Department of Family Services – Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building, Floor 7, Suite 740
Fairfax, VA 22035

Toni Zollicoffer,

Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC)

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

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.

Domestic Violence Action Center’s Advocacy Services Extends Hours

The Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) now offers late appointments and longer DVAC Main Line hours to Advocacy Services clients, extending remote services Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Learn more about DVAC's extended hours.

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

Domestic Violence Action Center’s Advocacy Services Extends Hours

The Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) now offers late appointments and longer DVAC Main Line hours to Advocacy Services clients, extending remote services Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Advocates provide, free of charge, safety planning, crisis intervention, court accompaniment, referrals and more. Learn additional information or schedule an appointment 703-246-4573.

Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) Open in North County

The Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) now offers advocacy services at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center. Services, available Fridays from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., are free and will include an onsite, bilingual (English and Spanish) victim advocate. As with all DVAC sites countywide, walk-ins, appointments and call-ins are welcome. Learn more about DVAC in North County.

person giving care package to DVAC person accepting packageCare Packages Donated to DVAC

Olivia Whitridge drops off care packages she created for victims of domestic violence at the South County Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) office. The boxes are chock-full of trauma-reduction and self-care items, including toiletries and small toys for children.

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.)
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (By appointment only from 4:30-6:30 p.m.)

DVAC South County
South County Human Services Building
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 507, Alexandria, VA 22309
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

DVAC North County
Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center
1086 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170
Hours of operation: Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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


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