NEWARK — Timothy J. Young, CEO and president of Licking/Knox Goodwill, announced that Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries Inc. has been awarded three-year CARF accreditation for its Employment Skills Training Services with zero recommendations. Only 3 percent of CARF surveys result in zero recommendations. This is the sixth consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries Inc.

Young said, “I am extremely proud of the employees and services that were evaluated during the accreditation process. Goodwill staff consistently strives to provide quality employment, training and support services to individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment.”

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and demonstrates 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. Licking/Knox Goodwill has shown dedication to the people they serve by maintaining standards in leadership, governance, quality and availability of programs to our community, and being innovative in the services they provide.

For additional information about either the organization or CARF accreditation, contact Lisa Baker, director of communications at 740-345-9861. Licking/Knox Goodwill accepts donations of clothing, household items, furniture and vehicles.



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