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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Victim Services Program

Crime can shatter lives and change futures. It can affect witnesses, victims, their families, neighborhoods, and even entire communities. Additionally, the court process can be emotional and confusing to those not familiar with the process. 

YOUR RIGHTS AS A CRIME VICTIM

Crime victims are entitled to certain information, notification, and assistance as provided by Virginia's Crime Victim and Witness Rights Act (§19.2-11.01), including:   

  • The right to be informed
  • The right to confidentiality
  • The right to notice of court dates and other court-related assistance
  • The right to notice of defendant or prisoner status
  • The right to provide input in the process
  • The right to safety
  • The right to financial assistance
  • The right to post trial assistance and other notices

WHAT VICTIM SERVICES PROVIDES

Victim Services was established to ensure that the rights of crime victims are protected. These free services are available to help victims cope with the trauma and the aftermath of victimization, and to lessen the revictimization often associated with participation in the criminal justice process. Our dedicated staff members provide support and assistance to crime victims as they navigate through all stages of the court process and work to recover from the effects of a crime.  All victims are treated with dignity, respect, and sensitivity as they are provided with the following:   

  • Information about the criminal justice process
  • Accompanying the victim to court
  • Notice of court dates, defendant status, and appeals
  • Confidentiality and emotional support to victims and their families
  • Securing interpreter services
  • Assistance filing Victim Impact Statements, Statement of Financial Loss, Virginia Victims Fund applications
  • Providing information on restitution, resources, and referrals
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