October 30, 2014 — CARF International announced that Jewish Family Service Association (JFSA) has been accredited for a period of three years for its mental and behavior health and integrated primary care programs. The latest accreditation is the sixth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to JFSA.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and is an official recognition that JFSA is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland, a private non-profit organization, serves to strengthen families and individuals in both the Jewish and general communities in Northeast Ohio. Guided by traditional Jewish values of communal responsibility and social justice, JFSA is committed to enhancing every individual’s ability to thrive in our community. For more information on services, go to www.jfsa-cleveland.org.

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 that centers 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.