Military Commissions Seal
Victim/Witness Assistance Program

Victim/Witness Assistance Program
The Office of Military Commissions (OMC) Victim/Witness Assistance Program (VWAP) is a Directorate under the Office of Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor. The Victim/Witness Assistance Program Directorate is committed to making military commissions accessible to victims and their family members, and to providing logistical support for witnesses participating in military commissions.
Victims and their Families
The Office of Military Commissions Victim/Witness Assistance Program is committed to ensuring that victims are:
  • Treated with fairness and respect for the victim’s privacy and dignity
  • Reasonably protected from the accused offender
  • Allowed to confer with the Victim/Witness Assistance Program Director
  • Allowed to speak with the prosecutors assigned to the case
  • Notified of court proceedings
  • Provided information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment and transfer of the offender, for the duration of military commission proceedings.

The Victim/Witness Assistance Program Directorate is also committed to ensuring that witnesses participating in military commissions proceedings are able to do so safely and in a manner that protects their privacy. The VWAP Directorate provides logistical and other support to military commissions witnesses. For more information, witnesses should coordinate with the party calling them to testify.

Contact Us
If you are interested in viewing the hearings, and/or being on our mailing list, please fill out this form.  We look forward to working with you.

For additional information, please contact the program staff. If you are a victim or a family member of a victim, click here to logon to the password-protected portion of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program site.

Victims of the 9/11 or USS COLE cases who wish to speak with defense counsel may contact the Deputy Chief Defense Counsel at 571-256-9697.