Accreditation in Action – Bayfront

Bayfront Youth & Family Services is dedicated to helping to better the lives of those in need. The agency provides a unique, specialized program that offers intensive treatment, therapy, and support to youth and families in need of social services. Bayfront Youth & Family Services has been and continues to be a model program statewide […]

Accreditation in Action – Hillsides

Hillsides is a premier provider of comprehensive, community-based and residential treatment services aimed at improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth and their families in Los Angeles County. The agency’s vision is to create positive, lasting change in the lives of the at-risk children and families they serve. Hillsides provides the highest […]

Accreditation in Action – Hathaway-Sycamores

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services is one of the largest, nonprofit, private children’s mental-health and welfare agencies in Los Angeles County and provides a comprehensive range of family-centered, social, educational, preventive and behavioral health programs serving children, adults and families in-need. 1. Which accreditation does your agency hold? Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services has been […]

Maintenance of Accreditation

The start of the New Year is the perfect opportunity to take stock of how well accreditation is being implemented throughout your organization and to proactively prepare for re-accreditation. Accreditation Guru has a Maintenance of Accreditation Plan that is designed to help properly maintain accreditation, including a strong focus on performance and quality improvement (PQI), risk […]

Accreditation in Action – Edison Court

Through out 2013 Edison Court put great effort toward becoming nationally accredited. As a result of their careful planning, dedication to the process and commitment to quality, the decision to accredit was “expedited,” which means that no further evidence was necessary following the onsite visit. Here is an account of how they have put accreditation […]

Accreditation in Action – Northside Psychological Services

Northside Psychological Services (NPS) provides a variety of counseling services to individuals and families and offers Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) for organizations within the Georgia community. 1. Which accreditation do you hold and for how long? NPS became a part of Council on Accreditation’s (COA) Community of Excellence in 2008.  We have remained fully accredited […]

Accreditation in Action – MercyFirst

 MercyFirst is one of New York’s leading not-for-profit human service agencies. They serve more than 4,000 children and their families, without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation or physical condition, at locations in Brooklyn, Queens and throughout Long Island. 1. Which accreditation do you currently hold? MercyFirst is presently Council on Accreditation (COA) accredited and […]

Accreditation in Action – Omni Visions

Omni Visions, Inc. is a multi-state placement agency that provides services for both children and adults. Omni Visions’ focus is on family, providing each individual and each family a community support system to facilitate and inspire growth and development. 1. Which accreditation do you hold and for how long? Omni Visions, Inc. is accredited by […]

Accreditation in Action – A New Blog Series

I have had the pleasure of working in the accreditation arena throughout my entire career – although I hesitate to say how many years that has been :-)! I have worked with a multitude of state, national and international accrediting bodies, served as the Director of Volunteer Services and Accreditation Commission at COA and, since […]

Universal Accreditation Act Deadline is Only One Year Away

On July 14, 2014 a new law, the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act (UAA), goes into effect requiring all agencies and persons providing intercountry adoption services to become Hague accredited. In the past, only those agencies and persons providing adoption services to/from the approximately 80 countries, that had enacted the Hague Convention on the Protection […]