Call for Submissions: Innovative Practice Award

Is your organization supporting novel, ground-breaking practices or programs that have improved the quality of services for clients? Do you encourage your staff to “think outside the box”? Submit an application and case study by January 31, 2013.

The Innovative Practices Award exists to recognize and promote novel, groundbreaking approaches to administration and service delivery in the human services field.  Recipients of this award have markedly raised the quality of services provided to vulnerable children and families, and adhere to theory, practice wisdom, and expert consensus as reflected in the broader literature.

For more information about the submission process, please visit:

To read case studies of past winners, please visit:

Submissions are due by January 31, 2013 and include an application and case study.  Winners will be announced on May 1, 2013.


Private Organization Accreditation

Money Management International is a nationwide nonprofit organization that provides counseling and education related to credit, housing and bankruptcy, and offers debt management assistance if needed. MMI also conducts community education programs in the areas where we have a physical presence.


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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