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
Director

Advisory Social Services Board (ASSB) Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month. 

Check out the calendar listing of ASSB upcoming meetings.

Advisory Social Services Board

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
6:00 p.m.

In Person: Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035 – Conference Rooms 505

Meeting Materials
Agenda
June 27, 2024 Meeting Minutes
Strategic Planning Session Agenda
Planning Session Pre-work

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Past Meetings

Advisory Social Services Board

2024 Past Meetings

Thursday, June 27, 2024
7:00 p.m.

In Person: Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035 – Conference Rooms 505

Meeting Materials
Agenda
May 15, 2024 Meeting Minutes
Virtual Meeting Policy (Amended)
Remote Participation Policy (Amended)
Strategic Planning Session Proposed Agenda

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
7:00 p.m.

Virtual via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85741298381
Password: May15ASSB!
Or by phone: 1-888-270-9936, Conference Code:  931538

Meeting Materials
Agenda
March 20, 2024 Meeting Minutes
Countywide Data Analytics Presentation

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
7:00 p.m.

In Person: Fairfax County Government Center Building, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035 – Conference Rooms 4 & 5

Meeting Materials
Agenda
February 21, 2024 Meeting Minutes
Strategic Planning Questionnaire Results

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
7:00 p.m.

Virtual via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86755603670
Password: ASSB2024!!
Or by phone: 1-888-270-9936, Conference Code:  931538

Meeting Materials
Agenda
January 17, 2024 Meeting Minutes

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
7:00 p.m.

In-person: Main Government Center Building Conference Rooms 4 & 5, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA  

Meeting Materials
Agenda
December 11, 2023 Meeting Minutes
ASSB FY 23 Report Text Only 

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

2023 Past Meetings

Wednesday, December 11, 2023
7:00 p.m.

Virtual
Join us Online: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87169418415
Password: ASSB2023!!    
Or by phone:  1-888-270-9936 (Toll Free), Conference code: 371526     
  

Meeting Materials
Agenda
November 15 Meeting Minutes

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
7:00 p.m.

In-person: Main Government Center Building Conference Rooms 4 & 5, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA  

Meeting Materials
Agenda
September 20 Meeting Minutes
DFS Customer Engagement Survey Summary
Children, Youth, and Families Presentation
Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Presentation
 

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
7:00 p.m.

In-person: Main Government Center Building Conference Rooms 4 & 5, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA  

Meeting Materials
Agenda
July 19 Meeting Minutes
NCS Child Family Wellbeing Presentation
 

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Meeting Materials
New Member Orientation Presentation
New Member Notebook

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
7:00 p.m.

In-person: Pennino Building Conference Room 505, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 

Meeting Materials
Agenda
June 21 Meeting Minutes
One Fairfax Focus Group Invitation
New Legislative/Budget Initiatives or Policy Positions
Adult and Aging Services Presentation
 

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
7:00 p.m.

In-person: Pennino Building Conference Room 505, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 

Meeting Materials
Agenda
May 17 Meeting Minutes
Behavioral Health System of Care
 

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
7:00 p.m.
 

In-person: Pennino Building Conference Room 505, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 

Meeting Materials
Agenda
FY24 Budget Testimony
A Primer on Adverse Childhood Experiences and Protective Factors Presentation
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Pandemic Unwinding – Medicaid Renewals

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2023
7:00 p.m.
 

In-person: Pennino Building Conference Room 505, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 

Meeting Materials
Agenda
Feb. 15 Meeting Minutes
FY24 Advertised Budget

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023
Virtual
 

You may join this virtual meeting from any PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android, using this link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87688106583.   

The password is:  ASSB2022!!

If you are unable to join by video, you may call in at 1- 888-270-9936, use the password:  371526

Meeting Materials
Agenda
Jan. 18 Meeting Minutes
Remote Participation Policy
Youth Survey Presentation

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023
Virtual
 

You may join this virtual meeting from any PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android, using this link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87688106583.   

The password is:  ASSB2022!!

