Private Organization Accreditation

Catholic Charities alleviates human suffering and improves the quality of life of 100,000 people annually, regardless of religious background. A staff of 600 provides support and services related to housing, food, mental health, children's services, addiction treatment, and domestic violence services.


Family Services of the North Shore

Kathleen Whyte, Manager of Human Resources / Accreditation Coordinator

Family Services of the North Shore is about to enter our third accreditation cycle with COA. Accreditation has provided us with a framework that enables us to demonstrate accountability to our clients, our funders and our donors. There is no question that the accreditation process and COA have benefited our agency.
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EPR 96.36: Prohibition on Child Buying

Prohibition on Child Buying

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
  • A narrative describing safeguards to ensure that employees and agents do not provide payment for a child or as an inducement to release a child for adoption 96.36 (a)
  • Written policy and procedures prohibiting payment for a child or as inducement to release 96.36 (b)
  • Table of contents of employee training curricula 96.36 (b)
  • Review available complaint information, as necessary 96.36 (a)
  • Review financial records, as necessary 96.36 (a)
  • Review Training Curricula 96.36 (b)
  • Review training logs 96.36 (b)
  • Interview:
    1. CEO 96.36 (a)
    2. Personnel 96.36 (a)
    3. Adoptive parents 96.36 (a)
    4. Domestic and Foreign supervised providers, when necessary 96.36 (a)
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