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Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Earns CARF Accreditation

September 6, 2017

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is pleased to announce that it has earned a continued three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CRCC is the first and only CARF-accredited independent rape crisis center in the country.

The Center was first accredited by CARF in 2014. This three-year accreditation represents the highest level that can be awarded to an organization by CARF and shows CRCC’s commitment to providing services to its clients at the highest level of care.

“Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is proud to provide our clients with our counseling, advocacy, prevention and education services at the highest level of excellence,” said Sondra Miller, President & CEO. “Survivors of rape and sexual abuse deserve compassionate and quality care, and we are proud to earn this recognition of our commitment to serving our clients with excellence.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body. Its accreditation demonstrates transparency and accountability to stakeholders and is evidence that an organization is committed to improving efficiency, fiscal health, and service delivery – distinguishing itself from competing organizations through quality.

The CARF accreditation report noted, “Cleveland Rape Crisis Center demonstrated substantial conformance to the standards. … The strengths of the organization are its leadership and its dedicated staff members who are committed to the organization and its mission. The organization is well managed and well respected in the community and by the persons served.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, enhancing the lives of persons served worldwide. The accreditation process applies CARF’s internationally recognized standards during an on-site survey conducted by peer surveyors. Accreditation is an ongoing process that distinguishes a provider’s service delivery and signals to the public that the provider is committed to continuous performance improvement, responsive to feedback, and accountable to the community and its other stakeholders.


About Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

The mission of Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, promote healing and prevention, and advocate for social change.  With more than 50 employees and 100 volunteers, the Center reaches more than 36,000 people each year through its counseling, advocacy, prevention and training services in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties.  For more information, visit  or call 216-619-6194. The Center’s 24-hour rape crisis and support hotline is 216-619-6192 (call/text) or