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 New Development Director

Eager to work in an organization he has always admired, David LeFebvre joined Greater Richmond SCAN as Development Director in November of 2014. “Since moving to Richmond, I have always heard of SCAN’s great reputation and high impact within the community.” said David. Growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, David knew he wanted to be involved with [more]

Sonal Patel

Sonal Patel has always had a passion to work with children. “I was naturally caring and empathetic and wanted to somehow be involved with promoting healthy lives for children. I always knew I wanted to work with kids.”   With a specialization in infancy and early childhood, it was a natural fit for Sonal to come to [more]

Restraint and Seclusion in Virginia Schools

The Coalition for the Improvement of School Safety’s work represents a two-year effort that began in earnest when Delegate Betsy Carr asked CAC Program Coordinator Ian Danielsen and MSW Student Lauren Weidner for a needs assessment regarding students with disabilities within Virginia schools. This research led to the formation of the Coalition for the Improvement [more]

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]

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Stewards of Children Training

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