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

Circle Preschool Program Earns Grant and Partnership with VCU

SCAN recently earned a grant and a vital partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) Center for Civic Engagement to help improve and expand its Circle Preschool Program (CPP). SCAN expects to engage and educate more than 150 staff, faculty and other partners through this project.   The CPP is the lone provider of early childhood education [more]

Executive Director Accepting Part-Time Position with Richmond DSS

Executive Director Jeanine Harper has agreed to work as an executive-on-loan to the Richmond Department of Social Services (DSS) for six months.   Jeanine has agreed to specifically help Richmond DSS "retool the City's Child Protective Services unit."    The Mayor stated, "We've simply got to do a better job with respect to protecting the safety of vulnerable [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 Has a New Home

SCAN opened the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in 2004 to improve the region’s investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child sexual and severe physical abuse cases. November of 2014 marks the Center’s 10-year anniversary of serving children in the Greater Richmond area. Since SCAN opened the CAC in Old City Hall, it has served an ever [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

  • October 3, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, October 3, 2014

  • October 17, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, October 17, 2014

  • October 30, 2014
    • Volunteer Orientation

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 7:30 pm, October 30, 2014

  • November 4, 2014
    • Parenting Group

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, November 4, 2014

  • November 5, 2014
    • Student Meeting with L.Wright

      Starts: 10:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, November 5, 2014

    • Parenting group

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 2:00 pm, November 5, 2014

    • Parenting Group

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, November 5, 2014

  • November 6, 2014
    • Parenting Group

      Starts: 11:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 6, 2014

  • November 7, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, November 7, 2014

  • November 11, 2014
    • Parenting Group

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, November 11, 2014

  • November 12, 2014
    • Student Meeting with L.Wright

      Starts: 10:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, November 12, 2014

    • Parenting group

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 2:00 pm, November 12, 2014

  • November 13, 2014
    • Parenting Group

      Starts: 11:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 13, 2014

  • November 18, 2014
    • Parenting Group

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, November 18, 2014

  • November 19, 2014
    • Student Meeting with L.Wright

      Starts: 10:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, November 19, 2014

    • Parenting group

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 2:00 pm, November 19, 2014

    • Richmond MDT Case Review

      Starts: 3:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, November 19, 2014

    • Volunteer Orientation

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 7:30 pm, November 19, 2014

  • November 20, 2014
    • Parenting Group

      Starts: 11:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, November 20, 2014

    • Stewards of Children Training

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, November 20, 2014

  • November 21, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, November 21, 2014

  • November 25, 2014
    • Richmond MDT Leadership Team

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 11:00 am, November 25, 2014

    • Parenting Group

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, November 25, 2014

  • November 26, 2014
    • Student Meeting with L.Wright

      Starts: 10:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, November 26, 2014

    • Parenting group

      Starts: 1:00 pm

      Ends: 2:00 pm, November 26, 2014

Stewards of Children Training



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