Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community

Information for Domestic Violence Service Providers in Fairfax County, Virginia

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Support the New DV Family Law Partnership

The DV Network, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, the George Mason School of Law Foundation and DVAC are collaborating to develop a family law partner to be located at DVAC.  Please click here for more information and to learn how to make a donation to this important effort!

New Fact Sheets Collection from the DV Network

Check out this compilation of informative fact sheets from the DV Network's Coordination Committee.  Click here for the pdf file, which can be printed as a booklet or as individual sheets on different topics.



DVPPCC 2013 Annual Report Released

Click here for the Fairfax County DVPPCC 2013 Annual Report.






Upcoming Meetings

  • The DV Network will next meet on April 15, 2014 from 10-12 conference room 2/3 of the Fairfax County Government Center.
  • The DVPPCC (Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy, and Coordinating Council) will next meet on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 7:30am to 9:30am at the Massey A Level Conference Room.  
  • SAVE THE DATE:  The DV Community 3rd Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, October 6th from 8am to 12pm.  More information coming soon! 


  • NVFS is hiring a Bilingual Mental Health Counselor/ Therapist to work with trauma survivors.  Please visit their website for information and to apply.     
  • Kathy Prudden, a private therapist in northern VA with an art therapy specialty, and the Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services are soliciting artwork from survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence for a display later this spring in Seattle at the annual EVAWI Conference. Consider encouraging clients, sponsoring groups, or talking with others who might be interested in participating in this project. This flyer details the project with its goals and guidelines. Please contact Kathleen Kelmelis (703-324-2285) or Kathy (contact information on flyer) for additional information.   

Trainings and Events

Ongoing groups: The Compassion Training for Couples in Conflict (not intended for couples who have already experienced violence) is held on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Government Center, Suite 339.  Please contact Sonia Valenzuela (703-324-9484 or Sonia.Valenzuela@fairfaxcounty.gov) for more information. 
April 2, 2014: Beyond Engaging Men: Building Community, Accountability and Sustainability webinar will be held at 3:00pm.  Register here.    
April 2, 2014: The next Fathers In Touch parenting group starts at Gum Springs Community Center from 6:30 – 9:00pm and will continue on Wednesday evenings through June.  Please see the flyer for more information.

April 3, 2014:  Shelter House is hosting Creating New Beginnings: Benefit Breakfast for Family Homelessness and Domestic Violence from 7:30am to 9am at the Westwood Country Club (800 Maple Avenue E, Vienna, VA).  Please visit their website for more information and to register. 

April 3, 2014 & other dates throughout April:  Ft. Belvoir’s SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention) program will host several events in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  See this flyer for the entire list.   

 April 3, 2014: Free yoga class will be held at DVAC (Room 2700 of the Historic Courthouse) from 4-5:30pm.  Contact Allison Medina with questions:  amedina@thewomenscenter.org.  

April 6, 2014: The Fairfax County Police Department’s Victim Services Section will again launch National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with its 2nd Annual 5K Walk/Candlelight Vigil. The event will kick off at 4:30 with registration, followed by guest speakers and the 5K.  A candlelight tribute to crime victims and survivors will be held immediately following the 5K.

April 7, 2014:  In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, several Northern Virginia agencies, including the Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services and The Women’s Center, are sponsoring TOTALLY!, a show by Kimleigh Smith.  The event, for mature audiences only, will be held starting at 6:30pm at the Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus Theatre (CE Building, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003). 
April 10, 2014: DV Network’s Tier Two training will be held from 9am to 12pm in the Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Room 9/10.  April’s training will be a follow-up to our successful March Teen Dating Violence training.  JCADA will be presenting their teen prevention program called “It’s Not Love.”  Tier Two training is open to all professionals and volunteers who completed the Tier One training.  Please register here
April 10, 2014: From 11am to 9pm, the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation is holding a fundraiser at the Greene Turtle restaurant in Fairfax City.  Proceeds will help the FCPD Victim Services Section meet the immediate needs of crime victims in our community.  Please bring this flyer with you. 

April 22-24, 2014: EVAW International’s Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking.

April 26, 2014:  SafeSpot Child Advocacy Center is hosting the Champions for Children 5K Race/Walk at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston.   The race starts at 9am.  Please register: www.SafeSpotFairfax.org.

May 28-30, 2014:  Save the date for the Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse 20th Annual Conference.  More details coming soon at: http://www.vcpea.org/.  

June 9-10, 2014Danger Assessment and Risk Management conference in Minneapolis, MN.  Visit here for more information and registration.

June 12-13, 2014Reduce the Risk: Strangulation Prevention Conference and Law Enforcement and Prosecutor Institute training will be held at the Holiday Inn in Lynchburg. Breakfast, lunch, and periodic refreshments will be provided. The registration rate is $60 for day one, $85 for both days. Scholarship funding is available. The Conference Planning Committee is currently seeking continuing education credits for various disciplines. For more details on registration, scholarships, and continuing education credits, please visit http://tinyurl.com/strangulationconf2014 or www.vsdvalliance.org