WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Debt Education and Certification Foundation (DECAF), a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides high-quality financial education and counseling, with nationwide outreach throughout the U.S. DECAF is HUD-approved, and recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

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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Standards Updates

In an effort to keep our accreditation standards current and reflective of best practice, COA issues updates on an ongoing basis. Updates to existing standards are released every month. The Updates page offers an opportunity to view an archive of recent changes and revisions to the accreditation standards, including the scope of the update and its effective date. Please note that standards update notifications only remain visible for a year after publication. 

To find information on the release of new standards sections or significantly revised standards sections, please refer to Standard News

Standards Updates with Descriptions

Private
Adoption Services (AS)
Standard Update Effective Date
AS Revised Standard Nov 30, 2018
Housing Stabilization and Community Living Services (HSCL)
Standard Update Effective Date
HSCL 6.06 Revised Interpretation Oct 01, 2018
Public
Child and Family Services (PA-CFS)
Standard Update Effective Date
PA-CFS 24.06 Added Note Aug 30, 2018
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