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Erin Jewett joined SCAN’s Board of Directors this year, and has since enjoyed a positive and engaging experience getting to know fellow Board Members. “I have enjoyed working with other Board Members on projects within SCAN, while learning about their experience on the Board, and why they support this cause,” said Erin.
“As a table captain at this year’s Child Advocates Breakfast, I was thrilled to see the response from my friends when asked to join me in supporting SCAN,” said Erin. “Because of SCAN’s great reputation and strong leadership as a non-profit in the community, they had no hesitation to help support the cause.”
As a member of the Board of Directors, Erin has attended a Richmond CASA court hearing. “Attending the CASA court hearing was such a moving and shocking experience,” said Erin. “It really exposed the reality of what happens to children in our community.”
Each Board Member is also required to take the Stewards of Children training, a nationally recognized child sexual abuse prevention program. Based on the national prevention model developed by the Darkness to Light Foundation, the goal of this training is to diminish the incidence and impact of child sexual abuse and to raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse in our communities.
“As a parent, it was a good reminder that we need to ask questions,” said Erin. “It also showed the reality that children fall into these circumstances.”
Erin is also an active community member, who is very involved at her church, St. James Episcopal, and her daughter’s school, Collegiate. As a graduate of Davidson College, Erin helps coordinate and facilitate alumni events.
“In my work so far with SCAN, I have really been impacted by the reality of what happens to children in our community,” said Erin. “There is such a great need for these children and families, one that SCAN is helping achieve.”
For more information on SCAN’s Board of Directors, click here.