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

Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy, & Coordinating Council

Mission: The mission of the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy & Coordinating Council is to unite senior-level public officials and community leaders; to advise the Board of Supervisors on a range of domestic violence policy, legislative and program issues; and to guide the development of a coordinated and collaborative community response to domestic violence in the county.

DVPPCC Goals

  • Goal 1: Engage the community in a collective response to the prevention and intervention of domestic violence.
  • Goal 2: Support victim safety and autonomy and promote offender accountability and an opportunity for offenders to eliminate violent behavior in all forms.
  • Goal 3: Increase coordination and consistency of system and community interventions and service provision.
  • Goal 4: Advise the Board of Supervisors on policy and legislative priorities for improving the county's response to domestic violence.

Annual Reports

FY 16 Domestic Violence Prevention Policy Coordinating Council (DVPPCC) Yearly Data Compilation

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.

 

Domestic Violence Network

The Domestic Violence Network (DV Network) is a multi-disciplinary group of service providers and justice professionals coordinating a consistent and comprehensive direct response to domestic violence in Fairfax County.

Mission: The mission of the DV Network is to support the development of a community-wide system of prevention and intervention efforts that are responsive to the needs of individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

The goals of the DV Network are the following:

  • Promote victim safety and offender accountability
  • Increase coordination and consistency of services
  • Strengthen the capacity of service providers and justice professionals
  • Educate the community through outreach
  • Address ongoing and emerging needs

 

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team

The Fairfax County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team (DVFRT) is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals who meet regularly to review the facts and circumstances surrounding all intimate partner homicides and homicide-suicides in Fairfax County, with the aim of diminishing the likelihood of future intimate partner fatalities.

Mission: The mission of the DVFRT is to:

  • Identify the circumstances leading up to intimate partner homicides and homicide-suicides;
  • Determine indicators that promote early identification, intervention, education and prevention efforts in similar cases; and
  • Improve communication in all systems that serve people involved in domestic violence to diminish future intimate partner homicides.

Annual Reports

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team 2013 Annual Report 

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 703-324-5730 or TTY 711.

For additional information about the DVPPCC, the DV Network, or the DVFRT, please contact Nicole Acosta (703) 324-9494.