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Domestic Violence

Background

Domestic Violence is an offense under the U.S.C., the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or State Law involving the use, attempted use, or threatened use of force or violence against a person of the opposite sex, or a violation of a lawful order issued for the protection of a person of the opposite sex, who is: (a) A current or former spouse; (b) A person with whom the abuser shares a child in common; or (c) A current or former intimate partner with whom the abuser shares or has shared a common domicile. Domestic abuse is domestic violence or a pattern of behavior resulting in emotional/psychological abuse, economic control, and /or interference with personal liberty that is directed toward a person of the opposite sex who is: (a) A current or former spouse; (b) A person with whom the abuser shares a child in common; or (c) A current or former intimate partner with whom the abuser shares or has shared a common domicile.

The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is a Command program created to provide, among other things, domestic and child abuse treatment and resources for Service members and their families.

Below, we have provided policies and directives, training material, and other resources to assist healthcare providers and Service members and their families.

If you are in an abusive relationship, contact Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647 to locate a victim advocate in your area. You may also contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). OCONUS personnel can seek assistance from the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center at 1-866-USWOMEN (879-6636).

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