Cedar Valley Services Inc. earns accreditation

Published 9:00 pm Sunday, January 21, 2018

According to a press release, CARF International announced Cedar Valley Services Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its community employment services: employment supports and job development, employee development services, employment planning services and organizational employment services programs.

The latest accreditation is the seventh consecutive three-year accreditation the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Cedar Valley Services Inc.

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.

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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.

Cedar Valley Services Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with offices at 2111 4th St. NW in Austin. It has been providing employment services in the Austin, Albert Lea and Owatonna areas since 1959.

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, visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.