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Council on Accreditation (COAnet.org)

The Council on Accreditation (COAnet.org), founded in 1977, is a small but expanding international, independent, nonprofit agency that accredits Human Service Organizations. COA’s mission is “to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.” COA accredits the full continuum of child welfare, behavioral health and community-based social services. Their accreditation assures the administration (HR, outcomes, risk-management), Service Delivery and Standards (client care) are set at a high bar.