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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) is pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Positive Approaches Journal is now available!

The theme of this issue is Navigating the Justice System: Considerations, Best Practices, and Points to Ponder

Hopefully this issue will inform and educate readers on the importance of training and communication between the justice system and those supporting individuals with mental health and behavioral challenges, intellectual disabilities, autism and other developmental disabilities.

Data Discoveries, a feature of Positive Approaches, spotlights useful data presented in ways that are interesting and customizable. This issue’s Data Discoveries will feature a tutorial to assist readers in determining the validity of justice data sources.

This issue of Positive Approaches Journal is in digital form, available for viewing online or for downloading at:


To print a copy of the PDF, online journal, or a specific article, you will find these options within your left navigation bar on any Positive Approaches Journal page. A new window will open with your selected document. In your browser, you may click the Print button in the top left corner of the page, or by using the Print capability within your browser

The Positive Approaches Journal is published quarterly. For additional information, please contact: RA-PWODPTraining@pa.gov