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Domestic Violence in Military Families
This section provides resources related to working with military families around issues involving domestic violence.
Family Advocacy Program: Domestic Abuse
Provides basic information about domestic abuse, victim advocacy services, protection orders, transitional compensation, and resources and links that can provide more insight into domestic abuse issues.
Collaborating for Safety: Coordinating the Military and Civilian Response to Domestic Violence: Elements and Tools
Offers guidelines for coordinating services of civilian and military agencies to domestic violence cases involving military personnel to ensure victim safety and autonomy, hold perpetrators accountable, and provide safety and support to the children. (PDF - 624 KB)
Domestic Abuse Involving DoD Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel (PDF - 174 KB)
United States Department of Defense (2007)
Includes regulations for establishing, implementing, and updating domestic abuse policies involving U.S. military and Department of Defense personnel and identifies and assigns responsibilities for preventing and responding to domestic abuse.
Family Violence in the Military: A Review of the Literature
Rentz, Martin, Gibbs, Clinton-Sherrod, Hardison, & Marshall
Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 7(2), 2006
Reviews studies that examine child maltreatment and spouse abuse among military families and compares family violence in military versus nonmilitary populations.
Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment and Management
Violence and Victims, 23(2), 2008
Reviews the literature on intimate partner violence risk assessment to direct discussions to assist the Military Family Advocacy Program and develop guidelines for the treatment of domestic violence offenders.
Men and Women Referred to the Navy Family Advocacy Program: Violence, Mental Health and Assessment of Services Received (PDF - 481 KB)
Williams, Saunders, Mouradian, & Banyard (2005)
Presents results of the Navy Family Study, a longitudinal, prospective study of a sample of 530 Navy families referred to the Navy's Family Advocacy Program for at least one of three types of family violence, including intimate partner violence.
Military Advocacy Resource Network
Battered Women’s Justice Project
Provides technical assistance, resources, and support for all advocates, military and civilian, who serve military and veteran families and work with victims of domestic violence/sexual assault/stalking and dating violence perpetrated by military personnel or veterans.
The Navy's Future: Issues Related to Children Living in Families Reported to the Family Advocacy Program (PDF - 944 KB)
Saunders, Williams, Smith, & Hanson (2005)
Presents information obtained from 195 children ages 7-17 living in families referred to the Navy's Family Advocacy Program for at least one of three types of family violence.
The Role of the U.S. Military in Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women (PDF - 119 KB)
National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women & Violence Against Women Office (2001)
In Toolkit to End Violence Against Women
Describes military initiatives designed to prevent and respond to violence against women.
Spouse Abuse and Child Abuse by Army Soldiers
Martin, Gibbs, Johnson, Rentz, Clinton-Sherrod, & Hardison
Journal of Family Violence, 22(7), 2007
Presents results of a study that examined patterns of spouse abuse and child abuse perpetrated within a five year period (2000-2004) in a sample of 10,864 Army soldiers who were substantiated for family violence offenses.