CARF (founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) announced in August 2006 that the Greater Richmond ARC has been accredited for a period of three years for its employment services in the areas of community employment, job development, job supports, job-site training, employee development services and organizational employment services. The accreditation will extend through June 2009. The achievement is an indication of ARC's dedication ad commitment to improving the quality of the lives of those ARC serves. 'Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence,' read the accreditation announcement sent to ARC on August 3, 2006.
CARF is a national independent nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Since 1966, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.