An individual who reportedly physically or
sexually abused, emotionally maltreated, or neglected his or her
child, a current or former spouse, intimate partner with whom the
individual has shared a domicile, a domestic partner of a military
member, or an intrafamilial or extrafamilial caregiver who allegedly
physically or sexually abused, emotionally mal-treated, or neglected
a child in his or her care.
Child Protective Services (CPS):
A generic term used for the agency charged by statute to investigate
allegations of child abuse and neglect. Reports can be made to the
appropriate CPS agency by calling the National Child Abuse Hotline
The staff member at Health, Safety, and Work-Life Regional Practices
specifically trained to assist individuals and commands when
maltreatment incidents occur.
Family In Need of
FINS is a category of FAP services for those cases in which there
was a reasonable suspicion of maltreatment that was later determined
to not meet the criteria for maltreatment but the persons involved
request continued services. FINS clients may also include
individuals and families who are impacted by other types of abuse
that are not reviewed by the Incident Determination Committee,
including elder, sibling, and out-of-home abuse. These services can
include individual, marital, or family therapy, anger management
groups, other forms of counseling/education related to family
issues, and information and referral services. Note: FINS cases are
strictly confidential and information about them is not shared
without the expressed permission of the clients involved.
Determination Committee (IDC):
A Coast Guard team of designated individuals tasked with the
evaluation of reports of child and intimate partner maltreatment to
determine whether they meet the relevant DoD/Coast Guard
research-based criteria for the type of maltreatment alleged. Each
IDC is the responsibility of the commanding officer of the Coast
Guard base or other command to whom the Health, Safety, and
Work-Life Regional Manager reports.
A generic term used to include all forms of child and intimate
partner abuse and neglect. The 8 types of mal-treatment incidents
that are reportable to the FAP Incident Determination Committee
include: physical, sexual, and emotional child abuse; child neglect;
intimate partner physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; and neglect
of spouse. Maltreatment as defined here is not meant to encompass
conduct defined for the same term in the Manual for Courts-Martial,
United States (2012 edition).
A report of an incident of intimate partner maltreatment made by an
adult victim who requests FAP and/or medical services while also
requesting that the maltreatment not be reported to the Coast Guard
Investigative Service, the Incident Determination Committee, or the
alleged offender’s or victim’s command. In the Coast Guard, requests
for restricted reporting can be received by a Coast Guard healthcare
provider, a FAS, or other HSWL Regional Practice staff member when
performing FAS duties, or a Victim Advocate.
A report of an incident of intimate partner maltreatment by any
person, including an adult victim, that uses current reporting
channels, e.g., the chain of command, military or civilian law
enforcement, or military criminal investigative organization, and
the FAP for intervention.
A child who is the subject of an alleged incident of child abuse, or
a person who is the subject of an alleged incident of intimate
partner maltreatment by a person who is the current or former spouse
or with whom the alleged abuser shares a child in common, or is a
current or former intimate partner with whom the alleged abuser
shares or has shared a common domicile, or is a domestic partner of
a military service member.