DODD 6400.06 CE-04
Domestic Abuse Involving DoD Military and Certain Affiliated Personnel
|Publication Date:||26 May 2017|
Pursuant to Reference (a), this Instruction:
Establishes, implements, and updates domestic abuse policies; identifies and assigns responsibilities for preventing and responding to domestic abuse; replaces and cancels References (b) through (d) and Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) Memorandum, "Policy for Implementation of Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act for Civilian Personnel" (Reference (e)); Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) Memorandum, "Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate Program" (Reference (f)); USD(P&R) Policy Memorandum, "Military Protective Orders (MPOs)" (Reference (g)); USD(P&R) Policy Memorandum, "Implementation of the Armed Forces Domestic Security Act," (Reference (h)); USD(P&R) Policy Memorandum, "Establishing Domestic Violence Memoranda of Understanding Between Military and Local Civilian Officials," (Reference (i); Principal Deputy USD(P&R) Policy Memorandum, "Domestic Violence Prosecution Training," (Reference (j)); USD(P&R) Policy Memorandum, "Domestic Abuse Training for Chaplains," (Reference (k)); USD(P&R) Policy Memorandum, "Domestic Abuse Response and Intervention Training for Commanding Officers and Senior Enlisted Personnel," (Reference (l)); USD(P&R) Policy Memorandum, "Establishing Protocols for Law Enforcement and Command Responses to Domestic Violence Involving Military Members on Active Duty," (Reference (m)); USD(P&R) Policy Memorandum, "Domestic Abuse Identification and Assessment Training for Health Care Providers," (Reference (n)); and USD(P&R) Policy Memorandum, "Restricted Reporting Policy for Incidents of Domestic Abuse" (Reference (o)).
Provides guidance for implementing those policies in accordance with section 1562 of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (p)), and section 534 of Public Law 103-337 (Reference (q)) through a coordinated community response involving multiple offices and agencies at military installations working in coordination with the surrounding civilian community.
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
This Instruction applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components"). The term "Military Departments," as used herein, refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps.
The provisions of this Instruction are not intended to change or otherwise modify regulations, including DoD Directives and Instructions, concerned with determining misconduct by individuals and the criminal or civil actions available to address such misconduct.
This Instruction does not create any rights enforceable by any person, organization, or other entity in an administrative proceeding or at law or equity. Failure on the part of personnel to comply with any aspect of these guidelines shall not create any rights or privileges in the persons referenced and shall not operate to provide a defense or other remedy in any proceeding arising under this protocol. This guidance is intended only to improve the internal administration of the Department of Defense.