Private Organization Accreditation
Germaine Lawrence is a residential treatment center for girls ages 12-18 with complex behavioral, psychological and learning challenges. Girls live at our programs while receiving special education, individual, family and group therapy; psychiatric and primary medical care; and a wide variety of therapeutic activities and interventions.
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Orange County Government, Youth & Family Services Division
Rodney J. Hrobar Sr., LMHC, CPP, Quality Assurance Manager
As the lead agency in Orange County, providing the safety net for children and families, it is reassuring that our clients can be confident that their needs will be addressed in accordance with the most stringent standards of public, as well as private, accountability as monitored and reviewed by the Council on Accreditation.
COA's Standards reflect COA's philosophy that accreditation is not an end, but a means to an end. The real endpoint is a human services organization's enhanced growth and stability; an unwavering commitment to the health, safety, and rights of clients; and measurable results.
COA's Standards are grounded in a long-standing, widely held belief that individuals who receive services are the direct beneficiaries when organizations invest in strong management practice, and can validate the impact of their services on their clients. COA also embraces the idea that the positive effects of implementing national standards multiply when organizations become part of a community that shares and supports this perspective.
Hague Accreditation and Approval Standards
The Hague Accreditation and Approval Standards are a formatted version of the final rule issued by the Department of State on the accreditation and approval of agencies and persons in accordance with the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.
ERIS Standards for Childcare Programs
The Effectiveness Rating and Improvement Standards (ERIS) standards, which are associated with the Quality Childcare Expansion Project, were developed by the Department of Defense and reflect practices that support organizational performance and positive service delivery outcomes in civilian child care programs serving military children.