Domestic Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect

The Defense Department is committed to providing support for service members and their families that will enhance their readiness and resiliency. There is zero tolerance when it comes to domestic abuse and child abuse and neglect. Each branch of the service has established a Family Advocacy Program to provide for the safety of victims, hold offenders accountable and coordinate a consistent and appropriate response to domestic abuse with local community agencies.

FAP addresses spouse and intimate partner abuse, and child abuse and neglect, through prevention efforts, early identification and intervention, support for victims and treatment for offenders.

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Victim Advocate Locator

Find help for domestic abuse from the victim advocate closest to you by using the Victim Advocate Locator — whether you’re in the United States or overseas.

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Installation Program Directory

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