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Advantage accreditation.

All California Alliance members have been accredited by an Alliance-recognized national accrediting body such as the Council on Accreditation (COA), The Joint Commission or CARF International.

The accreditation process evaluates every aspect of an agency’s operating systems. Review teams include executives and specialized staff from similar organizations around the nation who apply sound theory and practice standards to measure an agency’s programs and services, governance, finances, personnel, and safety.

The result? The people who depend on member agencies – client children and families, public agencies, funders – are assured that each agency offers all the essential elements of a healthy organization dedicated to the best interests of children, youth and families.

While we don’t believe that accreditation makes member agencies perfect, we are convinced that accreditation is a valuable management tool for executives seeking both to improve mature agencies and develop younger agencies.

Accreditation offers assurance of integrity to children, youth, families, public agencies, policy makers, funders and others..

For questions regarding accreditation, please contact Kevin Swartzendruber, California Alliance director of membership and marketing, at

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