Fall 2011

Winning Innovative Practices

Miami-Dade County, Department of Human Services, Miami, FL
The Coordinated Victims Assistance Program

Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Chicago, IL
Clinically Appropriate Length of Stay: Youth and Staff Driven Process for Residential Program Re-Design

Runner-Up Innovative Practices

Optimist Boy’s Home & Ranch, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Vital Factors: Your Way to Success


Private Organization Accreditation

Children's Home Society of Florida delivers a unique spectrum of social services designed to protect children at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment; to strengthen and stabilize families; to help young people break the cycle of abuse and neglect; and to find safe, loving homes for children.


Harry Hunter, MSW, MBA, Ph.D.

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

Peer Reviewer for the month of January 2013, Dr. Hunter has been volunteering for COA since 2005, conducting five site reviews.
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