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Virginia 22302

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SCAN operates the Alexandria/Arlington Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program, which advocates for the best interests of children involved in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court process because of abuse, neglect, or other serious concerns. The CASA Program recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers to explore and give voice to the needs of abused and neglected children. Once appointed, a CASA volunteer works directly for the judge, conducting interviews to obtain information about the child's circumstances as the judge would if time permitted. CASA volunteers make recommendations to the Court regarding permanency and safety for each child. The program seeks the future well-being of children who have been abused or neglected and promotes safe, permanent homes for all children.

SCAN of Northern Virginia''s 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; and ADVOCATING FOR CHILDREN in the community, the legislature and the courts.

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SCAN is making a difference, not only in the lives of the children and families who are served by the outstanding volunteer CASA advocates and parenting education facilitators, but also through its massive public awareness campaign. SCAN's message is that parenting is a skill that everyone needs to... more »
Having served for over ten years as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate ("CASA") in Alexandria and Arlington, I want to thank SCAN for the leadership, training, support and encouragement that have enabled me to be an effective voice for children in our communities. SCAN has not only helped me to ... more »
For the past 8 years I have co-facilitated parenting classes with SCAN. When I began I had no particular vision for my future with the organization, I was just interested in contributing to their mission. I am now dedicated, long-term, to SCAN, its mission and its programs. The opportunity to ... more »
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