Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in any relationship used to gain or maintain power and control over another, usually an intimate partner. Physical, verbal, psychological, sexual, emotional, and economic threats or actions which are intended to frighten, humiliate, intimidate, hurt, manipulate, or injure someone are all forms of domestic violence. It can happen to anyone at any stage of a relationship, from friendship to dating to marriage, and should never be tolerated. If you suspect that you or a loved one are a victim of domestic violence, or you find any of the behaviors below familiar, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Indicators of Domestic Violence:

Your partner humiliates you through name calling, insults, or constant criticism
Your partner stops you from seeing your friends or family members and doing things you enjoy
Your partner takes your money in order to control your behavior
Your partner threatens to hurt you, your children, your family, or your pets
Your partner shoves you, slaps you, chokes you, hits you, or is physically abusive in any way
Your partner abuses your children
Your partner destroys your property or threatens to kill your pets
Your partner intimidates you with guns, knives, or other weapons
Your partner demands sex regardless of your feelings
Your partner blames you for the abuse or denies that it even happens


The Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

The Family Advocacy Program provides preventions, education, assessments and treatment on many topics. Our mission is to support Marine Corps readiness through prevention and early intervention. The program addresses family violence issues through a Coordinated Community Response to promote safe family relationships and the emotional health of Marines and their families. We all want to be as healthy emotionally as we are physically. We can all use a bit of help from time to time. FAP is here to provide that help. Our prevention and education topics include: Combat Stress, Stress and Anger Management, Family Violence and Personal Relationships.

Victim Advocacy Program (VA)

The Victim Advocacy Program provides support services to victims of abuse. If you have been the victim of domestic abuse or sexual assault, you are not alone. Our Victim Advocates are here for you when you need them. Victim Advocates will assist in developing a personalized safety plan and help you make the choice that is right for you. We advocate for your right and wishes as well as provide emotional support and crisis intervention. We can work as a liaison with commands and provide court and medical accompaniment. We can also offer military and community referrals and assist you with accessing these resources.

It is important to know there have been some changes to reporting policies that, under certain circumstances, may allow adult victims to receive services and assistance WITHOUT command or law enforcement notification.

Groups & Classes

Domestic Violence

Category Group/Class Description Date/Time
STOP: Domestic Violence Offender’s Group Command-mandated program created to address abuse in relationships. Participants have perpetrated domestic violence in their relationship or exhibit behaviors consistent with power and control tactics. The focus of STOP is to establish adequate accountability for one’s behavior. Participants are also provided with skills and techniques conducive to healthy relationships. 26 week program/twice a week (Command mandated group) 10:00am – 12:00pm Tues & Thurs
STOP for women Program for women who have been violent towards their husbands. The group focuses on making choices that are nonviolent, & managing anger. 8 week or 16 weeks
Effects of Domestic Violence This seminar helps parents learn the effects of family violence on children (of all ages) and ways to help children heal from the violence. Once a month, call 466-3264 to register
Wings of Strength This support group is open to anyone struggling in their relationships. The group will focus on educating members on cycle of violence, power and control, communication skills, ways to stay safe and how to identify triggers and issues associated with trauma. The goal is to gain support from other group members to  and to work towards experiencing healthy relationships. Call 466-3264 for schedule