Category Archives: Victim Services Unit

Holiday Gift Card Drive for Child Victims

We are heading into the holiday season, but it’s not a time of joy for everyone. In 2017, our Victim Services Section worked over 300 cases involving child victims, as well as child witnesses of domestic and sexual violence. Many of these children will not get to celebrate the holidays this year due to the financial burden that comes with

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Man Charged with Assaulting and Killing a 17-Year-Old Girl

Reston Police District – A man has been charged with murdering a 17-year-old Reston girl who was reported missing today, Sunday, June 18, around 4 a.m. near Dranesville Road and Woodson Road, in the Herndon area. An investigation determined she was walking outside with a group of friends when they got into a dispute with a man in a car.

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: Support by Walking alongside Victims, Survivors, Family Members, and the Community

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: Support by Walking alongside Victims, Survivors, Family Members, and the Community Join the Fairfax County Police Departments Victim Services Section on Sunday, April 2, 2017 as we launch the 2017 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, with the 5th Annual 5K Walk and Crime Victim Tribute. For this free event we invite crime victims, survivors, family

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Help Bring Cheer to Children and Families of Domestic and Sexual Violence by Donating Gift Cards

Are you in the holiday spirit? We are! The Police Department Victim Services Section is conducting their third annual holiday gift card drive in an effort to provide a bit of joy and relief for families and children who have been victimized by domestic and sexual violence. In 2016, our Victim Services Section worked more than 300 cases involving families

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10th Annual K-9 Krawl 5K

In October of 2006, the Fairfax County Police Department held its inaugural K-9 Krawl 5K in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This dog walk was created to raise awareness of the link between domestic violence and pet abuse. Pets are part of the family and oftentimes abusive partners use the bond between victims and their companions to control, manipulate,

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Van Service Driver Charged with Sexual Assault

Mason Police District – Sex Crimes detectives charged a contract employee working for the MetroAccess paratransit service with allegedly sexually assaulting a 51-year-old woman on Tuesday, June 28 in the 3400 block of Carlin Springs Road, in Falls Church. The victim contacted police to make a report on Thursday, June 30. An investigation determined the victim was a customer of

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Sexual Assault Evidence Tests in Fairfax County

Earlier this month, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law new rules for the collection, storage and analysis of Physical Evidence Recovery Kits (PERK). These kits are utilized in evidence recovery for the investigation of sexual assault cases.  When a PERK requires testing to identify a suspect and/or prosecution of a case, it is promptly sent to the Virginia Department of Forensic

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