Private Organization Accreditation

Heartland for Children is the not-for-profit agency responsible for the foster care system in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.


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.
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LCG 96.32: Internal Structure and Oversight

Internal Structure and Oversight

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
  • CEO and Equivalent Official current resume or Individual Practitioner’s resume 96.32 (a)
  • CEO and Equivalent Official’s current job description 96.32 (a)
  • Governing Body Profile 96.32 (b), 96.32 (e)
  • Minutes from the last two Governing Body meetings 96.32 (b)
  • Bylaws 96.32 (b)
  • Procedures and standards for the selection, monitoring, and oversight of supervised providers 96.32 (d)
  • Collaborative Relationships Profile 96.32 (e)
  • Employee Profile 96.32 (e)
  • Executive Verification 96.32 (e)
    Updated resume of CEO provided to Evaluator team on site
  • Review CEO and Equivalent Official’s personnel files 96.32 (a)
  • Governing Body manual 96.32 (b)
  • Minutes from Governing Body minutes 96.32 (b)
  • CEO’s Performance Review or other evidence of oversight of the CEO 96.32 (b)
  • Bylaws (for applicants seeking renewal) 96.32 (b)
  • Governing Body records (e.g., governing body minutes or other documents) 96.32 (c)
  • Interview:
    1. Governing Body Chair 96.32 (a)
    2. CEO/Equivalent Official 96.32 (a)
    3. Employees96.32 (a)
    4. Governing Body members, including member(s) with experience in adoption 96.32 (b)
    5. CEO 96.32 (b)
    6. Governing Body Chair and other members of the Governing Body 96.32 (c)
    7. Persons responsible for management of supervised providers 96.32 (d)
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