Fairfax County's Prevention System

    Learn about and become involved with our collective work to improve outcomes for children and youth

People in a Circle The Prevention Toolkit provides suggestions, tools, and resources to assist families, school staff, PTAs, community- and faith-based organizations, social clubs, and others in promoting the well-being of youth in our community.

The Fairfax County Youth Survey is a comprehensive, anonymous, and voluntary survey that examines the risks and other factors that influence the health and well-being of our county's youth.  Visit Fairfax County Youth Survey to view 
Survey Results, Instruments and Parent Information, Videos (several in multiple languages) and Fact Sheets


Key Fairfax County Reports

Disproportionality in the Juvenile Justice System (2012)

Community Health Improvement Plan pdf icon (2013)

Suicide in Fairfax County pdf icon (2013)

Youth Behavioral Health Services:

Trends and Work Priorities Affecting the Human Services System pdf icon (2014)

Prescription Drug and Herion Abuse in Fairfax County: Recent Trends and Strategies for Prevention pdf icon (2014)

Risk Factors for Suicide Among Youth, Ages 10-24 -Fairfax County, VA, 2014 (CDC Epi-Aid) (2105)

Body Mass Index (BMI) Surveillance in Fairfax County Public Schools (2015)

Equitable Growth Profile of Fairfax County (2015)

Taking Measure of Children in Fairfax-Falls Church Families (2015)

A variety of demographic reports, infographics, and tools can be found on the Demographics and Data page


Quick Links: Local Services and Resources

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention: Department of Family Services
Crime Prevention and Awareness: Police Department
Gang Prevention
Intervention and Prevention Services: Fairfax County Public Schools
Juvenile Intake Services: Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
Mental Health and Substance Use: Community Services Board Wellness and Health Promotion
Middle School After-School Program: Fairfax County Public Schools
School, Child, and Maternal Health: Health Department
School Readiness
Summer Meals for Kids
Take Charge: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention
Teen Dating Violence/Abuse: Office for Women and Sexual and Domestic Violence Services
Teen Sex Trafficking
Youth Programs: Neighborhood and Community Services
Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth


The Prevention Unit

The Prevention Unit, housed in the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, helps coordinate a system-wide approach to ensuring that all Fairfax County youth are healthy and successful. Read more about the Unit's work and services.

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An Ounce of Prevention

A bi-monthly newsletter on promoting healthy and successful children and youth in Fairfax County.

Current Issue:   October / November  : Out of School Time Network, Kids at Hope, Early Social Competence & Future Wellness, New Regional Suicide Prevention Website, Messaging Tools: Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs, Youth Survey: Suicidal Ideation & Victimization, Stakeholders Discuss Ways to Improve School Attendance

Past Issues

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The Successful Children and Youth Policy Team (SCYPT) 

The SCYPT, comprised of leaders from multiple sectors within Fairfax County, sets community-wide goals and priorities for public policy as it relates to children, youth and families.

The Partners in Prevention Fund (PIPF)

The PIPF was established with funds from human services agencies to take advantage of available resources to build capacity in the community. It is intended to provide seed funding to provide specific evidence based programs that address a broad array of primary prevention needs.

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