Captain Giovanni Avelar, USMC is the Victim and Witness Liaison Officer (VWLO) for Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and acts as the Commanding General, MCRD San Diego’s manager for the VWAP Program aboard the Depot. In that capacity, Capt Avelar chairs the VWAP Council, manages and maintains a list of all unit Victim Witness Assistance Coordinators and other Depot 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 Depot 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.
Capt Avelar can be contacted at (619) 524-0789 or click here to email her.