CARF is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
In January 2023 the NCDC was awarded its 6th CARF accreditation. The report recognized the outstanding work of the NCDC as an organization with dedicated and compassionate staff members. Staff who are focused on building the capacity of children and families, and removing barriers to services in order to ensure that every child they serve can reach their full potential.