WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Germaine Lawrence is a residential treatment center for girls ages 12-18 with complex behavioral, psychological and learning challenges.   Girls live at our programs while receiving special education, individual, family and group therapy; psychiatric and primary medical care; and a wide variety of therapeutic activities and interventions.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Nicole Deprez-Garrity, M.Ed.

Volunteer Roles: Endorser, Lead Endorser

Nicole Deprez-Garrity is a lead After School Endorser based in Germany.
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Purpose

The rights and dignity of customers are respected throughout the MFR program.

Introduction

Respecting the rights of customers requires that MFR program practices reflect a profound respect for personal dignity, confidentiality, and privacy. In addition to addressing legally protected rights pertaining to these concepts, the standards in this section also address the MFR program’s ethical obligation to protect these rights. 

Update:

  • Revised Standard - 07/21/17
    The MIL-CR standards were revised to reflect current practice.

Interpretation: Mandated customers and adults under the care of a guardian may have a reduced level of rights and the MIL-CR standards highlight instances in which this may be the case. However, the standards are not necessarily comprehensive, and MFR programs should become familiar with, and follow, applicable laws and regulations governing the rights of mandated or incapacitated customers. Individual rights may not be abridged unless superseded by legal mandate, court order, or lawful order of a commander.

Note: The MIL-CR standards were revised in July 2017 to reflect current practice. For more information please see the MIL-CR Update Summary

Note: Please see MIL-CR Reference List for a list of resources that informed the development of these standards. 

Customer Rights Narrative

Self-Study Evidence
    • Cite 2-3 examples of activities or decisions that the MFR program has undertaken to protect and promote customer rights.
    • Identify a part of the MFR program’s customer rights practices that has been: 
      1. the most difficult to advance, and indicate the reasons why; and
      2. the least difficult to advance, and indicate the reasons why.
    • Describe how the MFR program reconciles its confidentiality and privacy practices with legal requirements for the release of identifying information, mandatory reporting, and duty to warn (MIL-CR 2).
    • Provide any additional information that would increase the Peer Review Team's understanding of how the MFR program's customer rights practices promote respect for the rights and dignity of customers.
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