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The 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 5800.16


1stLt David B. Jastrab, USMC, is the Victim and Witness Liaison Officer (VWLO) for MCAS Yuma and acts as the Commanding Officer, MCAS Yuma's manager for the VWAP Program aboard the air station. In that capacity, 1stLt Jastrab 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.


1stLt Jastrab can be contacted at (928) 269-2802 or 



MCAS Yuma Chaplain offer counseling, religious ministries and related services to victims & witnesses upon request.

(928) 269-2371/3454

Legal Assistance

The MCAS Yuma Legal Assistance office provides crime victims and witnesses information regarding their rights under the Victim Witness Assistance Program and applicable law and regulation.

(928) 269-3586/2481 

Prosecution/Trial Services Office

The MCAS Yumas Legal Services Support Detachment provides legal advice and support to all MCAS Yuma 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.

(928) 269-3483 

MCAS Yuma 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   (928) 269-2305/3155

CID     (928) 269-2362/6000

PMO   (928) 269-3128

Victim Advocacy Support Program

Yuma’s Victim Advocates respond to sexual assault and domestic violence incidences 24/7 by providing supportive and advocacy services for the victim.  For more information and help call (928) 269-5256. Hours are: Mon - Fri: 7am - 4pm. Holidays and weekends after 4pm (928) 941-3650.


Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

Ms. Claudia Orozco, as the SARC, coordinates all the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) activities about MCAS Yuma and is a point of contact for victims of sexual assault.

Work (928) 269-2994

Cell     (928) 210-3027

24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline (928) 941-3601

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 MCAS Yuma Brig.  Post-trial inmates will be sent to MCAS 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.

MCAS Yuma – (928) 269-2881

MCAS Miramar – (858) 577-7069


MCAS Yuma’s medical clinic provides medical services for military personnel and dependents.

(928) 269-2700



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.


MCAS YUMA SJA  (928) 269-3484 
MCAS YUMA VWLO (928) 269-3408
H&HS (928) 269-6013
MAG-13 (928) 269-3386
MALS-13 (928) 269-2853
VMFA-211 (928) 269-6516
VMA-214 (928) 269-2827
VMA-311 (928) 269-2338
VMX-1 (928) 269-6759
MACS-1 (928) 269-3905
MWSS-371 (928) 269-3407
MAWTS-1 (928) 269-2060
VMFA-122 (928) 269-8727
VMFT-401 (928) 269-5502
VMU-1 (928) 269-7448
CLC-16 (928) 269-5374
PMO/CID (928) 269-6370
BRIG (928) 269-2850
NCIS (928) 269-3155
SARC (928) 269-2994
FAP MANAGER (928) 269-2561
FAP VA  (928) 269-2561
SAPR (928) 269-2990
CHAPLAIN (928) 269-2371
TRIAL COUNSEL (928) 269-3483
LEGAL ASSISTANCE (928) 269-2802

Information Resources 24 Hour Information and Referral

602-263-8900, 1-800-799-7739

Yuma Police Department


Yuma County Sheriff’s Office


Crime Victim Compensation Program

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards 703-780-3200

Yuma County Attorney’s Office 928-817-4300

Domestic Violence – Abuse Crisis Counseling

AZ Child Abuse or Neglect Hotline (CPS)

1-888-SOS-CHILD (767-2445)

Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Boys Town National Hotline (24 Hours) 1-800-448-3000

Casa de Yuma (Sexual Assault Hotline) 928-782-7273

MCAS Family Advocacy Program 928-269-2561

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Amberly’s Place 928-373-0849

Legal Services

Victim Rights and Witness Assist Program – AZ State Attorney General


Orders of Protection/Injunctions Against Harassment

San Luis Municipal Court 928-627-8052, Ext 18

Wellton Municipal Court 928-785-3348

Yuma Municipal Court 928-373-4800

Somerton Municipal Court 928-627-2722

Sexual Abuse Counseling

Amberly’s Place 928-373-0849

Childhelp USA (Scottsdale) 480-922-8212

Coalition to End Arizona Sexual Exploitation (Phoenix)


MCAS Yuma Victim Advocate Services

928-269-5612, 928-941-3650 (emergency number)

Victim Services

Office of Victim Services – AZ State Attorney General


Yuma County Attorney Victim Witness Program


Amberly’s Place 928-373-0849

Safe House Shelter 928-782-0044