Council on Accreditation

Rhode Island’s FY 22 Enacted Budget provided the funds required for the Department to seek human services accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). Accreditation is mandated by state law:

TITLE 42 State Affairs and Government CHAPTER 42-72 DCYF SECTION 42-72-5.3

Specifically, the state budget provided:

  • $8.8M for the 75 FTE’s the Department identified as necessary to become accredited
  • $600K for other identified costs, including accreditation fees

The Department provides 60-day progress reports to the public via this Web page and to the General Assembly as we move through the multi-year process to pursue and attain national human services accreditation.