Ms. Wanetta Blackwell is the Victim and Witness Liaison Officer (VWLO) for MCLB Barstow and acts as the Commanding Officer, MCLB Barstow's manager for the VWAP Program aboard the base. In that capacity, Ms. Blackwell 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.
Ms. Blackwell can be contacted at (760) 577-6748.