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Domestic Violence Awareness Month is acknowledged annually in October. The U.S. Army’s goal is to raise awareness of the warning signs of relationship abuse and help individuals and couples address problems early on.

Domestic abuse is devastating to service members, their partners and families. It presents profound challenges that include diminished mission readiness.

Army families are an integral part of the community. If you have concerns that someone from the Army community is a victim of domestic abuse, let them know there are several avenues for reporting domestic abuse. They include the service member’s command, Family Advocacy, and military law enforcement. The Army’s Family Advocacy Program office will connect victims to services and resources.

“We encourage our community to speak up and understand the tools and resources we have available to address domestic abuse,” said Picatinny Arsenal Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Alexander Burgos. “We want people to reach out to our Family Advocacy Program to prepare, prevent, and protect our community from domestic violence.”

Everyone plays a role in upholding the Army values and standards that support safe and healthy relationships with positive communication in the military community. For the Army to be fully ready to meet its mission of preventing domestic violence, every person must commit to speaking up.

Therefore, the Picatinny Arsenal community message for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022 is:

United Against Domestic Abuse. Break the Silence. End the Suffering. 

 

You can make a difference in a victim’s life by speaking up and reaching out to the Family Advocacy Program, Military OneSource, and the National Domestic Hotline.

Family Advocacy Program and other Army Family programs are readily available to help through relationship workshops, anger management classes, support groups, and counseling.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline number: (800) 799-7233, text and live chat: thehotline.org

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