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Responding to Domestic Violence in the U.S. Army—The Family Advocacy Program  

Author:  James E. McCarroll, Ph.D..; John H. Newby, Ph.D..; Mary Dooley-Bernard, M.S.W..

Source: Volume 01, Number 01, Summer 2008 , pp.5-23(19)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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The mental and physical health of soldiers returning from active military service is a growing concern among health professionals within the Department of Defense and the Veterans’ Administration. Among these concerns is whether deployment and active duty increase the risk of partner violence. In this article, the authors describe the U.S. Army’s response to domestic violence. They describe how cases of domestic violence are adjudicated in the armed services, the unique characteristics of this population of perpetrators and victims, and whether deployment increases the risk of domestic abuse.

Keywords: Family Advocacy Program

Affiliations:  1: U.S. Army (Ret.); 2: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; 3: U.S. Army (Ret.).

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