Together, the Voice

The Association of Children’s Residential & Community services promotes excellence in residential interventions both domestically and abroad. We stand for quality care and treatment with integrity, honesty, and transparency.

ACRC was founded in 1956, and has grown to a network of over 200 members across the world. We advocate for—and share innovative treatment and best practices with—members and non-members alike to advance best practices in the field.

We Are Building Bridges

Building Bridges is a national initiative working to identify and promote best practice and policy that will create strong and closely coordinated partnerships and collaborations between families, youth, advocates, community and residential service providers, and oversight agencies. The overall goal of the work of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is for families and youth who receive a residential intervention to realize sustained positive outcomes post-residential discharge, including outcomes such as decreased readmissions to congregate care, improved family relationships and home stability, and successfully living in the community.

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