We were accredited another 3 years!

In the summer of 2017 CARF surveyed the FSJACL organization and awarded us another three year accrediation. This is our 5th, 3 year accrediation.

CARF-accredited programs and services have demonstrated that they substantially meet internationally recognized standards. CARF accreditation means that an organization has made a commitment to continually enhance the quality of its services and programs and its focus on the satisfaction of the persons served.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is a process that demonstrates a provider has met standards for the quality of its services. CARF* establishes these standards to guide providers in offering their services. CARF also uses the standards to evaluate how well a provider is serving people and how it can improve.

What is a CARF survey?

As a step toward accreditation, a provider invites CARF to send a team of professionals, called surveyors, to visit its site and evaluate its services for quality. The surveyors consult with staff members and interview people who use the provider's services. Based on the surveyors' review, the provider may be awarded CARF accreditation for one or three years. In some cases, the provider may need to improve its services before it can become accredited.

*What is CARF?

CARF is an international, not-for-profit organization that accredits human services providers. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities, the accrediting body is now known as CARF.

For more information on CARF, please visit their website at