Innovative Practice Award Winners
COA is proud to recognize the winners of the Innovative Practices Award for their creative work and innovative use of resources in addressing the unique needs of children, youth, adults, and families. Award winners are evaluated and rated highly for their planning and presentation (20%), performance and quality improvement (40%), and innovation (40%).
In addition to the winners of the Innovative Practices Award, COA also acknowledges organizations with a Runner-Up or Honorable Mention. Runners-Up rate highly across at least two of the three evaluation criteria. Honorable Mentions meet some of the evaluation criteria and have elements of innovative practices that offer opportunities for learning for all organizations.
Private Organization Accreditation
Germaine Lawrence is a residential treatment center for girls ages 12-18 with complex behavioral, psychological and learning challenges. Girls live at our programs while receiving special education, individual, family and group therapy; psychiatric and primary medical care; and a wide variety of therapeutic activities and interventions.
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Joint Base Charleston School Age Program
Paula B. Matthews, School Age Program Coordinator
Preparing for our after school accreditation was an awesome and very valuable learning experience for the Child and Youth Professionals at Charleston Air Force Base. Becoming familiar with and understanding the After School standards was a breeze because of the training webinars and the great customer service we received from all of the COA staff. Thank you for supporting our military families.