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In response to consumers and families, we guide the delivery of the highest quality services through maximizing resources. We are committed to the following concepts and principles:

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Recovery from serious mental illness and strive to provide services that promote that process.

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Everyday Lives and Self Determination for people with Intellectual Disabilities.

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Early Intervention services that are individualized, family centered, and delivered in natural environments for infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

We walk to raise awareness. We walk to remember. Juniata Valley Out of the Darkness Walks 2021 are LIVE & IN-PERSON!

The Joinder Board of Commissioners governs Juniata Valley Behavioral and Developmental Services

The Administrative Office reports directly to the Joinder Board of Commissioners; and is responsible for planning, development and monitoring of services through contracts with over 40 individuals and agencies. Although in operation since 1969, the formal Joinder Board Agreement was established in 1976.  The annual flow of events and decisions presented to the Commissioners is driven by the state fiscal year and the state reporting requirements.  While the Joinder Board agenda is flexible, anyone can approach the Joinder Board at a public meeting held bi-monthly at 10:00 AM on the following 2020 dates and locations:

Note: Due to COVID-19 all meetings will be virtual until further notice. Meeting information can be found in the news section or updated virtual meeting information will be added to the meetings below. 

Huntingdon County Seal


Mark Sather, Jeff Thomas & Scott Walls

Mifflin County Seal


Kevin P. Kodish, Mark Sunderland & Robert P. Postal, Jr.

Juniata County Seal


Alice J. Gray, Todd A. Graybill & Mark R. Partner


All Meetings will be offered via the ZOOM platform
The Office of Developmental Programs has announced that the proposed amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living, Person/Family… Read more
The JOINDER Board will meet October 18th 2021 at 10:00am via a HYBRID option of in-person at the Large Conference Room-JVBDS and the ZOOM… Read more