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MCB Hawaii VWAP Program

MCB Hawaii'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 at Chapter 6 of the LEGADMINMAN, click: MCO P5800.16A.

Victim Witness Liaison Officer

CWO3 Diane Wyss is the Victim and Witness Liaison Officer (VWLO) for MCB Hawaii and acts as the Commanding Officer, MCB Hawaii’s manager for the VWAP Program aboard the air station.  In that capacity, CWO3 Wyss 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.

CWO3 Wyss can be contacted at (808) 257-1613 or click here to email her.

Base Services For Victims and Witnesses

Chaplain

The MCB Hawaii Chaplain offers counseling, religious ministries and related services to victims & witnesses upon request. 

(808) 257-5138


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

(808) 257-6738
Prosecution/Military Justice Office

The MCB Hawaii Legal Service Center, Military Justice Office provides legal advice and support to all MCB Hawaii 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.
(808) 257-6750
MCB Hawaii 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 – (808) 257-1777
CID –   (808) 257-1305/06
PMO –  (808) 257-7114/2123


Victim Advocacy Support Program
MCB Hawaii’s Victim advocates respond to sexual assault and domestic violence incidences 24/7 by providing supportive and advocacy services for the victim. HOTLINE: 216-7175

(808) 257-7784/8857

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

Ms. Brenda Huntsinger, as the SARC, coordinates all the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) activities about MCB Hawaii and is a point of contact for victims of sexual assault.

(808) 257-7777

Correctional Facilities (Brigs)

Military brigs house inmates before, during, and after the trial.  An accused service member assigned to a MCB Hawaii command will placed into pretrial or post-trial confinement at the Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar, Detachment Pearl Harbor (NAVCON Brig Miramar).  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.

(808) 472-5610
Medical

MCB Hawaii Branch Medical Clinic provides medical services for military personnel and their dependents.

(808) 473-0247

Unit Victim & Witness Assistance Coordinators
A Unit VWAC is the command’s primary point of contact for victim and witness assistance matters.  In conjunction with the VWLO, VWACs coordinate victim and witness assistance matters within their unit.  Victims and witnesses should not hesitate to contact their unit’s VWAC for more information, assistance, or to help get in contact with victim and witness assistance services.

 HQBN  (808) 257-3294
 1/12  (808) 257-2164
   
 3d Reg  (808) 257-5512
 1/3  (808) 257-2290
 2/3  (808) 257-2581
 3/3  (318) 359-5413
   
 MAG-24  (808) 257-3222
 HMH-363  (808) 257-4420
 HMH-463  (808) 257-5708
 HMH-362  (808) 2579220
   
 MCAF  (808) 257-2013
 MALS-24  (808) 257-1900
 3rd RadBn  (808) 257-2652
 4th Force Recon  (808) 257-8942
 MARFORPAC  (808) 257-8365
   
 CLB-3  (808) 257-1558
 CLC-35  (808) 257-1600