Anger & Domestic Abuse Prevention & Treatment
ADAPT is a state-certified batterer intervention program that features an 18-week psychoeducational group approach. ADAPT teaches emotional regulation skills to adult residents of Fairfax County and the cities of Falls Church and Fairfax who have been physically, emotionally, or sexually abusive to a spouse, partner, child, parent, or other family member.
All fee transactions and records are confidential and will not be shared with any party except those necessary for processing the payment. Exceptions can be made only with a written release of information signed by the program participant.
Domestic Violence or Family Abuse is when one person attempts to control or hurt another through actions or threats that can include physical, sexual, verbal, or psychological abuse. People of all ages, income levels, faiths, sexual orientation, gender, and education levels can experience domestic or family violence.
ADAPT Participants are taught to prevent abuse through the development of compassion for themselves and others. ADAPT helps program participants learn to:
The Experience of Family Abuse
Safety Pledge for ADAPT Participants
(Services for substance use disorders, mental illness)
Entry & Referral Services
703-383-8500; TTY 711
Emergency Services 703-573-5679, TTY 711
Northern Virginia Family Service
Fairfax County Juvenile and
– A Shelter for Victims of Domestic
Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline
Fairfax Community Health
Police Emergency 911
All phone numbers use TTY 711, unless otherwise noted.