Chair Elect

Mr. Armstrong recently retired as Chief Probation Officer for Department of Juvenile Justice Probation and Community Intervention bureau for the 16th Judicial Circuit, in and for Monroe County, Florida. 

In that capacity from 1997 to 2021, he was responsible for the operations that Department. He also served as Juvenile Probation Officer Supervisor/Delinquency Case Management Counselor Supervisor; Delinquency Case Management Counselor; Group Facilitator/Instructor; Counselor.  

His experience is broad:  

Supervisor of DJJ Unit 16-102A/B that provides intake, probation supervision, court and detention screening services for the Upper and Middle Florida Keys. Motivate, encourage and direct case managers and auxiliary staff. Review and edit all outgoing documents. Review intake records and probation records. Meet with outside agencies to develop relationships and establish a coordinated community response to at-risk and delinquent youth. Ensure that the functioning of the unit is in within the quality assurance guidelines. Provide training for Juvenile Probation staff. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Provide comprehensive intake and case management services to youth involved with the juvenile court system, as well as truant and ungovernable youth. Duties include but not limited to: Receive complaints from law enforcement, assess youths and families, make timely recommendations to the State Attorney, devise treatment plan for community control cases, provide supervision and case management services to youths on community control, coordinate multidisciplinary staffing for youth in need of residential care, on call detention screening, acting supervisor duties in absence of supervisor. 

Provide outpatient group substance abuse education and counseling for adult clients. Maintain client records, as well as correspondence with probation, the courts and employers. Including but not limited to: Daily administration of a 20-bed inpatient halfway house for adolescent and young adult male substance abuse clients. Telephone intakes, intake and assessment, documentation of services provided, correspondence with referring treatment staff, probation officers, courts, and insurance carriers. Facility marketing by telephone as well as at professional meetings, seminars, and conventions. Provided individual, group, and family counseling, vocational/educational assistance, discharge planning and aftercare counseling, as well as planned and supervised group activities both in-house and afield. Established treatment plans, supervised and scheduled night technician staff, daily shift change report, manage facility maintenance, and other duties assigned by the director.