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.


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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COA’s Standards undergo review and comment by hundreds of professionals while they are posted on the COA website during a Field Comment period.  The feedback and commentary shared through draft standard reviews is essential to creating standards that reflect current trends, best practice principles and continuous quality improvement.   In addition, the input and guidance received provides the diverse perspectives necessary to develop rigorous yet practical standards.   

Please take a moment to review COA’s Standards currently undergoing field comment or note those that are upcoming to ensure you have the opportunity to share your invaluable perspective.  We look forward to receiving your feedback!

Current Field Comment

Updates to COA's VOC Standards Available for Field Comment

Deadline to Submit: February 15, 2019

COA is updating the Vocational Rehabilitation (VOC) standards. The focus of the review is to emphasize best practices for supportive employment, incorporate the need for competitive wages, and measuring client satisfaction. 

We encourage and welcome all feedback on our standards. The feedback collected during field comment will inform the evolution and direction of the standards as well as the voice COA uses to provide commentary on the proposed rule change. We invite feedback to not only reflect current practice, but with an eye towards the future and what best practices would be to protect this vulnerable population.

There are a couple of ways you can provide us with feedback:

  • Comment directly on the draft through tracked changes, save the draft, and then email it to  Kelly Barkley Mane at kmane@remove-this.coanet.org
  • If you read through the draft and decide that you have a few overarching comments, then you can email those comments to  Kelly Barkley Mane at kmane@remove-this.coanet.org.

You can find the draft of the standards by clicking here.

Thank you for your support and participation! 

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