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Family Advocacy Program (FAP)

The AFCS Family Advocacy Program is committed to strengthening the lives of Service Members and Families. Our services include seminars, workshops, counseling, and intervention to help strengthen Families, enhance resiliency and relationship skills, and improve quality of life. Our team is dedicated to preventing both domestic abuse and child abuse through information, discussion, and education.

For Family Advocacy treatment programs and services through Madigan Army Medical Center, please contact (253) 968-4159.

Programs and Services

  • Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLCs): MFLCs are a key outreach service to service members and Families. Enhanced community Family support services offer licensed clinical social workers and psychologists to address various issues that service members and Families face before, during, and after deployment.
  • The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) promotes healthy Families through a variety of services including home visits, support groups, and parenting classes. We help service members and families learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood. Military Families who are expecting a child or who have children up to age three can participate in all of our services confidentially and free of charge.

    To request NPSP services call (253) 967-5901
  • Victim advocates are available 24/7 to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence. Victim Advocates can offer restricted and unrestricted reporting options for domestic violence on a case by case basis.

    Advocacy services include, but are not limited to safety planning, referrals to military and civilian resources, and act as a liaison between Commanders and victims. They are also available to provide guidance and assistance to Chain of Commands dealing with domestic abuse incidents.

    For assistance related to Domestic Abuse please call the 24/7 Safe Line at (253) 966-SAFE (7233).

Mandatory Unit Training and Command Team Briefings

  • IAW AR 608-18 paragraph 3-2 all units are required to receive annual training on the dynamics of domestic abuse and child abuse.
  • Commanders and Senior Enlisted Advisors are required to receive a desk-side briefing within 90 days of taking command.
  • This training must be conducted by a Family Advocacy Program Specialist.
  • To schedule your unit training or briefing please contact (253) 967-5901.



Victim advocates are available 24 hours/7days a week to provide assistance to adult victims of domestic abuse. Victim Advocates can offer restricted and unrestricted reporting options for domestic abuse on a case by case basis.

Advocacy services include, but are not limited to; safety planning, referrals to military and civilian resources, and acting as a liaison between Commanders and victims.

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse in an intimate partner relationship, please call for help. 253-966-SAFE (7233).

Resources for Victims of Domestic Abuse

FAP Victim Advocate Program

  • Click HERE to download a list of frequently asked questions.

The Victim Advocate program supports victims of domestic abuse. FAP has victim advocates available across JBLM for active duty service members, their current or former spouses, those with whom they share a child in common or have lived together as intimate partners. This is a voluntary program which focuses on safety planning, support, information and referrals. Services are available for both restricted and unrestricted reports. Domestic abuse encompasses different types of abuse using the acronym ESPN- Emotional, Sexual, Psychological, and Neglect.

JBLM Victim Advocate Safeline: (253) 966-7233


FAP Behavioral Health: Madigan Army Medical Center

FAP’s behavioral health program focuses on safety and treatment.

MAMC Behavioral Health Main Line: (253) 968-4159

Legal Assistance

The Legal Assistance Offices are staffed by licensed and trained attorneys and paralegals. These professionals have experience across a wide range of legal issues, including divorce law, protection orders, and child custody disputes. Legal Assistance addresses different legal needs based on service models for domestic violence victims. Wraparound services include case management with flexibility and collaboration with other stakeholders, including FAP and civilian domestic violence counterparts. JBLM Lewis-Main and McChord Field Legal Assistance are independent of one another, but may coordinate to provide services to eligible individuals.

McChord Legal Assistance Main Line: (253) 982-5513
JBLM Legal Assistance Main Line: (253) 477-1886

Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC)

SVCs are military attorneys who provide legal representation and advice to eligible victims of sex-related offenses and domestic violence offenses. SVCs empower their clients by fostering an understanding of the military justice and administrative process. SVCs ensure victims know, understand, and exercise their rights throughout the military justice process and help them meet their client’s needs.

Army SVC Intake Line: (253) 477-1912 or (202) 821-9705
Air Force SVC Intake Line: (253) 982-5210

Air Force Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP)

VWAP ensures that all identified victims are aware of and can access both Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian resources available to them that will assist in navigating the military justice system and assist in trauma recovery.

Air Force VWAP Main Line: (253) 982-6585

Army Victim Witness Liaison (VWL)

Like VWAP, the Army Victim Witness Liaison (VWL) assists victim witnesses in the court martial process. The VWL works with law enforcement, Family Advocacy Program, Military Justice, and other agencies to ensure that victims and witnesses are informed of their rights and are protected from harm. The VWL also helps victims navigate the transitional compensation program.

Army VWL Main Line: (253)477-1889

Reporting Child Abuse and Domestic Abuse

How to report Child Abuse:

How to report Domestic Abuse:

If you are experiencing an emergency, or are in imminent danger, please call 911.

To make a Restricted Report* or Unrestricted Report, call our Victim Advocates at:
(253) 966-SAFE (7233).

*Restricted Report: If you are an adult victim of domestic abuse and want help, but don't want to involve command or law enforcement, you can contact a victim advocate using the JBLM SAFELINE at (253) 966-SAFE (7233).