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Domestic Violence in the Military

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Updated: 
October 9, 2019

What is the Family Advocacy Program (FAP)?

The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is the Department of Defense (DoD) program designated to address domestic abuse, child abuse, and child neglect. The FAP works in coordination with key military departments and civilian agencies to prevent abuse, encourage early identification and prompt reporting, promote victim safety and empowerment, and provide appropriate treatment for affected service members and their families.

To find the FAP closest to you, search by zip code or military installation on the Military One Source website.