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

Board of Young Professionals Member Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce and her husband Chad are proud new parents to a baby boy, and as long-time supporters of SCAN, their support and the impact of SCAN’s work has now taken on a new meaning to them. “Now that we are parents, we look at protecting children in a whole new light. We think of what [more]

SCAN Executive Director, Jeanine Harper, Honored with Carol S. Fox “Making Kids Count” Award

Voices for Virginia’s Children honors SCAN's Executive Director, Jeanine Harper, as the 2016 individual honoree of the Carol S. Fox Making Kids Count Award. The Making Kids Count award recognizes a Virginia individual and an organization for exemplary efforts to improve the lives of children in the Commonwealth.  Click here to read more about the criteria. Carol S. Fox [more]

Family Support Program Building Stronger Families

SCAN’s Family Support Program provides weekly treatment groups and psycho-educational groups for families that have experienced or are at high risk of experiencing child abuse and/or neglect. This year, the Family Support Program started a pilot group that met twice a week, instead of the standard one a week meeting, with a fantastic outcome. We would [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 Melissa McGinn here.

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