Tennessee Voices for Children Achieves Three-Year CARF Accreditation

In its mission to improve the lives of children and families facing mental health challenges, Tennessee Voices for Children has achieved Three-Year Accreditation from the International Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its Intensive Family-Based Services with exemplary conformance in peer support.

“I am delighted that we have achieved CARF accreditation. It is a testament to Tennessee Voices for Children’s commitment to excellence for the children, youth, and families we serve,” says Rikki Harris, Chief Executive Officer. “Our staff’s passion for the work has so much to do with their lived experience and that makes the recognition for exemplary conformance in peer support very special for us as well.”

The 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.  Tennessee Voices for Children went through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a surveyor during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of highest quality.

“The organization maintains strong leadership that is mission driven, responsive, and proactive in addressing the services needs in the region in a well-organized manner,” says The CARF International Survey Summary. “The organization is aware of the trends and ever-changing needs in the community and has positioned itself to be a provider of choice for the clients, families, and communities it serves.”

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