Family Advocacy Programs (FAP)

Air National Guard: Retired

Benefit Fact Sheet

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The mission of the Department of the Air Force Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is to build healthy communities through implementing programs designed for the prevention and treatment of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and problematic sexual behavior in children and youth. Air Force Medical Readiness Agency (AFMRA) Family Advocacy provides program and policy development, training and resourcing medical treatment facility FAP staff, data collection and reporting activities, and program research and evaluation. AFMRA FAP also provides consultation services to key customers.


Military Retirees and their Families are eligible for FAP services on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the nearest serving Family Advocacy Program office for availability.

Benefit Highlights

Department of the Air Force Policy is to prevent Spouse and Child abuse, to protect those who are victims of abuse, to treat those affected by abuse, and to ensure personnel are professionally trained to intervene in abuse cases. Since many incidents of abuse constitute violations of the law, DA policy also recognizes a commander's authority to take disciplinary or administrative action in appropriate cases. The FAP will promote public awareness within the military community and coordinate professional intervention at all levels within the civilian and military communities, including law enforcement, social services, health services, and legal services. The FAP is designed to break the cycle of abuse by identifying abuse as early as possible and providing treatment for affected Family members.

Family Advocacy programs available at Air Force installations may include: baby holding an adult thumb

New Parent Support Program (NPSP):The New Parent Support Program is a voluntary participation program that helps Service members and Family members who are expecting a Child, or have a Child or Children up to 3 years of age, to build strong, healthy military Families. The NPSP offers a variety of programs and services to support you including:

  • Home Visits
  • Playgroups
  • Parenting Classes
  • Other Installation Classes and Activities

Victim Advocacy Program: Victim Advocacy Services Program provides comprehensive assistance and support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, including crisis intervention, safety planning, assistance in securing medical treatment for injuries, information on legal rights and proceedings, and referral to military and civilian shelters and other resources available to victims.

  • Crisis intervention and support
  • Safety assessment and planning
  • Information on reporting options
  • Coordination of emergency services; transportation, housing, food, etc.
  • Information on the Transitional Compensation (TC) Program for Abused Dependents
  • Assistance in obtaining military and civilian protective orders
  • Accompaniment through the medical, investigative and legal processes
  • Representation of victims' interests at Family Advocacy Case Review Committee meetings
  • Information and referral

Transitional Compensation Program (TC) Program for Abused Dependents: Transitional Compensation (TC) may be authorized for a Spouse or former Spouse of an active-duty Service member who has received official notification of an administrative separation or court-martial conviction (with a qualifying sentence) for domestic abuse, Child abuse or Child sexual abuse. Children of Service members residing in the home at the time of the abuse may also qualify for TC.

  • Commissary and exchange privileges
  • Medical care, including behavioral health services, as TRICARE beneficiaries
  • Dental care services may be provided in dental facilities of the Uniformed Services on a space available basis
  • Monthly payments based on the current monthly Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) rate.

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP): EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program that works with other military and civilian agencies to provide:EFMP Logo

  • Support
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Medical services
  • Personnel Services

Service members on active duty enroll in the program when they have a Family member with a physical, emotional, developmental, or intellectual disorder requiring specialized services so their needs can be considered in the military personnel assignment process.

Seminars and Workshops:Seminars and workshops are available to you, your unit or Family support group. Unit commanders are encouraged to contact their Family Advocacy Program Manager/Staff to schedule workshops and trainings that meet your specific need.

Topics Include:

  • Command and Troop Education
  • Community Awareness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples Communication Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Prevention Programs and Services
  • New Parent Support Program
  • Parent Education
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Victim Advocate Program
  • Relationship Support
  • Safety Education
  • Respite Care Program
  • Emergency Placement Care Program
  • Reporting Procedures
Additional Information

For more information, please visit the Family Advocacy Program's webpage on the Military OneSource: 

Air Force Family Advocacy Program Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy 24/7 Hotline Numbers:

To locate contact information for your installation’s New Parent Support Program: Scroll to the bottom of the page. Select “New Parent Support Program” from the “Select a program or service” dropdown. Select the installation name from the “Search the name of an installation” dropdown and press Enter.

Department of the Air Force Instruction 40-301:

DoD Instruction 6400.06, DoD Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Abuse Involving DoD Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel

In addition, contact information for Family Advocacy Program offices on Air Force installations may be located on the Resource Locator Library on MyAirForceBenefits:

Document Review Date: 31 July 2023