/Military Justice Office

The Trial Services Office, Legal Services Support Team Camp Pendleton, provides legal advice and support to all MCB Camp Pendleton 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.

(760) 725-4612/7250


MCB Camp Pendleton 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) 725-5158
CID   – (760) 763-2796
PMO  – (760) 763-1222/2077/2076


Victim Advocacy Support Program/Family Advocacy

Camp Pendleton's Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocates respond to domestic violence incidents 24/7 by providing support and advocacy services for the victim.  For more information and help call (760) 725-9051 (Mainside) or (760) 763-6940 (North). Hours are: Mon-Thurs: 7:30am - 5pm, Fri: 7:30am - 4pm (Mainside); Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 4pm (North). After hours, call the 27/7 Domestic Violence hotline at (760)500-2633.


Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

SARC coordinates all the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) activities about MCB Camp Pendleton and is a point of contact for victims of sexual assault.

(760) 725-4460


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 MCB Camp Pendleton 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.

MCB Pendleton – (760)-725-8556/8567

MCAS Miramar – (858) 577-7069


Medical

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton provides emergency medical services for military personnel and dependents aboard MCAS San Diego.

(760) 725-1288


Local Civilian Services
Marriage Counseling
2125 South El Camino Real, Suite 206
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760)757-4412

Senior Psychology Center
2181 South El Camino Real
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760)439-9331

Christian Professional Counseling Center
2103 South El Camino Real,
Oceanside, CA  92054
(760) 722-1366
El Camino Psychology Services Pc
2181 South El Camino Real Suite 307,
Oceanside, CA  92054
(760) 722-4233
Deborah Reisfeld, LMFT
2945 Harding St. # 110,
Carlsbad, CA  92008
760-730-3939
Caring Counseling
2125 South El Camino Real Suite 206,
Oceanside, CA  92054
(760) 757-4412
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
Insideout Self Discovery
577 East Elder Street,
Fallbrook, CA  92028
(760) 451-0642
North County Psychotherapy Services
3355 Mission Avenue,
Oceanside, CA  92054
(760) 439-1930
Manic Depression Support - North Coastal Allia
1701 Mission Avenue,
Oceanside, CA  92054
(760) 722-3754
Family Recovery Center Mental ALTH System
1100 Sportfisher Drive,
Oceanside, CA  92054
(760) 439-6702
Center for Psychological and
Psychiatric Services       
2181 South El Camino Real,
Oceanside, CA  92054
(760) 721-1111
Mental Health Systems Inc - Calworks,
Calworks Multiservice Center-Oceanside

1919 Apple Street Suite A,
Oceanside, CA  92054
(760) 439-4577
Behavioral Health Concepts
209 Avenida Del Mar,
San Clemente, CA  92672
(949) 429-3278
Integrative Minds
2333 State Street,
Carlsbad, CA  92008
(760) 730-0754
A Counseling Center for Growth
2558 Roosevelt Street,
Carlsbad, CA  92008
(760) 434-9945
Carlsbad Psychology Center
2564 State Street,
Carlsbad, CA  92008
(760) 729-4931
Adult Psychiatry
3230 Waring Court Suite H,
Oceanside, CA  92056
(760) 726-6464
Optimum Health Services Dr Isacesc
3998 Vista Way,
Oceanside, CA  92056
(760) 631-3056
Laguna Psychological Services Inc.
25301 Cabot Rd,
Laguna Hills, CA  92653
(949) 831-6985
Integrated Holistic Therapies
6453 Bluegrass Lane,
Carlsbad, CA  92009
(760) 930-0726
Mrs. Emery, LMFT, ATR-BC
22600 Lambert Street Suite 802,
Lake Forest, CA  92630
(949) 586-3913
The Rebuilding Therapy Center
26041 Cape Dr. Suite 250 C,
Laguna Hills, CA  90017
(949) 380-9884
TriCare
(888)874-9378
Women's Resource Center
1963 Apple Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760)757-3500
Center for Community Solutions
4508 Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
(888_365-4657
North County Lifeline
200 Michigan Avenue
Vista, CA 92084
(760)726-4900
Community Resource Center
650 Second Street
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760)753-1156
Family Forces
(760)300-3313
Family Justice Centers: Southwest FJC
30045 Technology Dr, Ste 101
Murrieta, CA 92563
(951)304-5680
San Diego FJC
1122 Broadway, Ste 200
San Diego, CA 92101
North County District Attorney's Office
325 S. Melrose Drive, Ste 5000
Vista, CA 92081
(760)806-4004
 California Victim Compensation
San Diego County: (619)531-4041
North County Region: (760)806-4004