Innovative Practices Award

Innovative Practices Award

The Innovative Practices Award is presented by COA to its accredited and in-process organizations that demonstrate, through the submission of a case study, the application of new and forward-looking practices. 

Call for Submissions: Winner to be honored at COA's 2016 Conference!

Deadline: October 30, 2015

Through its Innovative Practices Award, COA spotlights the inspirational efforts of organizations — their staff, board, volunteers, and partners — who bring lasting change in lives of vulnerable individuals. As an accredited organization or program, we know you are continuously working to improve your services, using innovative practices that uniquely meet the needs of your clients and distinctive methods for improving organizational capacity. 

We want to recognize you at our upcoming 2016 Conference, The Power of Collaboration. Submit an application for the opportunity to stand out among COA's community, profiling the great work that you do and the people that you serve.

Application and Eligibility

Submissions are accepted from organizations currently accredited or undergoing Private, Public, Canadian, Military Family Readiness, and Child and Youth Development accreditation.

Each submission is comprised of an application form, case study, and abstract. Download full details and an application form.

Award Winners

View past award winners listed by season.


Private Organization Accreditation

White's Residential & Family Services is Indiana's largest social services agency offering accredited and comprehensive residential, foster care, independent living, adoption, and home-based services.


Rochelle Haimes, ACSW

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; Peer Reviewer; Standards Panel Member; Team Leader

Rochelle is a Consultant working with a variety of private organizations to become accredited. Her primary area of expertise is in facilitating the development of PQI systems and activities. Her previous experience with both small and large organizations is the cornerstone for her long-standing volunteer activities as a Peer reviewer and as a Team Leader.
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