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Who is Eligible for this Program?
The Victim/Witness Assistance Program is applicable to the following members of Team Coast Guard:

Purpose of Program
The Victim/Witness Assistance Program is intended to ensure that all victims and witnesses of crime who suffer physical, financial, or emotional trauma receive the assistance and protection to which they are entitled.

Program Confidentiality
Discussions of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program are confidential within the following guidelines:

The following definitions apply to the Victim/Witness Assistance Program:

Services and Resources Available
The following services and resources are available within the Victim/Witness Assistance Program:

Requesting Services or Resources
These services or resources can be obtained by contacting the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator (EAPC) at your Regional Work-Life Staff. Work-Life Staffs are located at Integrated Support Commands CG-wide and at the Headquarters Support Command.

Related Program Information
In addition to services available through Coast Guard programs, victims and witnesses of crimes that did not occur on Coast Guard property should be referred to the appropriate state or federal Victim/Witness Assistance Program for the correct jurisdiction where the crime occurred.

Program References
The following reference provides details of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program:

Related Web Sites
The following web sites provide information related to the Victim/Witness Assistance Program:

Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Employee Assistance Program Manager, Ms. Lisa Teems  CG-1112, at (202) 475-5157, Fax: (202) 475-5907 or email at

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