Children’s Bureau, Inc. received notification that they have been reaccredited by the Council of Accreditation (COA). This 4 year accreditation attests that the Children’s Bureau meets COA’s highest international standards in delivering the best quality services to children and families throughout Central Indiana. In addition, Children’s Bureau was expedited through the Pre-Commission Review Report (PCR) process as a result of not receiving any out of compliance ratings in any of the fundamental practice standards. “An amazing achievement”, noted Richard Klarberg, COA President & CEO.
COA accreditation is an objective and reliable verification that provides confidence and support to an organization’s service recipients, board members, staff and community partners. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of both an organization’s administrative operations and its service delivery practices. All are “measured” against national standards of best practice. These standards emphasize services that are accessible, appropriate, culturally responsive, evidence based, and outcomes-oriented. In addition, they confirm that the services are provided by a skilled and supported workforce and that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.
Founded in 1977, COA is an independent not-for-profit international accreditor of the full continuum of community-base behavioral health care and human service organizations. Today, over 1,800 organizations-public and private-are either COA accredited or are in the process of seeking accreditation. These organizations serve over 7 million of our most vulnerable individuals each year.