The chart in the Table of Evidence lists all documents and activities that the Evaluator Team will use to rate your compliance with the standards.
All documents outlined in the Self-Study Documents column in the chart must be included in your Self-Study.

The evidence listed in the On-Site Documents column must also be prepared and available during the site visit. The Evaluator Team will request additional documentation and information if they need additional information to verify compliance with the standards.

You should use the information listed in the On-Site Activities column to prepare relevant staff for the interview process and to make the necessary arrangements for record reviews, adoptive parent interviews, and other activities prior to the site visit.

Examples of evidence include, but are not limited to:

  • licenses and other legal documents;
  • contracts and/or written agreements;
  • financial records;
  • policies;
  • procedures;
  • training materials;
  • meeting minutes; and
  • quality improvement reports.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

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.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

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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