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

Heather Farber Expands Role as SCAN Volunteer Coordinator

Heather first began with SCAN as a Richmond CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Case Manager in 2015 and later took on the role of CASA Volunteer Coordinator. We are excited that she has now expanded her role to become the SCAN Volunteer Coordinator. She is now tackling recruitment, retention, communication, and coordination efforts for all [more]

Lindsey Strachan Steps into BYP Vice-Chair Role

Lindsey Strachan has been a valuable part of SCAN’s Board of Young Professionals since 2016. We are excited and grateful to have her passion, kindness, and leadership as she takes on the role of BYP Vice-Chair this coming year! How did you first get involved with SCAN? A few years ago, I began looking for ways to [more]

Keisha Tolliver Reaches Both Children and Parents at SCAN

Keisha Tolliver began at SCAN in August 2018 and quickly began to utilize her talents in two of SCAN’s programs. She works full-time as the Circle Preschool Program’s Assistant Teacher/Therapeutic Aide and also helps SCAN reach parents as a facilitator in the Family Support Program. We are thankful for her passion, dedication, and expertise which [more]

Noah Dziedzic joins SCAN as Operations Coordinator

Noah joined SCAN as the new Operations Coordinator in January 2019. His enthusiasm, intelligence, work ethic, and willingness to jump in have already made an impact on SCAN. We are excited to have him as part of the SCAN team! How did you first get involved with SCAN? I first became involved with SCAN through Melissa Brooks, [more]

Natalie Clavon enhances Family Support Program as Clinical Coordinator

Natalie has been a member of the Family Support Program staff for several years now. She brings an extensive background of clinical and education experience to her role as Clinical Coordinator, a position that was recently expanded to full-time. We are thankful to Natalie for sharing her passion, intelligence, and hard work with SCAN! How did [more]

New Trauma Focused Treatment Model Comes to CAC

Five SCAN staff that work within the Trauma Focused Treatment program at the Child Advocacy Center attended a 2-day training with the Yale Child Study Center in July. This training was the beginning of the implementation of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CFTSI) Model at the CAC. The next steps for this training are [more]

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