WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Money Management International is a nationwide nonprofit organization that provides counseling and education related to credit, housing and bankruptcy, and offers debt management assistance if needed. MMI also conducts community education programs in the areas where we have a physical presence.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children's Services

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

Since Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services pursued its COA accreditation on October 14, 2004, this corporation has sustained a continuous quality improvement process by not looking whom to blame among the involved parties but improving what we have already done well… because good enough is not good enough.
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Purpose

Juvenile Justice Day Services promote public safety and reduce the need for out-of-home placements by allowing youth to reside in their communities while they address problems and develop the attitudes and skills needed to make responsible choices, avoid negative behaviors, and become productive, connected, and law-abiding members of their communities.

PA-JJD 8: Service Environment and Culture

The service environment and culture support personal growth, rehabilitation, and positive behavior.

Rating Indicators
1
Full Implementation, Outstanding Performance
A rating of (1) indicates that the agency's practices fully meet the standard and reflect a high level of capacity.  
  • All elements or requirements outlined in the standard are evident in practice, with rare or no exceptions; exceptions do not impact service quality or agency performance. 
2
Substantial Implementation, Good Performance
A rating of (2) indicates that an agency's infrastructure and practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement. 
  • The majority of the standards requirements have been met and the basic framework required by the standard has been implemented.  
  • Minor inconsistencies and not yet fully developed practices are noted; however, these do not significantly impact service quality or agency performance.  
3
Partial Implementation, Concerning Performance
A rating of (3) indicates that the agency's observed infrastructure and/or practices require significant improvement.  
  • The agency has not implemented the basic framework of the standard but instead has in place only part of this framework.   
  • Omissions or exceptions to the practices outlined in the standard occur regularly, or practices are implemented in a cursory or haphazard manner. 
  • Service quality or agency functioning may be compromised.   
  • Capacity is at a basic level.
4
Unsatisfactory Implementation or Performance
A rating of (4) indicates that implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all.  
  • The agency’s observed service delivery infrastructure and practices are weak or non-existent; or show signs of neglect, stagnation, or deterioration.  
Please see Rating Guidance for additional rating examples. 

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    • A description of services
    • Program rules and expectations
    • Program schedule
    • Interview:
      1. Program director
      2. Relevant personnel
      3. Youth served
    • Review case records
    • Observe site

  • FP
    PA-JJD 8.01

    Program rules and expectations are:

    1. clearly conveyed to youth and personnel; and
    2. enforced in a fair and consistent manner.

  • PA-JJD 8.02

    The agency maintains a supportive culture that encourages positive, respectful, and cooperative interactions and relationships between:

    1. youth and personnel; and
    2. youth and their peers.

    Interpretation:Personnel should also strive to anticipate, manage, and reduce the incidence of bullying and other unsafe, negative, or anti-social peer interactions.

    Note:The training and activities addressed in PA-JJD 6 should support the development of the positive, pro-social culture described in this standard.


  • PA-JJD 8.03

    The program setting is welcoming and supportive, and program space, materials, and services are appropriate for and sensitive to youths’ age, developmental level, language, gender, culture, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and past experiences of trauma.


  • PA-JJD 8.04

    The agency maintains an accurate and readily-accessible schedule of services, and youth spend their time engaged in meaningful programming and activities.


  • PA-JJD 8.05

    Youth receive nutritious snacks or meals, as appropriate to the time of day they attend the program.

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