Announcing a CARF Three-Year Accreditation
Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation
CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International announced that Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Employment Services: Employment Supports, Community Employment Services: Job Development Community Integration, Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services, Employee Development Services, Service Coordination, Services for Children and Youth: Early Intervention Services programs.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
“This achievement is an indication of the organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicated an established pattern of conformance to standards,” said Brian Boon, Ph.D, president of CARF in the official letter of accreditation.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.
Cheryl Plaster, MCBDD superintendent said, “We take great pride in achieving this high-level accreditation. We have an amazing team that is very person-centered. Our goal is always to provide assistance with those in the community to live, learn, and earn in Marion County. It’s gratifying to know our hard work is recognized by CARF.”