About SCAN

Our Vision, Mission & Strategies

Our vision is that every child in Northern Virginia will grow up in a safe, stable, nurturing family, with the supports they need to contribute to stronger communities today and as adults tomorrow.

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the well-being of children, improve parent-child relations and prevent child abuse and neglect by:

EDUCATING the community about the scope, nature and consequences of child abuse and neglect and the importance of positive, nurturing parenting;
PROVIDING direct parent education; &
ADVOCATING for children in the community, the legislature and the courts.

SCAN Annual Reports


Our Programs

Our Community

Our History

  • SCAN’s 30th Anniversary in 2018 – details coming soon!