FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP)

 
Family Advocacy is a leadership issue.  As part of the tradition of "taking care of our own,” it is the responsibility of Navy service members to ensure the safety, health and well-being of their family members.  A continuous effort to reduce and eliminate child and domestic abuse shall be actively pursued at every level of command.  
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is a command directed program that provides clinical assessment, treatment and services for service members and their families involved in incidents of child abuse and domestic abuse.  The primary goals of FAP are prevention, victim safety and support, rehabilitative interventions, command and offender accountability, and providing a consistent and appropriate coordinated community response.  Commander, Installations Command provides FAP support enterprise-wide through the Fleet and Family Support Programs.  FAP information and services are available at local Fleet and Family Support Centers or Military Family Service Centers.
 
 
Domestic Violence Incident Count - Consequent Command Actions (DVIC-CCA)
In response to a congressionally mandated report requirement for domestic violence, the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel & Readiness) issued a memo on 4 April 2014 outlining the type of domestic violence incidents (DVIs) to track and report.  A reportable incident is defined as a DVI in which the offender is an active-duty service member (including reserve personnel in an active-duty status) which meets one or more of the following abuse criteria: Grievous Bodily Harm, Severity Level 3 (Severe Physical), Severity Level 2 (Moderate Physical), or the Sexual Abuse of a spouse or intimate partner (these are outlined in NAVADMIN 037/15).  OPNAVINST 1752.2C directs Family Advocacy personnel to review all domestic violence incidents (DVI) and assign a severity level using Department of Defense Family Advocacy Program Incident Severity Scale.  Incidents that meet DVIC-CCA reporting criteria shall be reported to the parent command of the Service Member by CCSM letter, recorded in the Navy Central Registry (NCR) and reported to OPNAV N170 as directed by NAVADMIN 004/16.
 
Transitional Compensation for Abused Dependents (TCAD)
Transitional compensation benefits are available for abused dependents or former dependents of nonretirement eligible members of the Armed Forces for a period not to exceed 36 months (normally benefits are authorized for 24 months*).  The benefits and requirements for the Navy's TCAD program are prescribed in OPNAVINST 1750.3A.  TCAD is a congressionally authorized program which provides temporary monetary payments and benefits to dependent family members of service members or former service members who are separated from the military due to dependent-abuse offenses.  TCAD provisions apply to members who, on or after November 30, 1993:
     1.  Separate from active duty under a court-martial sentence resulting from a dependent-abuse offense,
     2.  Separate from active duty for administrative reasons if the basis for separation includes a dependent-abuse offense, or
     3.  
Are sentenced to forfeiture of all pay and allowances by a court-martial that has convicted the member of a dependent-abuse offense.
*  The Secretary of the Navy authorized 24 months of payments for TCAD cases effective 11Dec18 (ASN (M&RA)).
 
Resources
  
References
 DoD Policy
DoD 7000.14-R, Volume 7B, Chapter 60  Financial Management Regulation (Apr20)
DoDI 1342.22  Military Family Readiness (3Jul12, Ch2 11Apr17)
DoDI 1342.24  Transitional Compensation for Abused Dependents (23Sep19)
DoDI 5505.19  Special Victim Investigative and Prosecution (SVIP) Capability within the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations (MCIO) (3Feb15, Ch-1 4Sep15)
DoDI 6400.01  Family Advocacy Program (FAP) (1May19)
DoDI 6400.03  Family Advocacy Command Assistance Team (FACAT) (25Apr14, Ch-1 3Apr17)
DoDI 6400.05  New Parent Support Program (NPSP) (13Jun12,Ch-1 15Apr20)
DoDI 6400.06  Domestic Abuse Involving DoD Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel (21Aug07, Ch-4 26May17)
DoDI 6400.07  Standards for Victim Assistance Services in the Military Community (25Nov13, Ch-2 6 Jul18)
DoDI 6495.01  Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program (23Jan12, CH-1 30Apr13, Ch-4 11Sep20)
DoD 6400.1-M-1  Manual for Child Maltreatment and Domestic Abuse Incident Reporting System (15Jul05)
DoDM 6400.01, Volume 1  FAP: FAP Standards (22Jul19)
DoDM 6400.01, Volume 2  FAP: Child Abuse and Domestic Abuse Incident Reporting System (11Aug16)
DoDM 6400.01, Volume 3  FAP: Clinical Case Staff Meeting (CCSM ) and Incident Determination Committee(IDC) (11Aug16)
DoDM 6400.04, Volume 4  FAP: Guidelines for Clinical Intervention of Persons Reported as Domestic Abusers (2Mar15, Ch-1 4Apr17)

 
DON Policy
SECNAVINST 1752.3B  FAP (10Nov05)
OPNAVINST 1750.3A    Transitional Compensation for Abused Dependents Policy (11May16)
OPNAVINST 1752.2C    FAP (20May20)

 
Military Personnel Manual (MILPERSMAN) Articles
1300-1200   Safety Transfers
1300-1205   Expedited Transfers
1910-100     Reasons for Separation
1910-162     Separation by Reason of FAP Rehabilitation Failure
1910-233     Mandatory Separation Processing

  
DD Forms
DoD (DD) Forms used in the FAP can be accessed at DoD Forms Management Program.


 
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