Council on Accreditation

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About us

The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization.  Founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service America (now the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities), our mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards. We envision excellence in the delivery of human services globally, resulting in the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.  

COA accredits the full continuum of child welfare, behavioral health, and community-based social services. We currently accredit more than 2,200 organizations and programs serving more than 7 million individuals and families.

We have separate Accreditation Programs for private organizations, public agencies, Canadian organizations, military family readiness programs, child and youth development programs, and international adoption programs.


Contact information

Government ID number: 13-2905215

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Phone: 212 797-3000

Fax: 212 797-1428

45 Broadway, 29th Floor, New York, NY, 10006, US

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