Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > Reporting options available to abused
Reporting options available to abused

Posted 11/20/2012   Updated 11/20/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by Matt Nicoli
Family Advocacy Program


11/20/2012 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- There are many reasons someone stays in an abusive relationship, with fear for safety and lack of resources being two of the most common reasons. To address these two issues, the Department of Defense has established options and support processes to mitigate the chances someone who needs help does not go without it.

The first is restricted reporting that allows someone to report an incident of abuse without making notifications, such as to the command, security forces or the Office of Special Investigations. The second is transitional compensation, which provides victims of maltreatment cases financial support if their active duty partner has been separated from the military due, at least in part to, a dependent abuse case.

Restricted Reporting option

- When an adult victim elects restricted reporting and discloses an abuse allegation to a victim advocate, Family Advocacy Program staff, medical provider or medical provider, they may not disclose the domestic abuse allegation to either the victim's or alleged offender's commander or to law enforcement within or outside the Department of Defense, except as provided in the exceptions to this restricted reporting policy.

- This exception does not apply to child cases.

- The victim must acknowledge, in writing, the preference for a restricted report, or when a restricted report turns unrestricted (See Standard M.4.2.1.). The Air Force will use the "victim reporting preference statement" form and it will be placed in the maltreatment restricted reporting record.

- Restricted reporting records are not transferable from one base to another.

Transitional Compensation Program

- Statutory and Regulatory Basis: 10 U.S.C. §1059, DODI 1342.24, AFPD 36-30, AFI 36-3024

- DoD policy is to provide monthly transitional compensation payments to the dependents of members who are separated from the military for dependent abuse.

- Eligibility: Must be the dependent of an armed forces member who has been on active duty for more than 30 days and has been convicted of a dependant abuse offense resulting in a punitive separation or forfeiture of all pay and allowances, or administratively separated with a dependent abuse offense as a basis.

- Amount: Varies in accordance with the current rate in effect for dependency and indemnity compensation, under 38 U.S.C. §§ 1311(a) or U.S.C 1313.

- Duration: From 12 to 36 months. Greater of 12 months or unserved period of active duty, up to 36 months.

Family Advocacy is responsible for preventing and treating family violence within Air Force families. The goal is to provide families with the services and programs that will allow them to be mission ready and world-wide deployable at a moment's notice.

For more questions, visit the Hanscom Family Advocacy Program at Building 1217 or call 781-225-6385.



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
JSTARS Recap stands up as division, moves toward MDA approval

Hanscom working to provide 5th and 4th gen aircraft common tactical picture

Center commander to present State of LCMC in January

Warfighters reap benefits as critical upgrades continue

Hanscom to assist Qatar with air and missile defense system

Cyber summit: Air Force speaks on weapons systems, information dominance and resilience

Hanscom key to Air Force cyber weapons

Members of Hanscom's directorates honored at LCMC Acquisition Management Awards

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
AF announces no involuntary force management programs for FY15

Hanscom Leadership Symposium scheduled

Lean thinking, process improvement highlight Busch's time at AFMC

Air Force Reserve helps to fill AFMC leadership roles

Key facility to get upgrades, along with new name and mission

New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

AFMC encourages workforce to stay safe and drive sober for the holidays

SrA and below EPR static closeout date to be March 31

Hanscom hosts recognition for local Medal of Honor recipient

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
Holiday reflection illuminates successful year

Holiday greetings from the base commander

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Dec. 16

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Hanscom employee saves life

School liaison looks to meet families' educational goals


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act