SCAN of Northern Virginia

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 of Northern Virginia is celebrating 25 years of building hope for children and families in 2013. Founded by Dave Cleary in 1988, SCAN has touched the lives of thousands of children and families across Northern Virginia who have benefited from the organization’s advocacy, education and outreach programs.