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

Anne Buzzelli Reflects on her 13 Years with SCAN

Anne has been with Greater Richmond SCAN for 13 years serving as Program Assistant. She provides integral support within the Child Advocacy Centers (CAC), Circle Preschool (CPP) and our Family Support Program (FSP). Throughout the years Anne has stepped into numerous roles as needed and continues to provide an amazing set of skills and staff support to SCAN.  How did [more]

Lindsay Dillon Leads BYP During 21-22 Year

Lindsay Dillon first joined the BYP in 2018 and quickly became an engaged member of the group. She has served as Engagement Chair and Vice Chair and has now stepped into the role of BYP Chair for the 21-22 year. We are looking forward to having her experience, excitement for SCAN and the BYP, and [more]

James Atchison Serves as SCAN Board Treasurer

James Atchison joined the SCAN Board in 2018 and quickly became an engaged member. This year he is stepping into the role of Board Treasurer and will lead the SCAN Board Finance Committee. We look forward to having his expertise and passion for SCAN’s mission as part of the Board leadership team this year! How did [more]

Michelle Walseman Brings Expertise to dual role at SCAN

Michelle started in a dual role at SCAN in 2019, working within the Richmond CASA and Child Advocacy Center Programs. We are thankful for the expertise, commitment to families, and positive presence that she brings to the SCAN team! How did you first get involved with SCAN? What has your life/work experience been that brought you [more]

Trauma Informed Community Network

The Greater Richmond TICN formed in the fall of 2012 with 7 professionals and, through a Collective Impact framework, has grown to over 175 members strong. We are dedicated to supporting and advocating for trauma-informed care for all children, families and professionals in the Greater Richmond Virginia area.  Click here to learn more about the TICN. [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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Dedicated to supporting and advocating for trauma-informed care for all children, families and professionals in the Greater Richmond Virginia area.

Trainings & Workshops

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