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

Lisa Wright Celebrates 15 Years with SCAN's Child Advocacy Centers

 Lisa Wright has been a critical part of SCAN over the past 15 years. She serves as the Child Advocacy Center Trauma Focused Treatment Coordinator and Trauma Informed Community Network Co-Coordinator. Lisa also played a vital role in helping SCAN establish the first therapeutic preschool in our region in 2011. Her relentless work to make [more]

Marly Santoro leads 2019 SCAN Santa Shop

Marly Santoro has been involved with SCAN's Board of Young Professionals since 2017. This year she has taken on the role of leading the BYP Santa Shop. Her leadership, grace, kindness, and enthusiasm have already made such a difference for SCAN families and we are excited for the 2019 Santa Shop! How did you first get [more]

Amy Johnson helps Launch Pilot at Glen Lea Elementary School

Amy Johnson has been involved with SCAN for several years, but took on a new role as the Trauma Informed Education Specialist at Glen Lea Elementary School in February 2019. This pilot project was launched in collaboration with SCAN, Henrico Education Foundation, and Henrico County Public Schools. SCAN is fortunate to have Amy’s experience, passion, [more]

Brad McGetrick Serves as Board Vice-Chair

Brad McGetrick joined the SCAN Board of Directors in 2017 and is serving as the 19-20 Board Vice-Chair. We are thrilled to have Brad’s leadership, generosity and commitment as part of the SCAN Board leadership team this year. How did you first get involved with SCAN? I was introduced to SCAN through a former colleague, Birck Turnbull. We [more]

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]

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