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

HeartShare assist individuals with developmental disabilities through education, day, residential and recreation programs, case management, and health services, and provides foster care/adoption services, counseling, after school and energy assistance programs, and programs for people with HIV/AIDS.


Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc.

Donna Mathews, Associate Director

Becoming accredited and maintaining our accreditation through COA has helped us increase our professionalism and thereby provide better services to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence survivors.
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