Council on Accreditation
DVIS/Call Rape is pleased to announce that they have been re-accredited by the national Council on Accreditation (COA).
The three-year process to become COA re-accredited involves all of an organization's stakeholders - employees, board members, clients and - especially - line staff. Each becomes invested in the process and each plays a role in transforming the organizational culture. COA's accreditation process involved a detailed review and analysis of an organization's administrative operations and service delivery against national standards of best practice. All of an organization's programs for which COA has standards are subject to review - COA reviews and accredits the entire organization, not specific programs.
"Achieving COA accreditation has been a long-time goal of DVIS/Call Rape," said Tracey Lyall, DVIS/Call Rape Executive Director. "COA accreditation is evidence of DVIS/Call Rape's dedication to providing quality domestic violence and sexual assault services to those in the Tulsa area."
Organizations pursuing COA (re)accreditation must implement both administrative and management and service-specific standards. The administrative and management standards encompass those aspects of operations that apply to all organizations regardless of the services provided.
Other COA accredited agencies in Tulsa are: Family & Children's Services, Inc.; The Parent Child Center of Tulsa, Inc.; Tulsa Boys' Home; Volunteers of America of Oklahoma, Inc.; and Youth Services of Tulsa, Inc.