Child Advocacy Centers

 Promoting safety and healing for children who have experienced traumatic events by providing a safe space for forensic interviews, family advocacy, trauma-focused treatment and facilitation of multi-disciplinary team response 

SCAN’s Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) helps children who have experienced a potentially traumatizing event (such as sexual abuse, physical abuse and exposure to violence). Our goals are to provide a safe space for children to be interviewed, reduce the number of times a child is interviewed, provide assistance and support to caregivers and to provide therapy to help with healing after exposure to traumatic events. SCAN’s CAC Program opened in 2004 and is accredited through the National Children’s Alliance.

The Greater Richmond CAC works with the following jurisdictions: City of Richmond, Charles City, Cumberland County, Goochland County, Henrico County, New Kent County, Louisa County, and Prince George County. These jurisdictions work together in Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) to enhance communication throughout the investigation and to work for the best interest of the child.

Hear from two CAC caregivers about their experience with SCAN.

Learn more about how CACs help kids in this video from National Children’s Alliance