R 241555Z SEP 20
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MF//
SUBJ/NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION MONTH//
POC/M. THOMPSON/CIV/UNIT: MFCP-2/-/EMAIL: HQMCFAP@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month. Events are held across the nation to raise awareness of domestic abuse and provide community education on available resources.
2. The Department of Defense’s 2020 theme is, “United to End Domestic Violence.” The campaign promotes a shared community responsibility in the prevention of domestic abuse.
3. Preventing abuse in the Marine Corps starts with promoting an understanding of safe and healthy relationships. Offer support if you suspect someone is in an unhealthy relationship. Encourage individuals to take steps to set boundaries, seek support in stressful times, and know the resources and supports that are available to them before or during a crisis.
4. Know the reporting options. Advocacy and clinical services are available with unrestricted and restricted reporting options offered to the victim. Unrestricted reporting includes law enforcement and command involvement, while restricted reporting does not.
5. Getting help for an abusive relationship is difficult, and during a global crisis it can be an even greater challenge. Even during times of global crisis, resources, services, and help are always available. Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is committed to supporting Marines and their families impacted by domestic abuse through providing advocacy and crisis services. Help is also available at the National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233) and Military OneSource at WWW.MILITARYONESOURCE.MIL.
6. To show support for the 2020 Domestic Violence Prevention Month, the Marine Corps community will participate in local installation events and activities. The Marine Corps, through participation in these events, will show that it defends and supports victims of domestic abuse. Leadership support of these events is instrumental in making it clear that domestic abuse will not be tolerated in the Marine Corps.
7. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force and will expire one year from date published.
8. Release authorized by NAF6 M. C. Balocki, Director, Marine & Family Programs Division.//