Domestic Violence Action Center


Now Open in the South County Government Center!

On Oct. 17, 2016, community-based victim advocacy services expanded to the South County Human Services Building, 8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 507, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (appointments preferred). Call 703-246-4573; TTY 711 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Contact Us

  • DVAC Information & Intake: 703-246-4573 (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
    • Historic Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 2702, Fairfax, VA 22030 (The Historic Courthouse is Building # 2 on this map: Enter on the side facing West Street.)

DVAC Clients

Services are provided to victims of domestic violence or stalking and their families who reside in Fairfax County or were assaulted and/or stalked in the county. Referrals for offender services are also available through the intake telephone number only (no offender walk-ins).

Services Provided

Community victim advocates, system-based advocates, and other service providers offer a safe environment where victims can feel comfortable exploring their options and accessing the services and resources they may need. All services are free and, when possible, confidential. Some of the services DVAC can provide to victims are:

  • Crisis intervention, emotional support, and options counseling
  • Education about the criminal and civil justice systems (including civil protective orders)
  • Victim advocacy, including safety planning, court accompaniment, Criminal Injuries Compensation, assistance with emergency shelter, and other referrals to off-site county and community-based resources
  • Children & Youth Services
  • Court Attire Program - a wide selection of clothing for court hearings and job interviews.

DVAC also provides the following services to offenders (off-site only) through a protective order compliance officer:

  • Probation counseling regarding compliance with conditions of civil protective orders
  • Referrals to Batterer Intervention Programs or related treatment, family, or social service resources


The Fairfax County Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) is a comprehensive, co-located service center, staffed by county agency and community non-profit partners (see list on right), created to provide culturally responsive information and support services for victims of domestic violence and stalking, and their families, as well as to promote the accountability of offenders of these crimes through specialized prosecution and offender supervision.

Donation Drive for Courtroom Attire

DVAC is collecting new or gently used courtroom attire (e.g. women’s and men’s suits or dress pants and tops) to provide for victims of domestic violence in preparation of their court appearances.

For more information call DVAC at: 703-246-4573
Or contact: Teresa Belcher

Schedule your drop off with DVAC.
Drop off times and location:

Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Historic Courthouse
4000 Chain Bridge Rd.
Suite 2702
Fairfax, VA 22030

Get the Court Attire Program flyer.



If you are in danger, call 911.


Sharon Bulova repealing the rule of thumb

See more pictures from the Grand Opening of the Domestic Violence Action Center.



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