The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) recently announced the Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) has been accredited for three years for the following programs and services--Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults); Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents); Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults); Outpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Children and Adolescents); and for Residential Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults).
CAHS provides community-based programs and services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addiction recovery in the Louisiana parishes of Ascension, East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Iberville, and Pointe Coupee. The latest accreditation is the third consecutive three-year accreditation CARP International has issued to Capital Area Human Services.
This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. 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.
CAHS Executive Director Jan Kasofsky, PhD, described accreditation as the "lifeblood of our operations." She said accreditation confirms and further validates CAHS' excellence in meeting the highest standards in the delivery of services to the region.