WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

White's Residential & Family Services is Indiana's largest social services agency offering accredited and comprehensive residential, foster care, independent living, adoption, and home-based services.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

The Village for Families & Children, Inc.

Galo A. Rodriguez, M.P.H., President & CEO

COA Peer Reviewers demonstrated their expertise through their knowledge of COA standards as well as experience in the behavioral health field. In addition, COA’s seminars and tools were very helpful in guiding us through the accreditation process.
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Purpose

Sound administration and management increase program quality and sustainability; promote financial accountability and viability; support transparency and openness; and reduce risk, loss, and liability exposure.

CYD-AM 1: Authorization to Operate

The program operates as, or as part of, a legally-authorized entity.

Interpretation: The program may be, or be part of:

  1. a public agency, such as a school or the military;
  2. a nonprofit with a governing body incorporated or authorized to conduct business in the state where it operates or is headquartered and with a duly promulgated charter, constitution, and/or bylaws; 
  3. a nonprofit organized as an identified sub-unit of a religious body that has legal status or is an identified sub-unit of another legal entity recognized under state law; 
  4. a corporation sole; or 
  5. a for-profit organized as a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, limited liability company, or association with a duly promulgated charter and other appropriate governing documents.

Rating Indicators
1
The program’s practices reflect full implementation of the standard. 
2
Practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement.
3
Practice requires significant improvement.
4
Implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all.

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • Bylaws/charter/articles of incorporation, or other documentation showing the program operates as (or as part of) a legal entity
No On-Site Evidence
    • Interview:
      1. Program Administrator and/or Director
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