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Accreditations and Memberships

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting performance standards developed in consultation with health care experts, providers, measurement experts, purchasers, and consumers.


The Joint Commission standards address the organization’s level of performance in key functional areas, such as patient rights, patient treatment, medication, and infection control. Standards establish expectations for activities that affect the safety and quality of patient care, based on the premise that if an organization does the right things and does them well, there is a strong likelihood that its patients will experience good outcomes.

The Joint Commission’s standards addressing behavioral health care support a recovery-oriented philosophy and approach to care, treatment and services. These standards are framed as performance objectives that are unlikely to change substantially over time, including the environment of care, management of human resources, management of information, leadership, and ethics.

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 17,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

Seneca Family of Agencies is proud to be accredited by Joint Commission. This accreditation is recognition of our use of best practices in the care, treatment and services provided to youth and families and provides a clear structure within which we do our work. Additionally, it focuses our agency towards continuous improvement and the use of data to drive decisions.

For more information, please visit https://www.jointcommission.org


Western Association of Schools and Colleges

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) believes that the goal of any school should be to provide for successful student learning. WASC believes that programs should encompass both the cognitive and affective components of learning in order to foster human growth and development and enable students to become responsible, productive members of the school community and of society. The association assists each participating school in developing a school purpose to reflect its beliefs. For ongoing program improvement, each school must engage in objective and subjective internal and external evaluations to assess progress in achieving its purpose. A not-for-profit organization, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredits and certifies more than 3998 schools in the Western United States.

For more information, please visit https://www.acswasc.org



Seneca Family of Agencies is an active member in the following organizations:

National Association Memberships:

  • Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
  • National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
  • American Association of Children’s Residential Centers (AACRC)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
  • Family Builders’ Network
  • Voice for Adoption
  • National Wraparound Initiative

State Association Memberships:

  • California Alliance of Child and Family Services (CACFS)
  • California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies (CCCMHA)
  • California Charter Schools Association (CCSA)
  • California Association of Adoption Agencies (CAAA)

Seneca Family of Agencies is a Platinum level participant on Guidestar.org.

Please visit our Guidestar profile page for more information.