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 adults, teens, and children who have been impacted 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

Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC)
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.)

Fairfax County Community Services Room
Tysons Corner Center
1961 Chain Bridge Road (2nd Level outside of Nordstrom)
McLean, VA 22102
703-246-5995, Email
Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
(If you arrive before 10 a.m., please use Parking Deck A, located across from the Michael Kors store. Enter the mall through the entrance situated between Michael Kors and Maman Joon.)

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.

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.

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.

Triggers and Trauma

woman sitting on floor writing in journal A trigger is a reminder of a past trauma. This reminder can cause a person to feel overwhelmed, sadness, anxiety, or panic. It may also cause someone to have flashbacks. A flashback is a vivid, often negative memory that may appear without warning. It can cause someone to lose track of their surroundings and “relive” a traumatic event. Find out more about what causes triggers and how to manage them.

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.

Modern-day dating, part 2: Who establishes boundaries when you're dating with children? What are the rules for dating someone from a different religion or culture? How do you have difficult conversations with a new dating partner? On this episode of Unscripted, host Kendra Lee sits down with Dr. Kelly Jackson, Quality Assurance Clinical Supervisor; Jennifer Perkins, ADAPT Supervisor; and Tanisha Cox, Volunteer Manager; all with Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, to further our discussion about dating in the modern era.

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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