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Domestic Violence in the Military

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Laws current as of June 21, 2024

What is the Family Advocacy Program (FAP)?

The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is the Department of Defense (DoD) program that addresses domestic abuse, child abuse, and child neglect. The FAP works in coordination with key military 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 or domestic abuse victim advocate closest to you, search by zip code or military installation on the DoD Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate Locator.