The Hague Standards (Subpart F of 22 CFR Part 96) are organized in a three-tier structure: chapter, section, and subsection. This structure contains increasing levels of specificity as one moves from the chapter to the section to the sub-section.
The chapter provides a title that represents an aspect of management or service delivery. It is comprised of a group of sections.
The section represents a numbered section of the regulations. It is comprised of a group of sub-sections and represents an overall theme for the group of standards.
The sub-section is the most measurable, specific standard for which the adoption service provider is required to demonstrate its degree of compliance. Sub-sections are represented by a letter within each section of the regulations. Some sub-sections contain multiple requirements or elements that specify the details of a particular practice.
In the following example, the chapter is Licensing and Corporate Governance, the section is 96.30, and the sub-section is 96.30 (c).
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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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington
Wm. R. (Bill) Jones, ACSW, MDiv, Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Charities in Covington has been COA accredited since 1996. Though the time spent in completing the self study and hosting the site visit can sometimes feel sometimes daunting, the rewards far outweigh the effort. In our agency, the self-study is a group process that involves every member of the staff from the CEO to the building maintenance staff.