Department of Family Services – Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
703-324-5730 TTY 711
12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building, Floor 7, Suite 740
Fairfax, VA 22035
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Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

The Department of Family Services' Domestic and Sexual Violence Services offers compassionate and comprehensive state-accredited programs for women, men, teens and children who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking.

Free, short-term individual and family counseling services are now available via teletherapy. Call us at 703-324-5730 and choose the option for Counseling ServicesThe DSVS 24-hour hotline is still available 703-360-7273.

National Resources

State Resources

Local Resources

  • Fairfax County Police Department
    Emergency: 911
    Non-Emergency: 703-691-2131
  • Magistrates
    Issues emergency protective orders.
    Fairfax: 703-246-2178
  • Community Services Board
    Provides services for people with mental illness or substance use disorders.
    Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY 711
    Entry & Referral: 703-383-8500; TTY 711
  • Child Protective Services
    703-324-7400; TTY 703-222-9452
  • Adult Protective Services
    703-324-7450; TTY 703-449-1186
  • Coordinated Services Planning
    Information and referral to human services resources in the community.
    703-222-0880, TTY 703-802-7914

Pennino Building
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 740
Fairfax County, VA 22035
703-324-5730, Email
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Domestic Violence Action Center
Historic Courthouse
4000 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 2702
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-246-4573, Email
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (By appointment only from 4:30-7 p.m.)

Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center
1086 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170
Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Herndon Connections for Hope
1141 Elden Street, Suite 200
Herndon, VA 20170
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

InovaCares Clinic for Women and Children
6400 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA 22042
Mondays and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Find Out the Latest News in DSVS

Interested in more articles about Domestic and Sexual Violence programs, services and resources? Check out the DSVS news page or variety of helpful topics.

Unscripted: Conversations about Sexual and Domestic Violence

unscripted-logoUnscripted: Conversations about Sexual and Domestic Violence is a podcast featuring employees and subject matter experts from Domestic and Sexual Violence Services and partner organizations discussing all aspects of interpersonal violence, plus solutions and resources for support for residents of Fairfax County.

On this edition of Unscripted, host Kendra Lee talks with Lydia Guirguis, advocacy services supervisor in Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, and Colleen Armstrong, on-call crisis line specialist for DSVS, about why Domestic Violence Awareness Month, also known as DVAM, is so important and ways we can better support survivors while raising awareness.

LGBTQIA+ Language Guide

Hands in shape of heart with rainbow Words matters! And this language guide is an excellent resource to help folks better understand terms related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression used in LGBTQIA+ communities. It is not exhaustive, though, and since people use language in different ways, the best practice is always to honor how an individual identifies themselves.

Top 5 Reasons to Work with Fairfax County DSVS Division

hands embracingDomestic and Sexual Violence Services works with communities to transform society’s response to domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking, and stalking by challenging oppression, collaborating to inform policy, and providing everybody impacted by violence with equitable access to trauma-informed support, advocacy, education, and a space for healing. Check out this article about the value of working with Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Division. 

All services are confidential, free, and provided regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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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