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

Dasha Dent Serves on Richmond CASA Team

Dasha Dent joined SCAN as a Richmond CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Case Manager in 2021. Her commitment, energy and sense of caring have been an incredible asset to the SCAN team!   How did you first get involved with SCAN? In the spring of 2019, I was enrolled in a Field Observation Human Service Class at Old [more]

Lorena Brennan Castro Helps Expand CAC TFT Services to Spanish Speaking Families

Lorena Brennan Castro began as a SCAN intern and was recently hired to join the Child Advocacy Center team as a full-time Trauma Focused Treatment Therapist. Through a grant from Virginia Health Care Foundation, SCAN was able to hire Lorena to help expand behavioral health services to Spanish speaking families who have experienced sexual abuse [more]

Greg Crapanzano Chairs SCAN Spring Fling

Greg has been on SCAN’s Board of Young Professionals since 2019 and is serving as the SCAN Spring Fling event Chair this year. He also volunteers his time and law expertise by assisting SCAN program staff with subpoenas. SCAN is thankful for Greg’s leadership skills, willingness to share his expertise, and his passion for our [more]

Juliet Bloodgood Chairs 20th SCAN Progressive Dinner and Auction

Juliet Bloodgood serves on SCAN's Board of Directors and is the 2022 Progressive Dinner and Auction Chair. Her commitment to SCAN through her work on the Board and as part of the Progressive Dinner planning committee for several years has been incredible. Her leadership, hard work, and coordination expertise has meant so much to SCAN!   How [more]

Sarah-Keel Crews Joins SCAN Team as Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah-Keel joined the SCAN staff in 2021 as the Volunteer Coordinator. She recruits, trains, and coordinates volunteers across all of SCAN’s programs with a special focus on the Richmond CASA program. We are grateful to have her experience, relationship building skills, and kindness on the SCAN team! How did you first get involved with SCAN and [more]

Lucy Rimington Returns to SCAN as FSP Clinical Coordinator

Lucy Rimington has held several roles at SCAN and most recently returned in 2021 to serve as the Family Support Program Clinical Coordinator. How did you first get involved with SCAN?  In August of 2010, I reached out to Melissa McGinn with my interest in being a children’s group facilitator with SCAN. At the time, I [more]

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