Accreditation

SEPTA Correctional Facility of Nelsonville has been awarded a three-year accreditation by the American Correctional Association on August 10th, 2009. Lannette Linthicum, Chairperson of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections (CAC), recently announced the accreditation of the SEPTA Correctional Facility, SEPTA Facility Governing Board. In presenting the award, Lannette Linthicum, Chairperson of CAC, and Harold Clarke, President of the American Correctional Association (ACA), complimented the facility on their professional level of operation and their success in completing the accreditation process. SEPTA received 100% compliance on all 236 applicable standards.

The accreditation program is a professional peer review process based on national standards that have evolved since the founding of the Association in 1870 (by paul). ACA standards address services, programs, and operations essential to effective correctional management. Through accreditation, an agency is able to maintain a balance between protecting the public and providing an environment that safeguards the life, health, and safety of staff and offenders. SEPTA was initially accredited in 1997, and re-accreditation awards in 2000, 2003, and 2006.

James Bailey, Houston, TX, Kathy Tarantelli, Accreditation Manager and Marian Langdon Chairperson, Bala Cynwyd, PA.

James Bailey, Houston, TX, Kathy Tarantelli, Accreditation Manager and Marian Langdon Chairperson, Bala Cynwyd, PA.