Licensing and Accreditation

Minnesota Department of Human Services, Licensing Division – Rule 2960 (Rule 5)

The purpose of residential care is to provide temporary care or treatment for children in need of out-of-home care or treatment which is determined to meet the child's individual needs and is consistent with the timelines in Minnesota Statutes, sections 260C.503 to 260C.521, and 260C.204. The license holder must cooperate with and give support to the efforts of the placing agency regarding permanency planning for children in out-of-home placement.


Minnesota Department of Corrections – Rule 2955

Rule 2955 sets minimum sex offender treatment program standards through rules according to Minnesota Statutes, section 241.67, subdivision 2, paragraph (a). These standards apply to and provide a framework for the inspection and certification of residential juvenile sex offender treatment.


         Council on Accreditation (COA)

In 2017, the Leo A. Hoffmann Center became nationally accredited through COA!

The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human services accrediting organization, (now the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities), their mission is to partner with human services organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards.  They envision excellence in the delivery of human services globally, resulting in the well-being of individuals, families and communities. 


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