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.

Dialed In with DCJS Victim Services

Dialed In with DCJS Victim ServicesRecently, Domestic and Sexual Violence Services staff Keesha Coke, assistant division director; Andrea Nunes-Gardner, Crisis Response Services program manager; Melody Vielbig, Clinical Services program manager; and Patti Conway, financial specialist in the Department of Family Services, were guests on Dialed In with DCJS Victim Services, a podcast about Virginia’s victim services. On the hour-long episode, they discussed their secrets to successful grant management, the important role collaboration plays in their organizational success, and how they employ strategic planning to stay focused on the impact of their work and to be intentional with the resources DSVS uses and the services it provides. 

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May Is Asian/Pacific American Heritage MonthMay is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Though data collection about gender-based violence among Asian Americans is scarce, we do know that no one is immune to this public health issue. Existing research estimates that as high as 55% of AAPI women in this country have experienced physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. Find out what current and historical activists have done to support survivors.

Understanding Reproductive Coercion

pregnant woman laying on couchReproductive coercion--when your partner won’t let you see your doctor, sabotages your birth control, forces you to have sex without protection, or threatens your pregnancy--is a type of sexual violence. Learn more about what reproductive coercion looks like and where you can go for support if you’re being impacted by it.


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.

The Department of Defense has worked hard to reduce incidents of interpersonal violence in the Armed Forces but is what it’s doing effective? Recent research found that in 2021, more than 19,000 active-duty women and more than 16,000 active-duty men reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact at least once in the prior year. Results of a two-year investigation by CBS News, released in 2021, found 100,000 incidents of domestic abuse had been reported to the military since 2015. These stats exist despite a whopping $1 billion spent by the Pentagon on a program to prevent exactly this behavior. 

On this episode of Unscripted, host Kendra Lee sits down with Kendal Cristaudo, Hospital Accompaniment specialist in Domestic and Sexual Violence Services; therapist Gabriella Jack; and Kimberly Bell, retired Air Force veteran; to talk about what the Pentagon has called a “tragic” rise in cases of interpersonal violence among the military’s ranks and what’s being done to support survivors.

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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