Jalynsey Brown
Pronouns
She/Her/Hers
Year
2020
Chapter
Position
Correctional Probation Senior Officer, Florida Department of Corrections

Jalynsey Brown, a Palm Beach County native, started her journey in the field of Criminal Justice after completing high school at Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, Florida. Jalynsey attended college at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida where she was a member of the Criminal Justice Club, and Hatchet Pre-Law Society. After graduating from Florida A&M University with her bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 2011, Jalynsey began volunteering at the Village of Wellington in the Parks and Recreation Department, before working at WorkForce Alliance (now CareerSource Florida) in the Summer Youth Program Department.

After working as a job placement specialist, Jalynsey was hired with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice in June of 2012, where she was a Juvenile Probation Officer, supervising youth that were sentenced to probation. As a Juvenile Probation Officer, Jalynsey spearheaded community service projects to allow the juveniles opportunities to obtain community service hours and took the juveniles on a local college tour allowing them the opportunity to visit Palm Beach State College and other vocational/trade schools.

Jalynsey obtained a master's degree in Criminal Justice while working full-time as a Juvenile Probation Officer in May of 2014. Jalynsey worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer until October of 2014, when she left to become a Targeted Case Manager with Community Partners' Parent-Child Center. As a Targeted Case Manager, Jalynsey advocated tirelessly for youth and families, to assist with obtaining services in the home, school and community.

Jalynsey began working at the Florida Department of Corrections, as a Correctional Probation Officer in May of 2015, working in Lake Worth, Florida. She transferred to Orlando, Florida in 2017, before being promoted to her current position as a Correctional Probation Senior Officer in March of 2019.

Jalynsey is currently working in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, still with the Department. Jalynsey states her most rewarding part of her job is changing lives of her offenders in a positive manner and seeing them successfully complete supervision and go on to live productive lives within the local communities.

Jalynsey is a member of the Junior League of Palm Beach County, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (Zeta Tau Omega chapter, West Palm Beach), League of Women Voters Palm Beach County, United Way's Emerging Young Leaders, and the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency.