Nationally Accredited Ohio Agencies
Accreditation by the Council on Accreditation is an objective and reliable verification that organizations and programs qualify for the confidence and support of their stakeholders. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administrative functions and service delivery practices. All are measured against international standards of best practice.
Accreditation by public agencies is purely voluntary, and represents a significant commitment of time and resources by the agency demonstrating that it meets accreditation standards.
These standards emphasize services that are accessible, appropriate, based in the community, coordinated, culturally competent, evidence based, individualized, outcomes oriented, provided by a skilled and supported workforce, respectful of individual rights, strengths based, supportive of partnership, and child and family focused. They also treat all people with dignity, involve family and provider collaboration, and address child outcomes. As such, consumers, board members, funders, regulators and staff can have confidence in the credibility, integrity and achievement of the organization or program. To learn more, visit COA’s website.
In Ohio, nine child protection agencies are accredited by the Council on Accreditation:
- Greene County Children Services
- Hamilton County Job and Family Services
- Licking County Job and Family Services
- Lorain County Children Services
- Lucas County Children Services
- Mahoning County Children Services
- Montgomery County Children Services
- Stark County Job and Family Services
- Trumbull County Children Services
(updated June 2021)