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New Chair-Elect and Trustees Elected to the Board

01/09/2013

Markus Trice is elected as Chair-Elect and Christopher Leung and Sara Manzano-Díaz as Trustees. more > >

Senate Passes Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012

12/07/2012

On 12/5/12 Senate Bill 3331 was passed to provide for universal intercountry adoption accreditation standards. more > >

New Recognition from the Department of Veterans Affairs

11/28/2012

COA recognized by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for Supportive Services for Veterans and Families program grantees. more > >

Call for Submissions: Innovative Practice Award

11/13/2012

Is your organization supporting novel, ground-breaking practices or programs that have improved the quality of services for clients? Do you encourage... more > >

2012 Human Trafficking Webinar Dates Full, Stay Tuned for 2013 Dates

11/13/2012

There are currently no spots available for either of the Human Trafficking webinar dates offered in 2012. Please stay tuned for additional dates... more > >

COA Launches PAO Plan and Tool Kit

10/12/2012

COA’s new Post Accreditation Outreach (PAO) Plan and Tool Kit is a suite of documents and templates that accredited organizations and programs can... more > >

COA Partners with Essential Learning

09/10/2012

COA and Essential Learning partner to help human service agencies prepare for a successful accreditation process. more > >

Spring 2012 Innovative Practice Award Winners

07/20/2012

The Innovative Practices Award is presented to COA accredited and in-process organizations that demonstrate the effective application of new and... more > >

Ulysses Arteaga Receives Consuelo Foundation Peer Reviewer Award of the Year

07/20/2012

The Consuelo Foundation Peer Reviewer Award is being presented to Ulysses Arteaga in recognition of his work and commitment to the value of COA... more > >

COA 2012 National Conference, August 5-7

03/01/2012

COA is hosting its National Conference –Fulfilling the Promise – on August 5-7, 2012 at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. The conference... more > >

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WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Sweetser, a Maine non-profit agency operating since 1828, provides comprehensive mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services. Statewide, it serves around 15,000 consumers a year, including children, adults, and families in outpatient, office-based, and residential settings.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Brewer-Porch Children's Center

James W. Thompson, Executive Director

The COA standards as applied to the operations at Brewer-Porch Children’s Center at The University of Alabama has given the administration an opportunity to examine best practice and improve the quality of care provided to clients.
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