Partner Organizations

COA partners with organizations around a variety of projects, including standards development, research, advocacy, government relations and promotion of best practices in organizational performance and service delivery.   The following is a list of additional partners; we encourage you to learn more about the work that they do by visiting their website:

Black Administrators in Child Welfare (BACW)
As a membership and advocacy organization, the mission of the Black Administrators in Child Welfare is to advocate for culturally-appropriate services for African American children and families in the child welfare system and to promote the development and support of African American leaders in the field.

National AfterSchool Association (NAA)
The National AfterSchool Association is the leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.

National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) & National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES)
NAPSEC, established in 1971, represents private special education programs across the US that provide services to individuals with disabilities. NCASES, an accrediting body for private special education services, established by NAPSEC in 1993, ensures excellence in private specialized education programs. NAPSEC and COA offer a joint site visit option for organizations that pursue both accreditations simultaneously.

National Guardianship Association
The National Guardianship Association makes it our mission to advance the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship.

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is dedicated to the well-being of all American Indian children and families.

Prevent Child Abuse America
To prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.


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.


Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children's Services

Galo A. Rodriguez, M.P.H., President & CEO

Since Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services pursued its COA accreditation on October 14, 2004, this corporation has sustained a continuous quality improvement process by not looking whom to blame among the involved parties but improving what we have already done well… because good enough is not good enough.
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