The purpose of the Innovative Practices Award is to amplify the effect of one great idea by elevating it to the national stage and offering it as a resource for direct service providers, leadership, researchers, and advocates across the full spectrum of human services.
NEW YORK (PRWEB)
December 13, 2017
The Council on Accreditation (COA) has designated three of its accredited organizations as winners of the 2017 Innovative Practices Award.
The 2017 awardees are: Caroline County Department of Social Services – Re-Engaging Individuals through Successful Employment (RISE); GreenPath, Inc. – Building Successful Nonprofit/FinTech Partnerships; and The Children’s Village – Family Finding Program.
This year’s evaluation process began with a preliminary round of submissions in which applicants provided a one-page synopsis of their innovative practice that addressed one of five themes identified by COA. Themes included: Best Practices in Service Delivery; Managing Performance Improvement and Demonstrating Outcomes and Social Impact; Enhancing Organizational Capacity; Communicating Mission for Maximum Engagement; and Collaboration. A committee made up of experienced leaders in mental health and child welfare services selected 13 finalists from over 70 submissions to move forward with a full case study. From that group of finalists, the three winners were selected.
“Too often great ideas are kept in-house, without recognizing their potential to create change beyond. The purpose of the Innovative Practices Award is to amplify the effect of one great idea by elevating it to the national stage and offering it as a…