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Domestic Violence: Alleged Abuser

What is domestic violence and domestic abuse? Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone: men, women and children. The military distinguishes between "domestic abuse" and "domestic violence." In both cases, the relationship between you and victim must be one of "intimate partner." This means your spouse or ex-spouse, someone you have a child with, or someone you lived with as if you were married. Domestic abuse involves emotional/psychological abu more...

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Domestic Violence: Victims and Survivors

What is domestic violence and domestic abuse? Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone: men, women and children. The military distinguishes between "domestic abuse" and "domestic violence." In both cases, the relationship between you and your abuser must be one of "intimate partner." This means your spouse or ex-spouse, someone you have a child with, or someone you lived with as if you were married. Domestic abuse involves emotional/psychological abuse, economic control, more...

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Military Protective Orders in a domestic violence situation

Military Protective Orders (MPO) are short-term orders issued by a unit commander against an active duty servicemember under his or her command. No hearing is involved. A MPO is issued upon request of a victim or victim advocate to the unit commander. If the unit commander finds that a MPO is appropriate, he or she will order one. The terms of the MPO are determined by the unit commander. A violation of a MPO by a servicemember is the same as “disobeying a direct order” an more...

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Military Rape Crisis Center

Where to get help. more...

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The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide

This detailed 600 page Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide was originally developed by Veterans for America and is now made available free of charge by the National Veterans Legal Services Program on their website. It was published in 2009 so more recent changes will not be included. The Guide provides detailed information about all the VA benefit programs, including: service connected compensa more...

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