GJR in PA Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Grove City, PA – April 15, 2021 – CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, announced George Junior Republic in Pennsylvania has been accredited for a period of three years for its Group Home program (Children, Adolescents, and Juvenile Justice), Residential Treatment (Children, Adolescents and Juvenile Justice) and Governance. The Three-Year Accreditation is an indication of the organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. It also represents two years of comprehensive preparation and diligent staff support and engagement to position George Junior Republic in Pennsylvania to acquire this initial accreditation. 

This decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. George Junior Republic in Pennsylvania received the Three-Year Accreditation by participating in a thorough peer review process. It demonstrated to a team of surveyors during a three-day virtual interview process its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. 

George Junior Republic in Pennsylvania began delivering services to youth in 1909. Today, the organization is one of the largest employers in Mercer County and takes pride in the services provided to over 60,000 male youth over the last 112 years. 

CARF’s rigorous organizational and program standards are centered around the ASPIRE to Excellence© continuous improvement framework. “I am proud of the dedication of our staff members in their commitment to the organization. CARF accreditation supports our commitment to those we serve and the future strategic development of the organization,” states CEO Nathan Gressel. 

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), 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


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