Arizona’s Children Association has been re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA)!

What is COA?

Accreditation from COA is the international standard for high-quality care in the fields of child welfare, behavioral health, and prevention services.

“Founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service America (now the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities), [their] mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.”

What does it mean to be accredited?

Arizona’s Children Association is committed to the highest quality care for children and families. Being accredited means that our agency has gone through the formal evaluation and review and has met quality standards developed by human service experts. “Accreditation signifies that an organization or program is effectively managing its resources and providing the best possible services to all of its stakeholders.”

With this recent re-accreditation, Arizona’s Children Association is approved through 2026.

“Let me again say how significant this achievement is!” said Jody Levison-Johnson, President and CEO of the Council on Accreditation, on AzCA’s achievement. “It represents the fulfillment of countless hours of hard work and the dedication of many people–most notably your staff and the members of your board and leadership. Please extend my congratulations to them.”

Even with the accreditation, Arizona’s Children Association will continue to seek ways to improve our organization through 2026 to strive to be even better for our community, employees, and the children and families we serve.

AzCA’s Chief Compliance & Quality Officer, Emily Bofetta on the amazing achievement:

“AzCA’s outstanding Council on Accreditation (COA) results demonstrates that our organization, including our staff, leadership, and board of directors, is committed to providing the highest quality care and service to the children and families we serve. The accreditation process gave us the opportunity to ensure our programs, processes, and operations remain in alignment with our mission, while also meeting the rigorous standards set forth the by Council on Accreditation. We are proud of the work our staff do each day for the people we serve, and are delighted to be recognized as a leader in quality care by the Council on Accreditation.”

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