R 131400Z SEP 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC/CMC MRA MF WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION MONTH//
POC/J.GANT-RAMBERGER/CIV/UNIT: MFCP-2/-/EMAIL: HQMCFAP@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Prevention Month. Throughout the country, events are held to raise awareness of domestic abuse, provide community education on available resources, and offer support to victims.
2. The Department of Defense’s 2022 theme is, “Breaking the Silence.” The campaign seeks to support victims with a clear message: If you are experiencing abuse in your relationship, you don’t have to face it alone.
3. The Marine Corps is committed to the safety and well-being of all Marines and their families. Living a life that is safe, secure, and free from abuse is a basic human need. All reports of domestic abuse will be taken seriously, and resources are available to help victims.
4. There are two options to report domestic abuse. Restricted Reporting preserves the privacy of the victim; neither law enforcement nor command is notified. Unrestricted Reporting includes notifying law enforcement and command. The victim is able to access supportive services with both reporting options.
5. The Marine Corps Family Advocacy Program is committed to supporting Marines and their families impacted by domestic abuse through clinical, advocacy, and supportive services. Professionals can assist with safety planning and connecting with financial and legal 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 2022 Domestic Violence Prevention Month, the Marine Corps community will participate in local installation events and activities to show that it defends and supports victims of domestic abuse. Leadership support of these events is instrumental in making it clear that domestic abuse is incompatible with military values, reduces mission readiness, and will not be tolerated in the Marine Corps.
7. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Active Duty, members of the Selected Marine Corps Reserve, Marines on Active Duty Operational Support Orders, their family members and, when authorized by law, other populations such as civilian personnel and will expire one year from date published.
8. Release authorized by SES M. R. Strobl, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Acting.//