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Preventing Abuse

Here are some ways that you can prevent domestic violence:

  1. Promote domestic violence awareness. When people become aware of the statistics and effects domestic violence has on lives and communities, it keeps the issue alive and important.
  2. Speak out against domestic violence. Talking about the seriousness of domestic violence amongst friends, family and other community members also helps to keep the importance out there.
  3. Call Military Police or civilian law enforcement if you see or hear evidence of domestic violence.
  4. Support a friend or family member who may be in an abusive relationship.  Encourage him or her to report the abuse to a Victim Advocate (VA).  You may also contact the VA for information. 
  • VAs are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week at every Army installation.  Contact the ACS Family Advocacy Program or check the Services Locator on this website for the VA hotline number at your installation.
  • Military OneSource can also help you locate your installation VA.  (CONUS: 1-800-464-8107; OCONUS:  00-800-3429-6477 or collect: 484-530-5889).
  1. Volunteer with your Army Community Service’s Family Advocacy Program or with a local domestic violence agency.
  2. Raise your children to respect others. Teach your children to respect others and to treat others as they would like to be treated. Lead by example.
  3. Participate in prevention and awareness events for the Army’s Domestic Violence Prevention Month (October).

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