Accreditations and Professional Membership

JCFS Chicago is committed to and has been recognized for reaching the highest national standards for professional excellence.

As one of the nation’s premier social services agencies, JCFS Chicago has been recognized by several accredtiting bodies and institutions, such as the Council of Accreditation and AdvancEd.  See below for a more complete listing of accrediting and licensing bodies.

As professionals in the social service industry, we also can benefit by looking beyond our day-to-day work.  Association memberships allow us to do just that:  See below for a list of membership associations and other affiliations.

Accreditations and Licensing

APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship Program

Commission on Accreditation, 750 First St., NE, Washington, DC, 20002-4242, 202.336.5500, 202.336.6123 (TDD)

Council on Accreditation (COA)

"Meeting the highest national standards of professional performance."

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) (License #010618)

Advance Education, Inc.

Professional and Association Memberships

Alliance for Children and Families (ACF)

American Association of Children's Residential Centers

American Psychological Association

Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training

Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies

Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers

Foster Family Treatment Association

Illinois Association of Private Special Education Centers

Jewish Communal Service Association

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Joint Council on International Children's Services

National Guardianship Association