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,
Director

ADAPT: Anger & Domestic Abuse Prevention & Treatment Program

ADAPT is an 18-week state-certified domestic violence intervention program that utilizes a compassionate approach. ADAPT teaches emotional regulation skills to adult residents of Fairfax County and the cities of Falls Church and Fairfax who have been physically, emotionally, or sexually abusive to a spouse, partner, child, parent, or other family member.

Fees

  • For county residents: intake-$150; group program-$300
  • For non-county residents: intake-$200; group program-$400
  • Reduced fees for county residents with documented financial need: intake-$50; group program-$100

Note: All group program fees are due at the fourth group session and must be paid before the start of the fifth group session.

Specific due dates and additional information will be provided by ADAPT staff at orientation or intake.

Do not make payment prior to completing your 90- to 120-minute intake with an ADAPT staff member.

* Please note that there are no refunds for program services.*

All fee transactions and records are confidential and will not be shared with any party except those necessary for processing the payment. Exceptions can be made only with a written release of information signed by the program participant.

Make an online credit card payment for the ADAPT Program.

Location
We offer groups at Chantilly, Reston, Fairfax-Merrifield, and South County (Alexandria). Each group meets for two hours over 18 consecutive weeks and occurs on one weekday evening per week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesday, or Thursdays. The start time for each group varies from 6 p.m.-7p.m., based on location.

Orientation

If you are interested in learning more about ADAPT, you are invited to a free walk-in orientation and registration (O&R) session, offered several times per week at various locations throughout the county. You may bring a friend or family member to this informational session. At O&R, you will have an opportunity to ask questions, to learn more about the program and to decide whether you are ready to enroll in the 18-week psychoeducational group. To register for O&R, please call the ADAPT Intake and Registration line at 703-968-4052, TTY 703-324-5706.