IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE: Call the 24/7 DoD Safe Helpline at (877) 995-5247
The Marine Corps Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) is designed to ensure victims and witnesses of crime are treated with fairness, dignity, and are afforded their rights throughout the military justice process. The VWAP is designed to provide assistance to victims and witnesses – from initial contact by investigators to final resolution of all charges, including periods of confinement and possible rehearing. Please call 703-693-9299 for more information about the Marine Corps VWAP.
Victims of sexual assault are entitled to specialized assistance and services under the Marine Corps Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program. The USMC SAPR program website link is located in the VWAP Quick Links box (to the right). Your local Victim Witness Liaison Officer aboard Marine Corps Installations are also available to assist you.
Each Marine Corps Installation’s VWAP is managed by a Victim Witness Liaison Officer (VWLO) appointed by the Base Commander. Additionally, VWAP representatives are appointed to a Base VWAP Council from individual units, law enforcement agencies, corrections facilities, medical facilities, NCIS and Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS). These local officials fulfill the VWAP mission at the base level, providing vital services for victims and witnesses of crime.