COA’s Hague Accreditation Commission is the decision-making body that reviews the Pre-Commission Review (PCR) reports and adoption service provider responses in order to confer accreditation or approval.

The Commission is comprised of qualified individuals with professional backgrounds that enable thoughtful and skillful participation in the decision-making process. They must have extensive experience in order be selected or are senior management staff. COA’s President/CEO appoints individuals to serve as Commissioners for a defined period of time.

Prior to a meeting, Commissioners are provided with an adoption service provider’s PCR report and response, and any additional information necessary to render a decision. The Commission reviews all documentation in a manner free from conflict of interest. Commissioners with an actual or apparent conflict of interest must recuse themselves from any deliberation or vote.

At the commission meeting, a quorum of Commissioners reviews the reports and makes decisions regarding an adoption service provider’s accreditation or approval status. If the Commission determines that you have demonstrated substantial compliance with the standards and meet the criteria for accreditation, approval, or renewal you will receive notification of that decision. COA will provide you with a Post-Commission Report after the meeting if additional information is required.

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

Joint Base Charleston School Age Program

Paula B. Matthews, School Age Program Coordinator

Preparing for our after school accreditation was an awesome and very valuable learning experience for the Child and Youth Professionals at Charleston Air Force Base. Becoming familiar with and understanding the After School standards was a breeze because of the training webinars and the great customer service we received from all of the COA staff. Thank you for supporting our military families.
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