Council on Accreditation (COA)
Program for Dual Systems-Involved Youth Receives Award from Agency Accrediting Entity
An Illinois program that supports youth involved in both child welfare and juvenile justice systems earned this year’s Council on Accreditation (COA) Innovation Practices Award. One of 76 applicants for COA’s award, Regenerations is a program of Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois to support current or former foster youths as they exit out of juvenile or adult prison to be successful and avoid re-offending.
As International Adoptions Plummet, More Providers Drop Out
Last month, the State Department announced that eight of the remaining estimated 160 international adoption providers had halted work, some by choice and others because of failure to complete renewal of their accreditation with the government.