Department of Family Services – Children, Youth and Families

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
Oriane Eriksen


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Children, Youth and Families

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The Department of Family Services' Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Division includes programs designed to protect children from harm, prevent child abuse and neglect, support families and help them remain together safely for the long-term emotional and physical health of the children.

Father Engagement

Foster Care and Adoption

Healthy Families Fairfax Home Visitation Program: Preparing for Parenthood

Neighborhood Networks (partnering with schools and other resources, connecting families with resources and support)

Parent Support Line

Parenting Education Programs

Protection and Preservation Services (for families in need of intensive assistance)

Volunteer & Partner Services Program (volunteers, sponsors and donors supporting children and families in crisis)

Pathways to Healing (coping with other's addictions)

SMART Recovery® (addiction recovery)

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: Family MattersThis April during Child Abuse Prevention Month, the theme is Family Matters! When loving families spend time together they build connections that create a sense of belonging. The values learned in a loving family provide the guidance a child needs to make life’s tough decisions. This month and always, we encourage parents and caregivers to explore fun ways to share family stories, traditions, and values to help give children a sense of direction, connection, and belonging. Learn more

State Office of the Ombudsman
A state Office of the Children’s Ombudsman publicly launched May 3, 2022, with the purpose of helping individuals who have concerns about the way local department of social services (like the Fairfax County Department of Family Services) are handling a child protective services or foster care case. Learn more about this independent office.

Join our team!

stock image of employeesIf you have an interest in helping children and families to thrive, come work with our Children, Youth and Families Division. Check out some of our open positions.

Fairfax County Department of Family Services is on Facebook

Fairfax County Department of Family Services graphic logo for Facebook profileFollow us on Facebook at @FairfaxCountyFamilyServices for news, events, tips, stories and training opportunities. We support families and county residents of all ages and stages of life. Join our online community and engage with us through social media. #FairfaxCountyFamilyServices

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