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Field Medical Training Battalion - West

"We Learn Today, So We May Lead Tomorrow"

UNIFORMED VICTIM ADVOCATES (UVA)




FMTB-W UNIFORM VICTIM ADVOCATES

Email:  fmtb-w-uva@usmc.mil
Phone:  (760) 725-6459

As a Uniformed Victim Advocate for Field Medical Training Battalion, It is our responsibility to provide confidential support and services to victims of sexual assault. These responsibilities were set forth in policies established by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program at HQMC.

Sexual assault is a crime. It is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat, abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender, spousal relationship, or age of the victim.

In the event of a sexual assault, a victim has the option of a Restricted report, which means they can recieve services and medical care anonymously. Military personnel are mandatory reporters of sexual assualt, except where policy has made certain members exempt through confidentiality. Members with confidentiality are Uniformed Victim Advocates (UVA), Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC), Marine & Family Services (M&FS) personnel, and Healthcare providers.

If you are a victim of sexual assault, contact any command UVA or one of the civilian Victim Advocates (VA) immediately. We will ensure you recieve prompt medical attension and will advise you of your options in reporting the assault. We assist victims in dealing with the command, law enforcement, and medical personnel; if desired, we can be present during medical exams and court proceedings. VA's are civilian members of the M&FS program, who are avalible 24 hours a day, 265 days a year to provide crisis intervention and support for victims of sexual assault.

PLEASE BE SURE TO SPEAK TO A UNIFORMED VICTIM ADVOCATE OR VICTIM ADVOCATE BEFORE YOU CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT OR YOUR COMMAND.

Once you inform law enforcement officials or a representive from your command, a restricted report is no longer an option.

It is vital that sexual assaults be reported. This is not only for your own health and safety, but for the health and safety of others who may become victims. Although you may understandably feel frightened or embarrassed, please do not allow those feelings to influence your decision to report the crime. Remember, this is a crime against you. You are not to blame, the perpetrator is.

RESOURCES

Marine & Family Services
(760) 725-9051
Website

Camp Pendleton SARP
(760) 500-1707 24 hour confidental hotline
Website

DoD Safe Helpline
(877) 995-5247 
Website

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
(760) 725-1288 Quarter Deck
Website

Mission
Develop, coordinate, resource, execute and evaluate training and education concepts, policies, plans and programs to ensure the Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman is prepared for assignment with the operational forces.
Vision

To be the best training command within the United States Marine Corps; producing the best trained, best prepared, and battle ready Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman.  He will be prepared to meet the challenges of present and future operational environments.

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