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

12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 339
Fairfax, VA 22035

Nannette Bowler,
Director

Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC)

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

  • Court Attire Program - a wide selection of clothing for court hearings and job interviews.
  • 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.


 

Contact Us

DVAC

Historic Courthouse

4000 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 2702

Fairfax, VA 22030

(The Historic Courthouse is building #2 on this map PDF icon. Enter on the side facing West Street.)

 

DVAC South County

South County Human Services Building

8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 507

Alexandria, VA 22309

 

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