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, Cumberland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Louisa, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan and Prince George.

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Recent News

Graceful Gatherings Cookbook

Graceful Gatherings A collection of recipes celebrating family and friends Graceful Gatherings showcases delicious recipes designed to inspire memorable moments whether the celebration is an elegant dinner, spontaneous party, casual picnic or weeknight family meal.  Recipes for breakfast and brunch such as Lemon Ricotta Soufflé Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup and Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash are [more]

Abes for Babes

Join us for the Abes for Babes Campaign and help us raise important funds for SCAN's programs. Abes for Babes is a grassroots campaign held from Abraham's Birthday (February 12th) through the end of April, National Child Abuse Prevention month. SCAN is working with local businesses, schools and other organizations to collect pennies in support of SCAN's [more]

Paper Tigers

STRESSED BRAINS CAN’T LEARN: PAPER TIGERS, A DOCUMENTARY FILM BY JAMES REDFORD ON TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) and the University of Richmond School of Law, in partnership with The Jenkins Foundation, are hosting a screening of Paper Tigers, a film that captures the pain, danger, beauty and hopes of struggling teens—and the [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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Events Calendar

June 3, 2016

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm,June 3, 2016

June 17, 2016

Tour the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Starts: 11:30 am

Ends: 12:30 pm,June 17, 2016

Stewards of Children Training

To sign up for a Stewards of Children training, please contact Denise Noble here.