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

Incoming Board of Directors Chair Birck Turnbull

SCAN relies on the support of its many volunteers to fulfill its vital mission each day. This includes the Board of Directors, which is comprised of approximately 30 community members who help guide the vision, finances, legal decisions and more for SCAN.   Birck Turnbull is one of these essential volunteers. Birck became a board member in [more]

Child Advocacy Center Coordinator Teams Up with Daughter

SCAN Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Coordinator Ian Danielsen has collaborated with the Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU for a long time.   He has served the group as an expert on child abuse and neglect and helped develop and present trainings that focus on protecting children with disabilities against child abuse and neglect. Ian [more]

Family Support Program Coordinator Helps with State Wide Initiative

Family Support Program Coordinator Angela Borsella, Ph.D., co-chairs the Best Practice Committee of the Virginia Statewide Parent Education Coalition (VSPEC).   VSPEC is a public/private coalition of professionals and parents  who work together to advocate for and ensure that all caregivers have access to quality parenting education, information services and support necessary to raise happy, healthy [more]

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]

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Events Calendar

  • August 1, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, August 1, 2014

  • August 15, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, August 15, 2014

  • August 21, 2014
    • Stewards of Children Training

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, August 21, 2014

  • September 5, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, September 5, 2014

  • September 18, 2014
    • Stewards of Children Training

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, September 18, 2014

  • September 19, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, September 19, 2014

  • October 3, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, October 3, 2014

  • October 16, 2014
    • Stewards of Children Training

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, October 16, 2014

  • October 17, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, October 17, 2014

  • November 7, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, November 7, 2014

  • 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

  • December 5, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, December 5, 2014

  • December 18, 2014
    • Stewards of Children Training

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, December 18, 2014

  • December 19, 2014
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, December 19, 2014

  • January 2, 2015
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, January 2, 2015

  • January 15, 2015
    • Stewards of Children Training

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, January 15, 2015

  • January 16, 2015
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, January 16, 2015

  • February 6, 2015
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, February 6, 2015

  • February 19, 2015
    • Stewards of Children Training

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, February 19, 2015

  • February 20, 2015
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, February 20, 2015

  • March 6, 2015
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, March 6, 2015

  • March 19, 2015
    • Stewards of Children Training

      Starts: 6:00 pm

      Ends: 9:00 pm, March 19, 2015

  • March 20, 2015
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, March 20, 2015

  • April 3, 2015
    • Tour the Child Advocacy Center

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Ends: 12:30 pm, April 3, 2015

Stewards of Children Training



To sign up for a Stewards of Children training, please contact Lucy Block here.