Children, Youth and Families

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children, youth and families

Help for you, your family, your neighbors, your community.

Central Number

703-324-7500; TTY 711

Our Locations

Heritage Center, West Wing
7611 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

The Pennino Building
12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Cameron Glen
1850 Cameron Glen Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Richmond Highway / Alexandria Area
South County Government Center
8350 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309

CPS Hotline/Helpline
703-324-7400; TTY 703-222-9452

Foster Care and Adoption
703-324-7639; TTY 703-222-9452

Children, Youth and Families programs and services are designed to protect children from harm, prevent child abuse and neglect, support families and help them remain together safely for the long-term emotional and physical health of children.

Child Protective Services
Protects children from abuse and neglect by assessing their safety, risk of harm and the family’s strengths and needs; provides services and support to families; takes action if necessary to assure the children’s safety.

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Supports families, particularly those at risk of child abuse or neglect, through community-based parent education and other family support services.

Foster Care and Adoption Services
When children cannot safely remain with their families, they may enter foster care and live with a foster family, or in a group home or residential facility. Services are provided to enable children to return home safely, be placed with relatives or be placed in an adoptive family. The program also recruits foster and adoptive families.

Protection and Preservation Services
Works with families who are at risk of child abuse, neglect or family dissolution. Supports families and enhances parents’ abilities to create safe, stable and nurturing home environments for their children.

Family Engagement Program
Brings family members (immediate and extended) together, through partnership meetings, kinship support and father engagement, empowering them to make decisions regarding the safety, stability and well-being of their children. The setting is family-driven and focuses on family strengths.


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Fairfax County Department of Family Services
[ 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035 ]
[ 703-324-7500 ]

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