If you are unable to join by video, you may call in at 1- 888-270-9936, use the password:  371526

Meeting Materials
Agenda
Dec. 21 Meeting Minutes
Unwinding of SNAP and Medicaid Pandemic Waivers

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

2022 Past Meetings

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022
Virtual
 

You may join this virtual meeting from any PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android, using this link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88242065588. 

The password is:  ASSB2022!!

If you are unable to join by video, you may call in at 1- 888-270-9936, use the password:  371526

Meeting Materials
Agenda
Nov. 16 Meeting Minutes (Revised)
2022 End of Year Budget Review 

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
Virtual
 

You may join this virtual meeting from any PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android, using this link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88242065588. 

The password is:  ASSB2022!!

If you are unable to join by video, you may call in at 1- 888-270-9936, use the password:  371526

Meeting Materials
Agenda
Oct. 19 Meeting Minutes
Public Assistance and Employment Services (PAES) Updates
Children, Youth and Families Division Updates

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022
Virtual
 

You may join this virtual meeting from any PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android, using this link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88242065588. 

The password is:  ASSB2022!!

If you are unable to join by video, you may call in at 1- 888-270-9936, use the password:  371526

Meeting Materials
Agenda
Sep. 21 Meeting Minutes
2022 Proposed Annual Report Table of Contents
Adult and Aging Services Presentation
Domestic and Sexual Violence Presentation 

 

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022
Virtual
 

Meeting Materials
Agenda
July 20 Meeting Minutes
Overview CSP Emergency Rental Assistance
DFS Housing Supports

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Virtual

Meeting Materials
Agenda
April 13 Amended Meeting Minutes
June 15 Meeting Minutes
Draft HS Issue Paper
Policy All Virtual Public Meetings
Amended Remote Participation Policy
FOIA Updates for ASSB
 

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Virtual
 

Meeting Materials
Agenda
April 13 Amended Meeting Minutes
DFS Strategic Framework

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Virtual

If you are unable to join by video, you may call in at 1- 888-270-9936, use the password:  371526

Meeting Materials
Agenda
March 16 Meeting Minutes
End of Public Health Emergency: SNAP, Medicaid
Affordable Housing Snapshot: Fairfax County

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2022
Virtual
 

Meeting Materials

Agenda
Feb. 16 Meeting Minutes
Homelessness Presentation

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022
Virtual
 

Meeting Materials
Agenda
hb98
sb56
Meeting Minutes from Jan. 19, 2022

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Meeting Materials
New Member Orientation
New Member Notebook

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Meeting Materials
Agenda*
2021-12-15 Meeting Minutes Draft*

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

2021 Past Meetings

Meeting Materials
Agenda*
2021-11-17 Meeting Minutes Draft*
2022 Action Calendar Revised*
Annual Report Chairs' Letter*
FY2023 Budget Forecast*

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Meeting Materials
Agenda*
2021-10-20 Meeting Minutes*
Action Calendar 2022*
Local Agency Dashboard Q4SFY21 for Distribution*

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Meeting Materials
Agenda*
2021-06-29 Human Services Innovation Fund: Economic Mobility Pilot*
DSVS Update*

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Meeting Materials
Agenda*
2021-07-21 Meeting Minutes*
FY21 Year End Summary*
Outline Annual Report*

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

(originally scheduled for Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.)

Meeting Materials
Agenda*
Member Orientation Notebook*
Member Orientation Slide Deck*

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Meeting Materials
Agenda*
PAES Announcement*
Draft Comment Human Services Issue Paper*
Remote Participation Policy*

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Meeting Minutes*

Meeting Materials
Meeting Agenda*
2021-05-19 Meeting Notes*
Member Orientation Agenda*
Foster Care and Adoption Recruitment Information*
CYF Strategic Initiatives*

To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, contact Melanie Fenwick by email or call 703-324-7868, TTY 711.

Annual Report Committee

Meeting Materials
Agenda*
2020 Chair Letter*

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