Private Organization Accreditation

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area's mission is to provide the best non-profit community service, dedicated to delivering professional and confidential counseling, debt management, housing counseling and consumer education to all segments of the community regardless of ability to pay.


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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EPR 96.35: Suitability of agencies and persons to provide adoption services consiste

Suitability of Agencies and Persons to Provide Adoption Services Consistent with the Convention

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
  • Ethical Practice Policy 96.35 (a)
  • A narrative describing the agency/person’s approach and processes for ensuring that intercountry adoptions take place in the best interests of children 96.35 (a)
  • A narrative describing how the agency/person prevents the abduction, exploitation, sale or trafficking of children. Provide examples of actions taken by the agency 96.35 (a)
  • Executive Verification 96.35 (b), 96.35 (c)
  • Governing Body Profile 96.35 (c)
  • Employee Profile 96.35 (c)
  • Certificate(s) of good standing 96.35 (d)
  • Procedure for reporting changes in suitability information and for submitting Self Reports to COA 96.35 (e)
    Revised Executive Verification, provided to Evaluator team on-site
  • Interview:
    1. Personnel 96.35 (c)
  • Review personnel files 96.35 (c)
  • Review personnel files, as necessary 96.35 (d)
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