The Council on Accreditation (COA) partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying,
and promoting accreditation standards. COA envisions excellence in the delivery of human services globally, resulting in the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. www.coanet.org

The Association of Community Human Service Agencies,
with beginnings dating back to 1955, today represents more than 75 nonprofit community agencies that provide a wide range of child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice services for vulnerable individuals and families in Los Angeles County.  www.achsa.net
The California Alliance of Child and Family Services is a statewide association of more than 130 private nonprofit child and family serving agencies committed to providing the highest quality services in the most caring and effective fashion. www.cacfs.org
American Association of Children's Residential Centers (AACRC) is Dedicated to Providing a Powerful National Voice for Residential Treatment through Leadership, Advocacy, and the Promotion of Best Practices. www.aacrc-dc.org

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC, extends its services to over 4,500 public, independent, church-related, and proprietary pre-K-12 and adult schools, works with 16 associations in joint accreditation processes, and collaborates with other educational organizations. www.acswasc.org

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All Children - All Families, a project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, provides a framework for agencies to achieve safety, permanency and well-being by improving their practice with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and families. Participating agencies work to meet ten key Benchmarks of LGBT Cultural Competency - from client non-discrimination policies and inclusive agency paperwork, to staff training and creating an LGBT-inclusive agency environment. www.hrc.org