The Chesterfield Community Services Board, which functions as the Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services, has been re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for a period of three years for all programs.
CARF was founded in 1966 and is based in Tucson, Ariz. The organization is committed to promoting the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through an accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the people served.
This reaccreditation is awarded to organizations that show substantial fulfillment of the standards established by CARF, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of human-service providers in the areas of:
The re-accreditation indicates that current conditions represent an established pattern of total operations that is likely to be maintained and/or improved in the future.
The Chesterfield County Department of Mental Health Support Services offers comprehensive services for individuals and families with mental illness, substance abuse and intellectual disabilities. The department also provides prevention and early intervention services for infants, children and families.
This marks the fifth consecutive three-year accreditation awarded by CARF to the Chesterfield CSB.
"Our staff has a reputation for providing excellent community services and of dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the people we serve,” said Debbie Burcham, executive director of the Chesterfield CSB. “It is very nice to know that this is recognized by a national accrediting body."