Department of Family Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

703-324-7500
TTY 703-222-9452

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Michael A. Becketts,
Director

Domestic Violence Action Center’s Advocacy Services Extends Hours

(Posted 2020 December)

Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) graphic logoThe Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) now offers late appointments and longer DVAC Main Line hours to Advocacy Services clients, extending remote services Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Advocacy Services is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of available resources and options to support clients. Advocates provide court and legal advocacy, as well as housing and economic support. Specially trained advocates explain court system processes and what to expect as they provide, free of charge:

  • Safety planning
  • Crisis intervention
  • Court accompaniment to protective order hearings
  • Information and assistance with civil and criminal court process
  • Information about available housing/shelter and economic resources 
  • Referrals

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 703-246-4573.


Learn more about the Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC).

Learn about Domestic and Sexual Violence Services.


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For media inquiries, contact Department of Family Services' Public Information Officer Amy Carlini by email, office phone 703-324-7758 or mobile phone 571-355-6672.

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