Membership in the Coalition of Residential Excellence is one way agencies participate in forging a united voice on matters shaping the future of residential childcare. One of the criteria for memberships is a check-and-balance system of regulatory oversight. As a professional membership organization, CORE is not equipped to ensure that children in placement are cared for in a safe and professional manner without the support of either licensure by a state regulatory authority or accreditation by an external accrediting body promoting best standards.
Consequently, in an effort to ensure credibility and promote best practice, membership in CORE is contingent on either licensure by a state regulatory authority or accreditation by an external accrediting body promoting best standards.
It adds credibility to a professional organization when member agencies strive to promote excellence within the realm of services to children and families from hard places.
The following strengths are characteristic of member agencies of the Coalition of Residential Excellence.