• ​The Department of Social Services has served our community for 75 years! Thanks for all you do to keep our children and families safe!
  • Manassas Office:
    Sudley North Government Center
    7987 Ashton Avenue Suite 200
    Woodbridge Office:
    Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building
    15941 Donald Curtis Drive Suite 180
    Department Telephone: 703-792-7500
    Department Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Department of Social Services

Our Mission

The Department of Social Services mission is to enhance the quality of life in Prince William County by affording individuals and families the support, protection and safety necessary to enable them to build self-reliant lives.

Our People

The Department of Social Services employs many dedicated professionals with credentials in social work, counseling, employment/career planning, criminal justice and information technology. The Department provides County residents with a range of services, financial assistance and residential programs for youth. The Department also provides County citizens with federally mandated programs including Child and Adult Protective Services, SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. Courtney Tierney is the Acting Director of Social Services and can be reached at 703-792-7500.     

Child Abuse Prevention – You Have the Power to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

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We can all do something to help keep the children in Prince William County safe and happy.  Reach out to your neighbors, co-workers and members of your faith community every day with actions like these that can make a big difference:

1. Mentor a child or a parent through local volunteer programs
2. Plan parenting or child abuse education programs at your workplace, church​, or other organizations.
3. Praise a child when they have tried hard at something or used good manners
4. Baby-sit for a stressed out neighbor or friend
5. Donate your time and money to local child abuse prevention organizations

Always report suspected abuse or neglect to 703-792-4200 or the 24 hour state hotline 1-800-552-7096

Thursday, April 9, 2015 is National Wear Blue Day for Child Abuse Prevention, wear blue clothing or a blue ribbon to show your support! 
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Please join the Prince William County Department of Social Services on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 12 Noon to kick-off Child Abuse Prevention Month.  We will be  planting a Pinwheel Garden at the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building in Woodbridge to raise awareness for child abuse in Prince William County. Pinwheels are a symbol of healthy, happy childhood, something every child in Prince William County deserves-Read more...

Look Before You Lock


Hundreds of children each year are involved in potentially fatally accidents when left unattended in a vehicle.  According to Virginia Department of Social Services, in 2013, 44 children in the United States died as a result being left in a hot car. 
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