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,

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Domestic Violence Can Happen to Anyone

Someone you know might be experiencing domestic violence if their partner insults them in front of other people, they are scared of making their partner angry, they stop spending time with family and friends, or they have to check in with their partner all the time or get their partner’s permission to do anything.

This year, our theme for Domestic Violence Awareness Month is Be. the. One. Play a Part. We encourage you to choose a simple thing you can do to Play a Part to raise awareness about and to help end domestic violence. #PlayAPart

Get Involved

Fairfax County is sponsoring a series of events to mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to help you Be. the. One. Play a Part.


This event took place at the Fairfax County Government Center between 8 a.m.-Noon to celebrate the work that the DV Network has done over the past year, and to re-energize for the work to come!

Channel 16 - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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