Boysville has once again been recognized for its high level of service and care for children in need and has achieved accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of Boysville’s programs, services, management, and administration.
Boysville has been maintained accreditation since 2000.
COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency’s performance. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. The standards driving accreditation ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. COA accreditation demonstrates accountability in the management of resources, sets standardized best practice thresholds for service and administration, and increases organizational capacity and accountability by creating a framework for ongoing quality improvement.
Based on their findings, COA’s volunteer-based Accreditation Commission voted that Boysville had successfully met the criteria for accreditation.
An endorsement of COA and the value of its accreditation process is reflected in it being named by the US State Department as the sole national independent accrediting body under the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption to accredit intercountry adoption service providers. In addition, COA is the only national accreditor designated by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop accreditation standards and processes for human service programs provided to military personnel and their families.
Boysville cares for children, infants to young adults who have been affected by abuse, neglect or family crisis. Boysville’s cradle to college programming includes emergency shelter services, long term residential, foster care and teen parent programs, Supervised Independent Living program for young adults aging out of care as well as a community-based parent education program. Boysville’s mission is to provide a safe, family environment to children in need so they may become successful adults.