Greater Richmond SCAN

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.


  • Advocacy
  • Child Abuse / Neglect
  • Counseling
  • Court Related Services
  • Education - Parenting
  • Education - Pre-school
  • Prevention
  • Support Groups - Parenting


Most referrals are from local Department of Social Services and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations courts. Services are available to anyone in the City of Richmond and the surrounding counties of:

  • Chesterfield
  • Colonial Heights
  • Hanover
  • Henrico
  • Hopewell
  • Louisa
  • Petersburg
  • Powhatan
  • Prince George


The Family Support Program provides treatment groups and education groups each week for families who have experienced, or are at high risk of experiencing, child abuse or neglect. The Circle Preschool serves children impacted by trauma related to abuse, neglect and exposure to domestic violence. The Child Advocacy Center is based on a national model that provides comprehensive intervention designed around what is best for victimized children. Families are Magic (FAM) creates an educated community, capable and motivated to provide appropriate support and intervention on behalf of children.

Other Details

  • Accepts Volunteers: Yes, must be 18 or older
  • Ages: All
  • Fees: No

More Information

For more information please contact:
Greater Richmond SCAN
Primary Contact: Angela Borsella, Family Support Program Coordinator
Secondary Contact: Melissa Ansley Brooks, Volunteer Coordinator
103 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Phone: 804-257-7226
Fax: 804-257-7109
Email Angela Borsella
Greater Richmond SCAN Website

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Service Definitions

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