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 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, 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.

DVAC Services

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).

Get more information about DVAC by calling 703-246-4573.

Locations and Hours

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.

DVAC Historic Courthouse (Building #2)

4000 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 2702, Fairfax, VA 22030
703-246-4573, Email
Map Location for Building #2PDF icon Enter on the side facing West Street.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (By appointment only from 4:30-7 p.m.)

DVAC North County

Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center
1086 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170
Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

DVAC South County

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

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

 


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

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