A Piece of the Puzzle: Understanding Their Turf


Tuesday, February 1, 2022
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Session Type: Workshop

Youth care workers have a unique job of creating a trust and building a bond with their clientele (parents and youth). This often time involves the worker entering the turf of the client, which can present other unforeseen circumstances and obstacles. Youth care workers will discuss those obstacles and understand what piece(s) of the puzzle they hold in working with their clientele outside of the normal office setting to assure a safe and healthy working relationship. Also, understanding their role and responsibility of putting the pieces together in the client’s development.


Monaleto Irby
Training Program Manager, GA Department of Juvenile Justice Office of Training

Monaleto C. Irby has spent nearly 24 years working in the Youth Service Field in Alabama and Georgia. Mr. Irby has served in several capacities to include Case Manager (Mental Health), Counselor and Program Director (Drug Treatment Center), and Director (Youth ChalleNGe Academy) servicing youth in Alabama; before moving to Georgia in 2007. He is currently employed with Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice for 14 years serving as a Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist for almost 4 years before moving to the Office of Training, where he has served as a Regional Training Coordinator for the Southern and Northern Regions. Irby also served as the Program Coordinator for the Basic Community Service Training (Probation/Parole Specialist) from 2014-2016. Irby was promoted in July 2016 to the Northern Region Training Program Manager where he continues to serve. Irby supervises a team of 9 Instructors and has oversight of 11 facilities and their training schedule. Irby also serves on the agency’s policy committee and the Office of Professional Development Advisory Team. Irby recently earned his Master Training Instructor Certification through the Georgia Peace Officer Standard and Training (P.O.S.T.) Irby also made good on a vision and started his own business in May of 2020. Motivated Intervention Solutions, LLC. Focused on Leadership and Staff Development Training. He is invested in his community and lends a great deal of time speaking to groups on at-risk youth behaviors, facilitating at youth summits and youth conferences on gang activity/violence, and bullying. Irby is often featured as a guest panelist at boys self-improvement conferences as well as mentorship conferences. Irby is dedicated to encouraging youth to seek their full potential and also training youth service workers on the best practices of dealing with at risk youth and their families