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

Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC)

* Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline 703-360-7273; TTY 711 **

exit website button circle
**SAFETY ALERT** If you are in danger, call or text 911.

 

Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) logoThe Fairfax County Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) is a comprehensive, co-located service center, staffed by county agency and community non-profit partners (see list on right), created to provide culturally responsive information and support services for victims of domestic violence and stalking, and their families, as well as to promote the accountability of offenders of these crimes through specialized prosecution and offender supervision.

Services Provided

Community victim advocates, system-based advocates, and other service providers offer a safe environment where victims can feel comfortable exploring their options and accessing the services and resources they may need. All services are free and, when possible, confidential. Some of the services include:

  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Crisis intervention, emotional support, and options counseling
  • Education about the criminal and civil justice systems (including civil protective orders)
  • Emergency shelter
  • Housing information and referral
  • Referrals to other county and community-based resources
  • Short-term case management
  • Victim advocacy

DVAC also provides the following services to offenders (off-site only) through a protective order compliance officer:

  • Probation counseling regarding compliance with conditions of civil protective orders
  • Referrals to Batterer Intervention Programs or related treatment, family, or social service resources

Services are provided to victims of domestic violence or stalking and their families who reside in Fairfax County or were assaulted and/or stalked in the county. Referrals for offender services are also available through the intake telephone number only (no offender walk-ins).

For more information about DVAC, call 703-246-4573.

What does a DVAC advocate do? Plenty, and in multiple languages!

DVAC
Historic Courthouse
4000 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 2702, Fairfax, VA 22030
The Historic Courthouse is building #2.
Locate building #2 on this mapPDF icon.
(Enter on the side facing West Street.)

DVAC South County
South County Human Services Building
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 507, Alexandria, VA 22309

DVAC North County
Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center
1086 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170

If you are interested in a tour of our DVAC locations, please call 703-246-4573.

 

Fairfax Virtual Assistant