The Review Panel acts as an overseeing body that ensures that the Essential Standards established by NTSA are met and upheld by organizations seeking accreditation. In order to ensure objectivity, credibility, and consistency when vetting NTSA General Members, NTSA’s expert review panel of trusted professionals acts as the final decision-maker in the review process. Through Accreditation, NTSA members can trust that their organization is being reviewed in an unbiased manner by individuals with relevant expertise.
The NTSA Review Panel consists of six individuals from varying disciplines relevant to NTSA’s Essential Standards. The NTSA Board of Directors selected members of the panel to ensure that different viewpoints are adequately represented.
The disciplines represented include:
- Risk Management/Safety/Facilities
- Personnel/Client Care/Services
- Minor-Serving Considerations
NTSA Review Panel members were nominated by current NTSA Members or recommended by a relevant professional association or by the NTSA Board of Directors. All panelists have proven expertise in their respective fields, through holding an advanced degree and/or demonstrating extensive professional experience.
NTSA’s Review Panel will not only hold members accountable to the Essential Standards, they will also provide support to members through suggestions and practical next steps for those not quite able to meet the standards. The individuals on this panel have shown dedication to training and equipping agencies with kindness, professionalism, and passion for the work members are doing on the ground.