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The 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.
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)
Housing information and referral
Referrals to other county and community-based resources
Short-term case management
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.
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!
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.
Care 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.
4000 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 2702, Fairfax, VA 22030
The Historic Courthouse is building #2. Locate building #2 on this map.
(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.