At Edison Court we work to facilitate the creation of service value for our clients. Constant improvement through the betterment of system wide processes is our goal. The Council on Accreditation by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (COA) was founded to ensure a set of standards are met by human service agencies*. COA Standards reflect Edison Court’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; and unwavering commitment to the health, safety, and rights of each client; 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. Edison Court is proud to be COA accredited.
Accreditation was a year- long process that included a detailed review and analysis of Edison Court’s administrative functions and service delivery practices. All were measured against international standards of best practice. To achieve COA accreditation, Edison Court provided detailed written evidence of compliance with applicable standards. Next, a group of specially trained volunteer Site Reviewers confirmed adherence to these standards during a series of on-site interviews with Edison Court’s board, staff and clients. Based on their findings they determined that Edison Court successfully met the criteria for accreditation. As a COA accredited organization consumers, board members, funders, regulators and staff can be sure that Edison Court’s programs qualify for their confidence in our credibility, integrity, and achievement.
*The Council on Accreditation by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is different from the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation (APA CoA), of which we are not accredited by.