Boysville, Inc. has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). Boysville, located in Converse, Texas provides a continuum of on-campus and community-based services for children, birth through age 23, who cannot remain in their home due to abuse, neglect or family disruption. Since 2000, Boysville has maintained a national accreditation status. Boysville consistently demonstrates the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services.

To achieve COA accreditation, Boysville first provided written evidence of compliance with over 3,000 COA standards. Thereafter, a group of specially trained volunteer Peer Reviewers confirmed adherence to these standards during a series of on-site interviews with trustees, staff and clients.

Based on their findings, COA’s volunteer-based Accreditation Commission voted that Boysville, Inc. had successfully met the criteria for re-accreditation and had zero deficiencies.

“We are more than pleased to maintain our national accreditation,” said Paula Tucker, CEO, Boysville, Inc. “Boysville is known for providing the best services for children in need in Bexar County. This is truly a testament to our programs as being top-ranked in the country.”

“We spent a year in preparation for this visit,” said Tucker. “As child welfare reform continues to roll out in Texas, we will continue to be leader in best practices for providing wrap around services for children in crisis.”

COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency’s performance. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization’s administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. COA accreditation demonstrates accountability in the management of resources, sets standardized best practice thresholds for service and administration, and increases organizational capacity and accountability by creating a framework for ongoing quality improvement.

Founded in 1977, COA is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. Over 2,000 organizations — voluntary, public, and proprietary; local and statewide; large and small — have either successfully achieved COA accreditation or are currently engaged in the process. To learn more about COA, please visit

Boysville, Inc., established in 1943, began as a home for orphaned boys. Today, Boysville cares for boys and girls, birth through 23, who cannot remain in their home due to abuse, neglect and abandonment. Boysville’s mission is to provide a safe, family environment for children in need so that they may become responsible adults.

San Antonio, TX, August 28, 2017
For Immediate Release
August 28, 2017

Contact: Beth Green
(W): (210) 659-1901ext 222
(C): (512) 496-1406

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