Womack Army Medical Center
Home
AKO
ARMY MEDICINE A-Z
ARMY.MIL
Links
FAQ
Site Map
WAMC Troop Command
Skip navigation links
Family Advocacy Program
Mission Statement
Types of Abuse
Mandated Reporters
Reporting Spouse, Child, Elder Abuse
Links
Social Work Services
Treatment Groups
Contact Information
Location
Did You Know...?
Department of Social Work Brochure

 

Reporting Spouse, Child, Elder Abuse

If you suspect abuse…who should you call?

Spouse Abuse

  • Provost Marshall Office: (910) 396-0391
  • Womack AMC Department of Social Work: (910) 907-7869
  • Victim Advocate Hotline: (910) 396-5521 / 4175 / 1519
  • Cumberland County CARE Center: (910) 323-4187
  • Victim Advocate 24-Hour Hotline: (910) 322-3418
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Elder/Child

  • Law Enforcement
  • Womack AMC Department of Social Work: (910) 907-7869
  • Cumberland County Department of Social Services: (910) 677-2450
  • Child Advocacy Center: (910) 486-9700
  • DSS/Adult Services:  (910) 677-2450

Before you make a call…make sure you have:

  • Specific incidents that precipitated the report.
  • Dates and description of the injuries / dangers
  • Identities of the perpetrators) and their relationship to the victim
  • Any witnesses to the incident’s) and how they may be reached.
  • Any statements from the child / location of the child.

REPORTING OPTIONS

Restricted Reporting:  Allows adult victims of domestic abuse, who are eligible to receive treatment, to report an incident:

  • Victim Adovocates
  • Victim Advocate Coordinator
  • Healthcare providers    

Without initiating the investigate process.

Benefits of Restricted Reporting:

  • Victims decide when to report
  • Victims receive appropriate health care and advocacy services
  • Victims are afforded space and time to make informed decisions.
  • Victims control the release and management of personal information.

Limitations:

  • The abuser is not held accountable and may commit further abuse
  • The victim and abuser may continue to have contact
  • Crime scene evidence will be lost
  • Military and civilian protection orders are unavailable
  • Some situations may be dangerous, so restricted reporting is not possible.

Unrestricted Reporting: is available for victims who desire an official investigation of their allegation.

*When there is an imminent threat of harm a report may have to be made. If you are worried about privacy, you may call and not give your name and still obtain helpful information.