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Marine Corps Air Station New River

"Pardon Our Noise, It's The Sound Of Freedom"
Victim and Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)

William Yables Jr.
Victim Witness Liaison Officer, MCAS New River
(910) 449-7159  

Victim’s Rights

(1) To be treated with fairness and respect for the victim's dignity and privacy.

(2) To be reasonably protected from the accused.

(3) To be notified of any decision to dispose of an allege offense at court-martial, NJP or ADSEP proceedings.

(4) 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 affected if the victim heard other testimony at the proceeding.  This right does not obligate the government to pay for expenses incurred by the victim to be present.

(5) 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. 

(6) To confer with the attorney for the Government in the case. 

(7) To receive information about the conviction, sentence, confinement, and release of the accused. 

(8) 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 accuse, and the time and location of any trial, NJP, or ADSEP proceedings (including entry of guilty pleas and sentencing).

(9) To proceeding free from unreasonable delay.

(10) To receive available restitution.

RESOURCES
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DD2701 – Initial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime (Aug 2013)
DD2702 – Court-Martial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime (May 2004)
DD2703 – Post-Trial Information for Victims and Witnesses of Crime (May 2004)
DD2704 – Victim/Witness Certification and Election Concerning Inmate Status (Mar 2013)
DD2705 – Victim/Witness Notification of Inmate Status
DD2706 – Annual Report on Victim and Witness Assistance
DD2698 – Application for Transitional Compensation
 
Victims' Rights In Action
Important Links
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Mission:
Mission.  The Marine Corps executes a professional Victim and Witness Assistance Program in order to reduce the trauma, frustration and inconvenience experienced by victims and witnesses of crime; inform victims of their statutory rights; and, assist victim and witness understanding of the military justice process. See MCO 5800.14
Services\Hours

Disclaimer: The information on this site is for informational purposes only and does not represent legal advice from an attorney or the Legal Assistance Office.

Normal Weekly Events:
(Subject to Change without Notice)

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Legal Assistance Office
910-449-6169

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
0730 - 1600

Client Walk-Ins
(Consumer Law, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Military Rights and Benefits, Non-Support Claims, Name Changes, Step-Parent Adoptions, Consumer Issues, Debt Collection, Crime Victim Assistance, Child Custody, Service Member Civil Relief Act)
Monday and Wednesday
0730 - 0800 [Check In Before 0800]

 Powers of Attorney & Notary Services
Monday through Friday
0730 - 1130 and 1300 - 1545 

Wills Brief
Every Friday at 1000

Separation and Divorce Brief
Every Tuesday and Thursday @ 0700
at Camp Lejeune Legal Assistance (Building 66)

Unit Briefs available on Request
Every Tuesday and Thursday by Appointment only 

Civil Processing: 0900-1000, Thurs.