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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

 

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Cherry Point, North Carolina
 Victim and Witness Assitance Program
Victims and witnesses of crime normally suffer some adverse impact from the crime. The VWAP is designed to minimize the effects of crime and to help victims and witnesses understand and meaningfully participate in the military justice system. The VWAP ensures that Marine Corps personnel are trained to provide appropriate information, referrals, and services. It is a multi-disciplinary model designed to identify and assist crime victims and witnesses through the criminal justice process beginning with the initial report of a crime and continuing through the investigation, prosecution, sentencing, confinement, and release of an offender.

VICTIM: A person who has suffered direct physical, emotional, or pecuniary harm as a result of the commission of a crime committed in violation of the UCMJ, or in violation of the law of another jurisdiction if any portion of the investigation is conducted primarily by the DoD Components.

YOUR RIGHTS AS A VICTIM:

  • The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for your dignity and privacy;
  • The right to be reasonably protected from the accused offender;
  • The right to be notified of court proceedings;
  • The right to be present at all public court proceedings related to the offense, unless the court determines that your testimony would be materially affected if you as the victim heard other testimony at trial;
  • The right to confer with the attorney for the government in the case;
  • The right to available restitution;
  • The right to information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release of the offender.

WITNESS: A person who has information or evidence about a crime, and provides that knowledge to a DoD component about an offense in the investigative jurisdiction of a DoD component.

YOUR RIGHTS AS A WITNESS:

  • The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for your dignity and privacy;
  • The right to be reasonably protected from the accused;
  • The right to be notified of any scheduling changes which will affect your appearance at court-martial;
  • The right 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, and trial proceedings (including entry of guilty pleas);
  • The right to receive information about the conviction, sentence, confinement, and release of the accused.

 

 Law Enforcement, Court-Martial, and Confinement Information

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 - 252-466-2641
Law Enforcement CID - 252-466-2688
PMO - 252-466-5123/911

The MCAS Cherry Point Joint Law Center, Military Justice Office provides legal advice and support to all MCAS Cherry Point tenant commands in the prosecution of Marines and sailors in general and special courts-martial. 252-466-7453/2053/6702

The Camp Lejeune Military Brig houses inmates before, during and after the trial. An accused service member placed in pretrial confinement, or sentenced to 90 days or less of confinement is housed at the Camp Lejeune Brig. Post-trial inmates will be sent to Naval Consolidated Brig, Charleston, South Carolina or Chesapeake, Virginia. 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. 910-451-1308

 

 Contact Us

MCAS Cherry Point Chaplains
MCAS Cherry Point Chaplains offer counseling, religious ministries and related services to victims & witnesses upon request. 252-466-4000.  

MCAS Cherry Point Legal Assistance Office
The MCAS Cherry Point Legal Assistance Office provides legal assistance for family matters such as divorce, child support, and transitional compensation and can provide referral to civilian attorneys when needed. 252-466-2311.  

Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point Mental Health Department
The Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point Mental Health Department offers one-on-one counseling as well as a variety of group therapy programs on such topics as combat stress, PTSD, military womens issues, ADHD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and nightmare treatment. 252-466-0500.  

Naval Health Clinic
The Naval Health Clinic can provide medical care and Sexual Assault Nurse Exams for military and dependent crime victims. (252) 466-0266.  

Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program provides assistance and counseling for domestic violence perpetrators and victims. (252) 466-3264. 
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/behavioral-health/domestic-violence/   

MCAS Cherry Point Marine and Family Programs
MCAS Cherry Point Marine and Family Programs offers a number of workshops on substance abuse and prevention, anger management, family advocacy, domestic violence, sexual addiction, and a survivors of sexual abuse/assault group. MCAS Cherry Point Marine & Family Programs.  

Military OneSource
Military OneSource offers three kinds of short-term, non-medical counseling such as adjustment to situational stressors, stress management, decision-making, communication, and grief. Resources are also available for a variety of mental health issues and military-specific issues such as transitional compensation. 1-800-342-9647; Link to Military OneSource.  

Marine Corps VWAP Website
Marine Corps VWAP Website explains victims and witnesses rights with numerous links to resources and forms, including those for transitional compensation. Link to Marine Corps VWAP Website.  

National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nations leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Link to National Center for Victims of Crime.  

DoJ Office of Victims of Crime
DoJ Office of Victims of Crime provide a variety of resources for victims of crime. Link to DoJ Office of Victims of Crime.  

North Carolina Attorney General's Office
North Carolina Attorney General's Office provides assistance to victims in North Carolina of elder abuse, ID theft, consumer scams, domestic violence, and other crimes. (919) 716-6780; Link to NC Attorney General's Office.  

North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety Victims Compensation Services Division
North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety Victims Compensation Services Division helps to reimburse citizens who incur medical expenses and lost wages as a result of being an innocent victim of a crime committed in North Carolina. Link to NC Dept of Crime Control and Public Safety Victims Compensation Services Division.  

North Carolina Victim Assistance Network
North Carolina Victim Assistance Network is a non-profit organization helping victims find resources in their local communities. Resources are listed by county. Link to NC Victim Assistance Network.  

Coastal Womens Shelter
Coastal Womens Shelter provides comprehensive domestic and family violence services to Craven, Pamlico, and Jones Counties. (252) 638-5995; Link to Coastal Women's Shelter.
  
Carolines House
Carolines House provides domestic violence support in Carteret County. (252) 393-6361.  

Craven County Department of Social Services
Craven County Department of Social Services provides protective services to children and adults. (252) 636-4900; Link to Craven Co Dept of Social Services.

Carteret County Department of Social Services
Carteret County Department of Social Services provides protective services to children and adults. (252) 728-3181; Link to Carteret Co Dept of Social Services.

District Attorneys Office
District Attorneys Office, District 3B provides victim and witness services for crimes being prosecuted by the State in Craven, Carteret, and Pamlico Counties. (252) 639-3010; Link to District Attorney's Office.  

U.S. Attorneys Office, Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. Attorneys Office, Eastern District of North Carolina provides victim and witness services for crimes being prosecuted in federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina. (800) 538-1564; Link to U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of NC.  

Carolina East Medical Center
Carolina East Medical Center is located in New Bern. (252) 633-8111; Link to Carolina East Medical Center.  

Carteret General Hospital
Carteret General Hospital is located in Morehead City. (252) 808-6000; Link to Carteret General Hospital.

East Carolina Behavioral Health
East Carolina Behavioral Health provides mental and behavioral health services in Eastern North Carolina. (252) 636-1510; Link to East Carolina Behavioral Health

 

 

Victims of Sexual Assault

Victims of sexual assault are entitled to specialized assistance and services under the Marine Corps Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program. Please contact MCAS Cherry Point's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Manager, Dr. Jeannie Adair, at 252-466-5490.

Cherry Point's Victim advocates respond to sexual assault and domestic violence incidences 24/7 by providing support and advocacy services for the victims. Victim Advocate Services 24/7 Response Line 252-665-4713

Go to the Cherry Point SAPR website for a list of sexual assault resources: SAPR Info Online