CPS has CARF AccreditationCommunity Personnel Services, Inc. (CPS) of Chatham, New Jersey is a CARF-approved, non-profit agency providing support coordination to individuals living in Essex, Union and Somerset Counties, and supported employment and transition services to individuals living in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union County in New Jersey. Before awarding CPS with accreditation, CARF professionals visited CPS and spent several days evaluating on some 1,000 areas of compliance in policies, procedures and practices. They also interviewed clients, employers and staff.

A three-year accreditation was awarded to Community Personnel Services in May 2015. CPS received the highest CARF accreditation in the following areas:

  • Transition Services
  • Transition Services for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Community Employment (Job Development and Employment Supports) for Adults
  • Community Employment for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Governance Standards Applied

United Way affiliateCPS was one of the few agencies selected by DDD to approve individual plans without DDD oversight. CPS is one of the first Support Coordination Agencies in N.J. to become an approved Medicaid provider.

This supported employment agency was created by ECLC in 1995 to enrich the lives of all their students by helping them determine appropriate options for life after graduation, whether it's employment, a day program or other alternative. CPS has grown from serving an initial graduating class of 30 ECLC students to currently serving 300+ clients.

Who Funds CPS?

CPS is funded by private and public school contracts, the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NJDVRS), the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (NJDDD), the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI), the NJDDD Support Coordination program, and Medicaid.