Our Mission

SCAN’s mission is to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect throughout the Greater Richmond area by protecting children, promoting positive parenting, strengthening families and creating a community that values and cares for its children.

Our History

SCAN was founded in 1991 to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect in the City of Richmond and the surrounding counties of Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Louisa, Petersburg, Powhatan and Prince George.

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Recent News

SCAN's Informational Videos

Watch SCAN's informational videos covering the work we are doing to prevent and treat child abuse within our 5 [more]

Sam Dibert Gives Back to SCAN

As a native Richmonder, Sam Dibert has always known he wanted to give back to his community. Growing up, Sam said he always had great role models who led the way for his involvement with SCAN. “My parents and grandparents were always dedicated to charitable organizations and helping their community. It was a natural choice [more]

SCAN's Milestones

As we look toward the end of this year and into 2015, we are grateful to celebrate some significant anniversaries in the life of SCAN. Jeanine Harper, Executive Director of SCAN, celebrates 15 years in her leadership role. Jeanine continues to carry the important mission and work of SCAN as it evolves and expands throughout [more]

Therapeutic Preschool Model Grows

During the Spring of 2014, SCAN’s Circle Preschool staff along with SCAN Executive Director Jeanine Harper began meeting with Henrico County Newbridge Learning Center staff to discuss the expansion of the Therapeutic Preschool model. Over the summer, staff from The Circle Preschool observed at the Newbridge Learning Center, consulted regarding potential changes, and provided extensive training [more]

2015 Progressive Dinner Chair Kay Tyler

Kay Tyler joins SCAN this year as a new member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the 2015 Progressive Dinner and Auction. Kay has long been involved with SCAN, primarily through the annual Progressive Dinner and Auction. As a dinner host for many years, she has continued to stay involved with SCAN. “We [more]

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Events Calendar

  • November 7, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, November 7, 2014

  • November 21, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, November 21, 2014

  • December 5, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, December 5, 2014

  • December 19, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, December 19, 2014

Stewards of Children Training



To sign up for a Stewards of Children training, please contact Margo Buchanan here.