Innovative Practices Award
The Innovative Practices Award is presented by COA it’s accredited and in-process organizations that demonstrate, through the submission of a case study, the application of new and forward-looking practices.
These practices must:
- Raise the quality of services provided to vulnerable children and families
- Be consistent with theory, practice wisdom, and expert consensus as reflected in the broader literature
The Innovative Practices Award provides the opportunity for organizations to share and be rewarded for uniquely meeting the needs of a service population and/or implementing distinctive methods for improving organizational capacity.
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.
The next submission deadline is January 31, 2014.
Private Organization Accreditation
Debt Education and Certification Foundation (DECAF), a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides high-quality financial education and counseling, with nationwide outreach throughout the U.S. DECAF is HUD-approved, and recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.
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Holy Family Institute
Sister Linda Yankoski, President/CEO
The Council On Accreditation provides all stakeholders involved in the delivery of social services the assurance that the organization is credible, effective, and is committed to quality improvement. The COA process is an important tool for anyone involved in leading an organization to establish best practices and maintaining and updating these practices over time.