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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, created to provide culturally responsive information and support services for victims of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human sex trafficking, and their families. DVAC also promotes the accountability of those who have caused harm through these crimes with specialized prosecution and 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:
Assistance with individualized safety planning.
Crisis intervention, emotional support, and options counseling.
Education about the criminal and civil justice systems (including civil protective orders and criminal injuries compensation).
Housing information and referral.
Referrals to other county and community-based resources.
Short-term case management.
Get more information about DVAC by calling 703-246-4573.
Locations and Hours
Domestic Violence Action Center’s Advocacy Services Extends Hours
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.
DVAC Historic Courthouse (Building #2)
4000 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 2702, Fairfax, VA 22030
703-246-4573, Email Map Location for Building #2 Enter on the side facing West Street.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (By appointment only from 4:30-7 p.m.)
DVAC North County
Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center
1086 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170
Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
DVAC South County
South County Human Services Building
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 507, Alexandria, VA 22309
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
If you're interested in a tour of our DVAC locations, please call 703-246-4573.
What does a DVAC advocate do? Plenty, and in multiple languages!
This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-21-GG-02042-ICJR awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.