LifeLine for Youth has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in behavioral health care. The accreditation award recognizes LifeLine for Youth’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. (LifeLine Quality Report)

LifeLine for Youth underwent a rigorous 3 day on-site survey with a Joint Commission expert surveyor who evaluated LifeLine for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of individuals served and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and all aspects of care, treatment, and services.

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, LifeLine for Youth has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for the people they serve. Behavioral Health accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend LifeLine for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

– Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D. Executive Director,

Behavioral Health Care Accreditation, The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards address important functions relating to the care of individuals served and the management of behavioral health care organizations. The standards are developed in consultation with behavioral health care experts, providers, measurement experts, individuals served and their families.


Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at