The Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio received the highest recommendations for accreditation by auditors of the American Correction Association on Wednesday following a recent three-day intense audit.
CCNO Executive Director Jim Dennis said CCNO staff had been planning for the audit for the past three years.
During the three-day event, auditors visited all three shifts as well as questioned both staff and offenders.
CCNO was the first regional jail and the fourth jail overall in the State of Ohio to gain ACA accreditation in April 2005 and was reaccredited in 2008. CCNO received 100 percent re-accreditation in February 2011 and again on Wednesday. An audit is conducted every three years to maintain accreditation.
CCNO complied with 100 percent of the 60 mandatory standards.