JVS is proud to announce that the agency has again earned three-year accreditation from CARF International, the international accreditation authority in the fields of rehabilitation, behavioral health, employment and community services.
During the accreditation process, three CARF surveyors from across the country completed the exhaustive examination of JVS’s onsite and offsite programs and business practices. In addition to interviews with staff, program participants and their families, the surveyors talked with employers, board members, funding partners and other stakeholders.
The CARF report highlighted JVS strengths in numerous areas, including programs for people with disabilities. The CARF surveyors applauded JVS’s person-centered approach to connecting people with community services, providing job training and support, and offering an extensive calendar of community events for participants. JVS was also commended for the caring and homelike atmosphere for programs that serve seniors with memory loss.
“This is a peer review process that measures us against best practices and ensures that we’re meeting the needs of the people we serve,” said Leah Rosenbaum, JVS president and CEO. “For JVS, accreditation is an ongoing process that demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement.”