Chesterfield CSB achieves highest accreditation level

The Chesterfield Community Services Board has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for the sixth consecutive three-year term. This represents the highest level of accreditation in the field. Organizations must not only show substantial fulfillment of CARF standards that represent an established pattern of total operations, but also must clearly indicate that current conditions are likely to be maintained or improved upon.

“This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served,” said Brian J. Boon, Ph.D., president and CEO of CARF.

The Chesterfield CSB serves as a governing board for Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services. Members are appointed by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors.

The Chesterfield CSB has 15 members who are appointed to three-year terms and can serve up to three consecutive terms. The board consists of a representative from each of the five magisterial districts and 10 members-at-large from diverse backgrounds. One-third of the appointments to the board must be consumers of services or family members of consumers.

The Chesterfield CSB seeks to promote an improved quality of life for county residents through exceptional and comprehensive mental health, intellectual disability, early-intervention and substance abuse and prevention services.

“The Chesterfield Community Services Board and the entire staff are to be congratulated for achieving CARF reaccreditation for the sixth time,” said Sarah Snead, deputy county Administrator of Human Services. “Board members and staff demonstrate daily their dedication to county residents. We are fortunate to have such a high-performing organization.”

CARF, a private, nonprofit, Tucson-based, international accreditation body established in 1966, is committed to promoting the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

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