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MCB Quantico VWAP Program

MCB Quantico'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

Victim 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 victims and witness in understanding the military justice process.

Victim Rights

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 proceedings free from unreasonable delay.

(10) To receive available restitution.

Victim Witness Liaison Officer

Major Christopher Capasso is the Victim and Witness Liaison Officer (VWLO) for MCB Quantico and acts as the Commander, MCB Quantico’s manager for the VWAP Program aboard the base.  In that capacity, Maj Capasso chairs the VWAP Council, manages and maintains a list of all unit Victim Witness Assistance Coordinators and other base Victim Witness Representatives, 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.

Maj Capasso can be contacted at (703) 784-9693.

MCB Quantico’s Unit Victim and 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.  



Regional Victim Legal Counsel

Maj Martz

703-784-3877

Victim Legal Counsel

Capt Brecher  

703-784-3872

H&SBn VWAC

Ms. Adriana Martinez

703-784-4468

SecBn VWAC

MSgt Gold

703-740-7287

SecBn Chief Investigator

MSgt Wenzel

703-784-0995

MCAF VWAC

2ndLt Oh

703-784-1434

HMX-1 VWAC

Maj Lack

571-494-4845

MCESG VWAC

Capt Whelan

703-784-4833

TBS VWAC

Capt Ehlert

703-432-6477

OCS VWAC

Capt Greene

703-784-2351/2352

CBIRF Indian Head VWAC

CWO2 Shapiro

301-744-2054

WTBn VWAC

Capt Tijierina

703-784-5058

HQMC PPSL Corrections

Ms. Jenny Franks

703-604-4354

8th & I

 SSgt Jackson

202-433-6638

Henderson Hall MSgt Mattis 703-614-7171
Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center Ms. Alice Nunez  703-432-6916
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity SSgt Kropf 703-432-7786

Brig VWAC (Rappahanock)

Ms. Jenny Franks

703-604-4354

Brig VWAC (Chesapeake)

Ms. Brittney Mitchell

757-421-8819

SARC/SAPRO

Ms. Cherrone Hester

703-784-3557/1419

MFS – Marine Family Services

Mrs. Gail Ketola

703-432-0053

FAP- Family Advocacy Program

Ms. Nina Manganaris

703-784-5334

FAP- Family Advocacy Program

Mr. Chip Toney

703-784-6679

Education Command Ms. Adriana Martinez 703-784-4468
Naval Health Clinic Quantico
HM1 Jenna Golding  703-784-1969
NSA Fort Meade TBD  TBD

Last Updated: 22 August 2016

 

Base Services For Victims and Witnesses
Chaplain

MCB Quantico Chaplain's offer counseling, religious ministries and related services to victims & witnesses upon request.

(703) 784-2131


Legal Assistance

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

(703)784-3126/4616


Prosecution/Military Justice Office

The MCB Quantico Military Justice Office provides legal advice and support to all MCB Quantico 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. 

(703)784-0650/3673


MCB Quantico 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 – (703) 432-0211         

CID – (703) 784-2027

PMO – (703) 784-2251


Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

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

(703) 784-3532


Medical

MCB Quantico’s medical clinic provides medical services for military personnel and dependents.

(703) 784-1725


VWAP Forms

DD2701 – Initial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime (2016)

DD2702 – Court-Martial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime (2016)

DD2703 – Post-Trial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime (2016)

DD2704 – Victim/Witness Certification and Election Concerning Inmate Status (2013)

DD2705 – Victim/Witness Notification of Inmate Status (2013)

DD2706 – Annual Report on Victim and Witness Assistance (2013)

DD2698 – Application for Transitional Compensation (1995)

 

Directives and Instructions

Marine Corps Order 5800.14 - Victim-Witness Assistance Program

Marine Corps Order 1752.5B - Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program

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)