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Updated Adoption Service Standards

12/01/2018

Release of Updated Adoption Service Standards Expands Focus to Home Study Providers more > >

Family First Prevention Services Act

08/10/2018

New legislation mandates that all Residential Treatment Providers become accredited to become Qualified Residential Treatment Programs by October 1,... more > >

New Self-Paced Training to Introduce You and Your Team to COA Accreditation

02/07/2017

Unsure about accreditation with COA? This is a great place to start. OR, are you in the process of COA accreditation and need to develop buy-in and... more > >

Call to Action - Callers in Crisis Need Local Support

01/03/2017

Does Your Agency Operate a Crisis Call Center? If So, Lifeline Needs You! more > >

Download the New PQI Tool Kit

09/21/2016

The COA Training department is pleased to release the PQI Tool Kit to better assist Private and Canadian organizations in developing and refining...

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Mike Angstadt's Consuelo Foundation Peer Reviewer Award Acceptance Speech

09/06/2016

In his acceptance speech at COA's 2016 Conference, Consuelo Foundation Peer Reviewer Award Winner,  Mike Angstadt reminded us that no one is as smart...

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Launch of COA’s New Maintenance of Accreditation Process

05/13/2016

COA summarizes the key changes associated with it's new MOA process more > >

Navigating the New Technological Frontier: Let Best Practices Be Your Guide

05/09/2016

In an article published to NTEN's blog, COA President & CEO, Richard Klarberg offers guidance for organizations using technology to deliver services more > >

Revised Rating Indicators to be in Effect Summer 2016

04/04/2016

Launching this summer will be additional guidance for organizations and volunteers. The intent of the rating indicators is to improve inter-rater... more > >

Crosswalk Released Demonstrating Alignment between COA's Standards and the Criteria for CCBHCs

10/21/2015

The COA and CCBHC crosswalk is designed as a resource to inform states that COA accredited organizations possess the capacity to operate as CCBHCs by... more > >

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Private Organization Accreditation

Catholic Charities alleviates human suffering and improves the quality of life of 100,000 people annually, regardless of religious background. A staff of 600 provides support and services related to housing, food, mental health, children's services, addiction treatment, and domestic violence services.
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Advantage Credit Counseling Service

Mary Loftus, VP, Agency Service

Our agency is preparing for reaccreditation under the Eighth Edition Standards. The COA site is well organized and very easy to use. Our team of employees working on the reaccreditation process has found the tools index to be very helpful, particularly some of the templates.
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