Counseling & Assistance - Family Advocacy Programs (FAP)

Long deployments, frequent moves, and mission readiness demands impose many stresses on military families, often leading to marital and parent child conflict. Concern for the welfare of Navy families and the effects of family violence on military performance prompted the establishment of FAP in 1976.

The five primary goals of FAP are:

  • Prevention of family violence
  • Victim safety and protection
  • Offender accountability
  • Rehabilitative education and counseling
  • Command intervention

FAP Command Leadership Training
This is a one-day introductory course that emphasizes the command’s crucial role in all aspects of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP). Topics include an overview of FAP, prevention, intervention, legal issues and reporting. Who should attend: COs, XOs, CMCs, COBs, Chaplains, Command FAP POCs, IDC members, and Key Responders.

FAP Command POC Quarterly Training
This quarterly training is primarily for Command FAP POCs but open to anyone who has a role in the Family Advocacy Program. Training is on current FAP issues and resources available within the Family Advocacy Program as well as associated community resources. For more information or to register, call 757-887-4606.

Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Phone Numbers

Location FFSC FAP
Naval Station Norfolk 757-444-2102 757-444-2230
JEB Little Creek 757-462-7563 757-462-7563
NAS Oceana / Dam Neck 757-433-2912 757-433-2555
NSAHR - Northwest 757-421-8770 757-421-8770
WPNSTA Yorktown 757-887-4606  
NSAHR - Portmsouth   757-953-7801
SUBASE New London 860-694-3383 860-694-4875 or 694-4031

Victim Assistance
Do you know someone in an abusive relationship? Do you recognize any of these common tactics used by an abuser to control their spouse or partner?

  • Verbally insults, demeans, or threatens
  • Isolates from family, friends, or other people
  • Organizes schedules with intent to follow or harass
  • Limits mobility or access to money
  • Explodes into a rage and assaults physically or sexually
  • Strangles, punches, slaps, kicks, or uses other forms of violence
  • Excuses each attack and makes promises to change

If you know someone you think is being abused, there are many civilian and military resources available to help victims remain safe.

Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocates
Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocates provide a broad range of services to military-affiliated victims of domestic abuse. Advocacy services are provided with the goal of increasing victim safety and autonomy.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Crisis response
  • Individualized safety assessment and safety planning
  • Accompaniment to court and other legal appointments
  • Assisting with requesting military or civilian protective orders
  • Transportation on a case-by-case basis
  • Provide education on the dynamics of domestic violence
  • Linking victims to valuable resources in both the civilian and military communities
Virginia State Hotline for After Hours Victim Advocacy Services 1-800-838-8238
National Violence Hotline  1-800-799-SAFE
JEB Little Creek - Fort Story 757-462-7563
Naval Station Norfolk 757-444-2102
NSAHR - Northwest 757-421-8770
NAS Oceana / Dam Neck 757-433-2912
NSAHR - Portsmouth 757-953-7801
WPNSTA Yorktown 757-887-4606
Newport News 757-688-6289
Army (Fort Eustis) 757-817-6149