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

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]

SCAN Prepares to Offer a New Stewards of Children Training

SCAN has trained more than 1,200 people through Stewards of Children, a nationally accredited child sexual abuse prevention training developed by Darkness to Light. The training is designed to help community members recognize, react and report child sexual abuse.   The original three-hour video-led training has led many people to become more aware and take action [more]

The Child Advocacy Center Earns Reaccreditation

The National Children’s Alliance Board of Directors has approved SCAN’s Child Advocacy Center’s application for re-accreditation. The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) was first accredited in 2007. The CAC is based on a national model that provides comprehensive intervention designed around what is best for victimized children.  Being recognized by a national organization validates the hard work [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.