ATLANTA – May 31, 2016 – CARF International announced that DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) has been accredited for a period of three years. The latest accreditation is the fourth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to DeKalb CSB.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded 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.

“DeKalb Community Service Board is proud to announce that we have received a three-year reaccreditation by CARF. We recognize that independent, third-party accreditation of our programs is an essential validation of the high quality services we provide every day. Our team of professionals has been helping individuals achieve recovery by providing a full continuum of behavioral health and developmental disability services for more than 22 years. This reaccreditation reinforces our position as essential safety-net providers in DeKalb County,” said Joseph Bona, MD, Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb CSB.

In its May 25, 2016, written notification to DeKalb CSB, CARF President/CEO, Brian J. Boon, Ph.D. stated: “This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of conformance to standards.”

DeKalb CSB is a public, not-for-profit organization with more than 20 locations in DeKalb County. With more than 500 staff, DeKalb CSB has provided mental health services, developmental disabilities programs and substance use treatment to nearly 12,000 children, adolescents and adults annually since 1994. To learn more about DeKalb CSB, please visit

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at