Office of the Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 114
Fairfax, VA 22030

Ray Morrogh,
Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney

Office of the Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney

About Us

The Office of the Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney is charged primarily with the prosecution of crimes that occur in Fairfax County and felonies that occur in Fairfax City and the Towns of Herndon and Vienna. This office prosecutes many criminal and traffic matters in the Fairfax County General District Court, criminal and delinquency matters in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and all criminal cases in the Fairfax County Circuit Court. The office prosecutes both the violation of County ordinances and the violation of state statutes.

On a daily basis, the Office of the Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney works with numerous law enforcement entities (Virginia State Police, Fairfax County Police, Fairfax City Police, Town of Herndon Police, and Town of Vienna Police) in the course of investigations and in response to questions concerning criminal law.

Successful Partnerships

The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office has partnered with other Fairfax County agencies and community-based service providers and established a Veterans Treatment Docket, a Drug Court, Diversion First, and a pilot Mental Health/Supervised Release Program Docket.

For more information about any of these programs or dockets, please contact our office.

Diversion First

Diversion First offers alternatives to incarceration for people with mental illness or developmental disabilities, who come into contact with the criminal justice system for low level offenses. The goal is to intercede whenever possible to provide assessment, treatment or needed support.

Veterans Treatment Docket

The Fairfax County Veterans Treatment Docket is a court-supervised, comprehensive treatment program. All participants have been determined to have substance use issues and/or have other diagnosed mental health conditions. Participants in this program will undergo "supervision" (i.e., regular court appearances before the Veterans Treatment Docket Judge) and "treatment" (which includes drug testing, individual counseling and group counseling provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs or Fairfax County facilities).

Drug Court

The court’s mission is to enhance public safety through cost-effective, research-based interventions that integrate treatment and court supervision. As a result, the program will save lives, save money and reduce recidivism by breaking the cycle of addiction.

Mental Health/Supervised Released Program Docket

The pilot Mental Health / Supervised Released Program Docket was established in October 2018 in the General District Court. The docket is aimed at addressing mental health and co-occurring substance abuse issues amongst defendants at various stages in the criminal justice system. To date, 130 individuals have been connected with services through this docket, which addresses the cases with a multi-disciplinary approach. 

In January 2019, the application for creation of a Mental Health Court was finalized and submitted to the Virginia Supreme Court for approval. The Mental Health Docket has been approved by the Virginia Supreme Court and will officially launch in Fairfax County in July 2019.

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