New Haven is CARF Accredited

Since 2016, New Haven Youth and Family Services has been CARF accreditedOur most recent Three-Year Accreditation in 2020 applies to the following programs: 

  • Behavioral Consultation (Children and Adolescents) 
  • Residential Treatment (Children and Adolescents)  

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.  Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities, the accrediting body is known as CARF. 

About New Haven’s Accreditation Process

What is Accreditation? 

  • Accreditation is a process that demonstrates a provider has met standards for the quality of its services.  CARF International establishes these standards to evaluate how well a provider is serving people and how it can improve. 

What is a Survey? 

  • As a step toward accreditation, a provider invites CARF International 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 accreditation for a term of one or three years for CARF accreditation and five years for CARF-CCAC accreditation.  In some cases, the provider may need to improve its services before it can become accredited. 

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