Steele Earns Investigator Certification with PA Office of Developmental Programs

January 24, 2014, Press Release

Johnstown, PA, January 24, 2014—Sabrina Steele, Senior Project Manager with Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies has completed the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Office of Developmental Program’s (ODP’s) four-day Certified Investigator Program (CIP) and has passed the Certified Investigator Exam. The CIP is managed by the ODP’s Bureau of Supports for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Goodwill_Sabrina Steele_HeadshotThe Mental Retardation Bulletin on Incident Management requires that investigations be conducted by investigators who become “certified” through the CIP, and maintain certification through continuing education. An important part of the Incident Management System is ensuring that trained and certified investigators are available who possess technical competencies in conducting investigations, but who also understand the core principles and values.

Steele joined Goodwill Industries in May 2009 to manage the Developmental Disabilities Services program. She holds a B.S. in Administration of Justice and Sociology from Penn State, an M.S. in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, and will complete her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of the Rockies of Denver, Colorado in May.

Goodwill Industries is a state-licensed provider of intellectual disabilities services, offering a continuum of prevocational paid work experiences, and community habilitation services that encourage and ensure choice, social inclusion, dignity, respect, and individual satisfaction with a focus on the ultimate goals of increased independence in the community. Individuals are referred by the Cambria County Behavioral Health/Intellectual Disabilities Program.

For more information on Goodwill Industries’ Developmental Disabilities Services, contact Sabrina Steele at (814) 539-9857, ext. 3 or


Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (GICV), Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1962 to empower individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services. Headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, GICV serves individuals with disabilities and disadvantages, dislocated workers, youth, and other job seekers throughout south central Pennsylvania in the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset and a portion of Westmoreland by providing education and career services as well as job placement and postemployment supports. GICV is a community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Learn more at
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