October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


October is observed nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) to highlight domestic violence and its impact on families and communities. Many events were planned to highlight DVAM.

According to 2007 data from the Fairfax County Police Department, there were more than 9,000 domestic violence-related calls for service and more than 1,800 arrests for domestic violence.

In Fairfax County, the Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services in the Department of Family Services, provides free individual counseling to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

More information on the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence.

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Fairfax County Department of Family Services
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