Department of Family Services - Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 339
Fairfax, VA 22035

Nannette Bowler,

Advocacy Services

The goal of advocacy services is to increase client safety through enhanced knowledge and understanding of available resources and options to provide support to clients in accessing appropriate resources. The OFWDSVS community- based advocates provide court and legal advocacy as well as housing and economic support. The advocates work within the empowerment model to preserve the client’s right to self-determination.

Court and Legal Advocacy

The court system can be scary and confusing. Our specially trained Victim Advocates are here to explain the processes and what to expect. Sometimes having someone by your side takes some of the anxiety and stress away. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Our Victim Advocates provide:

You do not need to move forward with criminal proceedings in order to receive these free services.

Additional Resources

Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)*

*Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination in all county programs, services and activities. To request reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-5730or TTY 711.