Department of Family Services – Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

Toni Zollicoffer,
Director

Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence

What Is a Coordinated Community Response?
No one agency, organization or individual can address and end domestic violence alone. It takes the engagement of an entire communities to do this. The coordinated community response in Fairfax County brings together key players countywide to identify and address any gaps in our system of support, develop strategies and approaches to enhance our community’s and systems’ response to domestic violence and sexual assault. The response in Fairfax is multifaceted and made up of numerous coordinating groups, including the Council to End Domestic Violence, the Domestic Violence Network and the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.
 
Council to End Domestic Violence

Mission: The mission of the Fairfax County Council to End Domestic Violence (formerly Domestic Violence Prevention Policy Coordinating Council) is to:

  • Goal 1: Unite senior-level public officials and community leaders;

  • Goal 2: Advise the Board of Supervisors on a range of domestic violence policy, legislative and program issues; and

  • Goal 3: Guide the development of a coordinated and collaborative community response to domestic violence in Fairfax County.

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 703-324-5730 or 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

2016 Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Five Year Report  *

* Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability 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, contact Brittany Vera by email or call 703-324-3586.

 

 

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