Greater Richmond SCAN provides the awareness, treatment, advocacy, and education needed to enhance the lives of children. SCAN’s services promote positive parenting, strengthen families and help create a community that values and cares for its children. Our programs include:
Family Support Program (FSP)
FSP seeks to strengthen families and equip caregivers with tools to provide healthy homes for their children. FSP provides services along a continuum, ranging from primary prevention parent education workshops on a variety of topics to intensive groups for families who have been affected by abuse.
Child Advocacy Centers (CAC)
Based on a national model and the first of its kind in Richmond, the CAC is designed to dramatically improve the investigation, treatment and prosecution of severe physical and sexual abuse cases in our community. Both the Richmond CAC and Henrico CAC provide a safe, child-friendly place for victims and their families to receive child forensic interviews, trauma-focused treatment, victim advocacy, multidisciplinary case review and case tracking.
Community Programs encompass all of SCAN’s prevention programs and initiatives that are at the organizational, community and state level. These programs are focused on the prevention of child maltreatment through the advancement of protective factors and trauma informed approaches in organizations, communities and systems.
Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program
Richmond CASA trains volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children involved in cases of abuse or neglect in the Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court process. CASAs serve as the voice of the child in the courtroom and stay on each case until the child is in a safe, permanent home.
Circle Preschool Program
The Circle Preschool is a therapeutic preschool program that offers early childhood education and mental health treatment to preschool-age children who have experienced trauma related to abuse, neglect or exposure to domestic violence. The innovative program is the first of its kind in the emotional functioning for children with the goal of enhancing school readiness. By incorporating caregivers, SCAN also significantly improves family functioning.