Department of Family Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
703-324-7500 TTY 711
12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035
Michael A. Becketts
Department of Family Services

What We Do

The Department of Family Services (DFS) envisions a community where everyone lives their success story and thrives. DFS strengthens the well-being of our diverse community by protecting and improving the lives of all children, adults, and families through assistance, partnership, advocacy, outreach, and quality services. Learn more about our vision, mission and values.

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DFS Director Michael A. Becketts Receives Excellence AwardThe American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) has announced that Michael A. Becketts, Director of the Department of Family Services for Fairfax County, Virginia, is this year’s recipient of the APHSA Excellence Award for Outstanding Local Member. The award was presented during the 2024 APHSA National Human Services Summit, in recognition of Dr. Becketts’ leadership and impactful work across human services. Read more about his commitment to the well-being of families and communities across the county.

hands holding cut out heartParticipate in community forums to provide input to identify systemic gaps in service and/or barriers Fairfax County residents with disabilities face. Learn more

clock with woman and daughter in backgroundIt’s no exaggeration that the drug landscape is dramatically different from when you grew up, or even from just a few years ago. All parents and caregivers need to be educated on current drug threats to be able to recognize warning signs, have informed talks with their kids, and be prepared for any situation. Learn more.

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