• COA Measures: Benchmark Report Launch

    We are excited to announce that our COA Measures benchmarking reports are now available for our accredited

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  • Our 2021 Private Standards Are Now Live!

    The Council on Accreditation (COA) is proud to announce the publication of our 2021 Private Standards! The new standards will affect private organizations seeking accreditation. In response to feedback from accredited organizations, COA revised

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  • Alliance/COA Statement on Growing Incidence of Hate Crimes Against Asian American Community

    The following is a statement from Jody Levison-Johnson, president and CEO of the newly merged Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and Council on Accreditation: Washington, D.C. – "As an organization rooted in the historic cause of

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  • Alliance and COA Statement: Efforts to Reunify Families Separated at the Border Is Key First Step

    The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Council on Accreditation have released the following statement on efforts of the Biden administration to reunify families separated at the border: The Trump administration’s ‘zero

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  • Our 2021 CYD Standards have launched!

    The 2021 CYD Standards are now live at coanet.org/cyd-standards/. Standards assignments will begin February 2nd. Please reach out to your Accreditation Coordinator with any questions. Background The new CYD standards come on the heels of

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  • President Biden Signs Executive Order on Racial Equity

    From President Biden’s clear call for unity to poet laureate Amanda Gorman’s impassioned reading of her poem “The Hill We Climb,” this morning’s inauguration ceremony delivered the unifying message our country desperately needs to move

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  • A Statement from the Alliance and COA on Yesterday’s Capitol Hill Events

    January 7, 2021 – Jody Levison-Johnson, president and CEO of the newly merged Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance) and the Council on Accreditation (COA) issued the following statement in response to the violent protests

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  • Exciting News: We’re Merging!

    An update from Jody Levison-Johnson, COA President & CEO January 6, 2021 Hello all… As we welcome a new year and begin to move forward from the challenges of a year that looked dramatically different than any of us could have

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  • Alternative Family Services wins COA’s 2020 Innovative Practices Award

    COA would like to congratulate Alternative Family Services (AFS), a Resource Family Agency and mental health service provider serving Northern California, as winner of the 2020 Innovative Practices Award for its “Enhanced Visitation Model: Foster

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  • Standards panelists wanted

    COA is looking for providers, agency leaders, and subject matter experts in the fields of behavioral health and child welfare to sit on two standards development panels that will be convening virtually this

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