Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Clerk's Office Hours of Operation: 8am-4:00pm M-F

703-246-3367 | TTY 711

4110 Chain Bridge Road, 3rd floor
Fairfax, VA 22030

Kristi Smith, Clerk of Court

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WHAT WE DO

The Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (JDRDC) hears cases involving juveniles, crimes against juveniles, and family matters (except divorce) in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the towns of Herndon, Vienna, and Clifton. Juvenile Courtrooms are located on the 3rd floor of the Fairfax County Courthouse.

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Court Status - Coronavirus

Effective July 6, 2021 the Court Services Unit's offices are open to the public, however, it is advised to call the specific unit to verify if an appointment is needed before walking-in. Per Fairfax County Circuit Court Chief Judge Penney S. Azcarate's order: "Effective July 6, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals entering the courthouse are not required to wear masks. All unvaccinated visitors are to wear masks according to guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Social distancing will continue to be observed when in the common areas of the courthouse and passive screenings will continue at the entrances of the facility."

Traffic Cases

All traffic matters have been continued and shall be heard at a later date. The Clerk of Court shall issue a notice and summons to all parties when the matters are set for trial.  Any notice or summons issued by the Clerk of Court for traffic matters prior to July 1, 2020 can be disregarded. 

All petitions regarding Child in Need of supervision of Child in Need of Services (CHINS) have been continued.  The Clerk of Court shall issue a notice and summons to all parties when the matters are set for trial. Any notice or summons issued by the Clerk of Court for a CHINS matter prior to July 1, 2020 can be disregarded.

Visitation at Residential Programs - Coronavirus Update

Due to the concerns regarding the impact of the coronavirus and out of concern for the children in our program and the safety of our staff and visitors, parental visitation remains suspended and professional visitation is limited and by appointment only

Below are some frequently addressed topics about our Court.  For more information about each division of the Court, click on the name of the department on the left side navigation menu to go to their homepage. 

You can view our Family Guide to Juvenile Justice | (Spanish) for an introduction to the juvenile court process in Fairfax or watch a video about our services below.

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About the Health & Human Services System

This agency is a part of the Fairfax County Health & Human Services System (HHS). The HHS System is a network of county agencies and community partners that support the well-being of all who live, work, and play in Fairfax County.

JDRDC News

March 1, 2018
FOX 5 DC news article

September 26, 2017
Fairfax County Youth Survey results - Survey Report/Results
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