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Victim Witness Liaison Officer

LtCol David Nasca

LtCol David Nasca is the Regional Victim and Witness Liaison Officer (RVWLO) for MCB Quantico and acts as the Commander, MCINCR-MCB Quantico’s manager for the VWAP Program aboard the base.  In that capacity, LtCol Nasca chairs the VWAP Council, 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 (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.
LtCol Nasca can be contacted at (703) 784-2354.

About

MCB Quantico's 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 5800.14

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 victims and witness in understanding the military justice process.
 

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 proceedings free from unreasonable delay.

(10) To receive available restitution.

MCB Quantico’s Unit Victim and Witness Assistance Coordinators

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. 

Position Rank Last Name First Name Phone Email
Installation Victim Witness Liaison Officer LtCol Nasca David 703-784-2354 david.nasca@usmc.mil
Regional Victim Legal Counsel Maj Gherezghiher Andom 703-784-3877 andom.gherezghiher@usmc.mil
Installation Victim Legal Counsel Capt Keefe Joshua 703-784-3872 joshua.p.keefe@usmc.mil
LSSS VWAC  MSgt  Rico Jorge  703-432-0060  jorge.m.rico@usmc.mil
Sec Bn VWAC 2ndLt Vacek Joseph 703-784-2731 joseph.vacek@usmc.mil
MCAF VWAC 1stLt Alicea David 703-784-2442 david.alicea@usmc.mil
HMX-1 VWAC Maj Schade Jackson 571-494-4909 jackson.l.schade@whmo.mil
MCESG VWAC Capt Cvetkov Cvetomir 703-389-4530 cvetomir.cvetkov@usmc.mil
TBS VWAC Capt Bates Peter 703-784-5677 peter.bates@usmc.mil
OCS VWAC Capt Powell Austin 703-784-2914 austin.powell@usmc.mil
WT Bn VWAC Maj Hichak Timothy 703-784-6758 timothy.hichak@usmc.mil

Base Services For Victims and Witnesses

Chaplain
MCB Quantico Chaplain's offer counseling, religious ministries and related services to victims & witnesses upon request.
(703) 784-2131

Legal Assistance
The MCB Quantico Legal Assistance Office provides legal assistance for family matters such as divorce and child support and can provide referral to civilian attorneys when needed.
(703)784-3127

Prosecution/Military Justice Office
The MCB Quantico Military Justice Office provides legal advice and support to all MCB Quantico 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.
(703)784-0650/3673

MCB Quantico 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 – (703) 432-0211
            (703) 784-2027         
CID –  (703) 784-2027
PMO – (703) 784-2252

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
SARC coordinates all the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) activities about MCB Quantico and is a point of contact for victims of sexual assault.
(703) 784-3532

Medical
MCB Quantico’s medical clinic provides medical services for military personnel and dependents.
(703) 784-1725

Marine Family Services
Behavioral Health – (703) 784-1115
Victim Advocacy Program – (703) 784-2675
For more details on Marine Family Services, (CLICK HERE)

Additional Resources

For additional resources, links, and forms, visit the VWAP site at HQ Marine Corps by clicking here.