Licking County JFS Receives Accreditation
The Licking County Job & Family Services (LCJFS) has successfully received accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA).
While accreditation primarily focused on Adult Protective Services and Children Services, the accreditation process encompassed the entire Agency. Successful accreditation indicates the LCJFS’s commitment to maintaining the highest level of standards and quality improvement.
“The process involved the entire Agency for nearly two years. This gave us an opportunity to evaluate our services and establish policies to ensure consistency and continuous improvement efforts” states John Fisher, Director. “Accreditation is a national recognition of the quality of services and the caring for customers and community that our Agency provides.”
The accreditation process involves a detailed analysis of both LCJFS’s administrative operations and its service delivery practices. All are “measured” against national standards of best practice. These standards emphasize service that are accessible, appropriate, culturally responsive, evidence based, and outcomes-oriented. In addition, they confirm that the services are provided by a skilled and supported workforce and that all customers are treated with dignity and respect.
Although Ohio has one of the highest rates of accreditation attainment for public agencies in the country, only 25 of Ohio’s 88 public social service agencies are currently accredited.