To provide timely, competent, and comprehensive legal support to commanders, Marines, and families while providing mentorship and guidance to judge advocates and Legal Service Specialists to elevate the practice of law.
Regional Section Heads
Victim Legal Counsel Office
Victim Witness Liaison Office
Trial Services Office
Complex Trial Team
The Regional Victim and Witness Liaison Officer (RVWLO) for Marine Corps Installations Pacific acts as the manager for the VWAP Program for the Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. The RVWLO 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 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 obligations under the VWAP.
The RVWLO may be contacted at DSN: 315-645-3977.
1. Victim Rights
a. To be treated with fairness and respect for the victim's dignity and privacy.
b. To be reasonably protected from the accused.
c. To be notified of any decision to dispose of an alleged offense at court-martial, Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP), or Administrative Separation (ADSEP) proceedings.
d. 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 altered if the victim heard other testimony at that proceeding. This right does not obligate the government to pay for expenses incurred by the victim to be present.
e. 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.
f. To confer with the attorney for the government in the case.
g. To receive information about the conviction, sentence, confinement, and release of the accused.
h. 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 accused, and the time and location of any trial, NJP, or ADSEP proceedings (including entry of guilty pleas and sentencing).
i. To proceedings free from unreasonable delay.
j. To receive available restitution.
2. Witness Rights
a. To be treated with fairness and respect for the witness’s dignity and privacy.
b. To be reasonably protected from the accused.
c. To be notified of any decision to dispose of an alleged offense at court-martial, NJP or ADSEP proceedings.
d. To be provided information about the resolution of the case to include ADSEP decisions, any punishment awarded to the offender, sentencing, imprisonment, and release of the offender, if confined.
e. 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 accused, and the time and location of any trial, NJP, or ADSEP proceedings (including entry of guilty pleas and sentencing).
Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
Camp Butler's Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocates respond to domestic violence incidents 24/7 by providing support and advocacy services for the victim.
Camp Foster, Bldg 439
DSN: (315) 645-2915
For domestic violence incidents that occur hours, call military police at DSN: 911 or Off-Base: 098-911-9111 for emergency response, and ask the military police to put you in touch with a Victim Advocate.
Families Overcoming Under Stress (FOCUS)
FOCUS teaches families to communicate more effectively, set goals, problem solve and reduce stress and conflict within the family. Families that do these things well are more prepared to overcome the challenges of the military lifestyle. FOCUS also assists families with developing a plan to support positive family roles and enhance healthy family interactions.
DSN: (315) 645-6077; Off-Base: 098-970-6077
Personal and Family Counselors are available to provide individual, marital, and family counseling for service members and their families. Licensed and experienced counselors are here to help you or your family with the challenges of military life, marriage, parenting, deployment, and reunion and reintegration. These challenges can affect your emotional well-being, relationships, family life and military readiness. Services are confidential, within the limits of the law, and counseling records are not kept permanently or as part of any medical record.
DSN: (315) 645-7734; Off-Base: 098-970-7734
Currently no website available (Check back April 2017)
U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa (Camp Foster) provides emergency and routine care, examinations, and voluntary DNA collection to victims of assault.
DSN: (315) 646-7555; Off-Base 098-971-7555
Military brigs house inmates before, during, and after the trial. 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.
Brig Victim and Witness Liaison: (315) 623-4692/4545
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.
Directory of Law Enforcement Contact Numbers (Work in progress. Old link broken)
MCIPAC Chaplains offer counseling, religious ministries and related services to victims & witnesses upon request.
DSN: (315) 645-2501
The Military Justice Office, Legal Services Support Section, provides legal advice and support to all MCB Camp Butler tenant commands in the prosecution of Marines and sailors in general, special, and summary courts-martial.
DSN: (315) 645-3982
The Legal Assistance office provides crime victims and witnesses information regarding their rights under the Victim Witness Assistance Program and applicable law and regulation.
The Legal Assistance provides legal assistance for family matters such as divorce and child support and can provide referral to civilian attorneys when needed.
DSN: (315) 645-1037
SARCs coordinate Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) activities and serve as a point of contact for victims of sexual assault.
24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline: DSN: 645-HOPE (4673); Off-Base: 098-970-4673
Emergencies: DSN: 911; Off-Base: 098-911-9111
This menu provides unit Victim and Witness Assistance Coodinators (VWACs) with documents that will help VWACs meet their billet requirements.