What is the accreditation process?

Once every three years, assessors from outside agencies are sent to our agency by the respective Commission they represent. These assessors are experienced law enforcement, correctional, and health care practitioners, who have demonstrated proficiency, knowledge, and expertise in their specialized areas, and have been selected and trained by the individual Commissions to conduct on-site assessments. The assessors review written directives, documentation, the physical agency, and agency practices to ensure compliance with applicable accreditation standards. The assessors then present their findings to the respective Commission, who determine whether the agency is granted accredited or reaccredited status.

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