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June 25, 2013

What is the Family Advocacy Program (FAP)?

The Department of Defense (DOD) established the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) to address family violence in military families. The FAP is designed to prevent, identify, report and treat all aspects of child abuse and neglect and domestic abuse/violence through outreach, prevention and intervention efforts. FAP staff is supposed to work closely and collaboratively with military commands, military law enforcement personnel, medical staff, family center personnel and chaplains, as well as civilian organizations and agencies, to prevent family violence and help troops and families develop healthier relationships.*

* Department of Defense website, Family Advocacy Program