Child Saving Institute Earns National Reaccreditation for Best Practice Standards
The Child Saving Institute (CSI, childsaving.org ) has achieved national accreditation through the New Yorkbased Council on Accreditation (COA), which demonstrates the implementation of best practices standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of CSI’s programs, services, management, and administration before granting reaccreditation, which CSI has earned in every review since 1996. CSI provides 14 services, including early childhood education, foster care, outpatient mental-health therapy, family support, an emergency shelter, and more.
COA accreditation is hailed as an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency’s performance. The accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and service-delivery functions against international standards of best practices. The standards driving accreditation ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. It also 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.
The Child Saving Institute is dedicated to prevention, intervention, and healing of child abuse, neglect, and abandonment. For 128 years, they have been “responding to the cry of a child” and meeting the changing needs of metro-area children. In 2019, CSI served more than 2,800 children and families. For more information, visit childsaving.org or call (402) 553-6000.