WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Children's Home Society of Florida delivers a unique spectrum of social services designed to protect children at risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment; to strengthen and stabilize families; to help young people break the cycle of abuse and neglect; and to find safe, loving homes for children.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Judy Kay, LCSW

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

In administration for 22 of 24 years at Child Saving Institute, a COA-accredited not-for-profit child welfare agency in Omaha, Nebraska. Retired approximately two years ago, I moved to Tucson, Arizona, where I advocate for children's rights as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer to three young children.
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Purpose

Proactive, comprehensive, and systematic risk management practices reduce the agency’s risk, loss, and liability exposure.

PA-RPM 1: Legal and Regulatory Compliance

The agency complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Interpretation:  When necessary, the agency should consult legal counsel to obtain comprehensive guidance regarding legal and regulatory compliance.

Interpretation: The network management entity must annually verify that member agencies, subcontracting agencies, and independent practitioners meet the legal and regulatory requirements to provide the services they provide on behalf of the network.

Interpretation: Non-profit credit counseling agencies are required to meet IRS 501q regulations.

 NA State-administered regional office

Table of Evidence

Self-Study Evidence On-Site Evidence On-Site Activities
    County/Municipality Administered Agency, State Administered Agency (Central Office), or other Public Entity
    • A letter signed by the agency head:
      1. Certifying the agency is presently in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws
      2. Summarizing the agency's current status/progress towards compliance with consent decrees
    • Progress reports or other evidence of the work being done to comply with consent decrees
    • Network only:
      1. Procedures for ensuring provider compliance with applicable licenses, regulations, and decrees for services provided by the network.
    State Administered Agency (Regional Office)
    • Evaluated at the Central Office only
    County/Municipality Administered Agency, State Administered Agency (Central Office), or other Public Entity
    • Relevant legal and regulatory documents, as applicable to the agency
    • Reports from licensing/regulatory review, as applicable
    • Network only:
      1. Copies of relevant licenses and legal and regulatory documents, as applicable to the providers, at the office of the managing entity
    State Administered Agency (Regional Office)
    • Evaluated at the Central Office only
    County/Municipality Administered Agency, State Administered Agency (Central Office), or other Public Entity
    • Interview:
      1. Agency leadership
      2. In-house counsel
    State Administered Agency (Regional Office)
    • Evaluated at the Central Office only
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