Living and practicing law in the Santa Clarita Valley has enabled Jeff Armendariz to participate in many worthwhile community activities and local organizations such as the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association and the Santa Clarita Valley Business Group. He regularly serves as a Board Trustee and Director, for both organizations, respectively. In these positions, he serves as the Community Outreach Chairperson, organizing and coordinating many community-oriented events, including the annual blood drive, food drive, Junior High and High School Speech Competitions (William S. Hart Union School District), and end-of-year toy drive.
Additionally, and since 1990, he has been the bench officer (judge) for the Santa Clarita Valley Teen Court program. SCV Teen Court is a diversion-based program, held on a monthly basis during the school term, offering local youths who commit relatively low-level offenses an opportunity to have their cases dismissed. Dismissal occurs after a youth has served a 6-month term of probation and has fulfilled certain requirements such as community service and other obligations related to the crime committed. As the bench officer for the program, he works closely with detectives assigned to the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Department and personnel from the City of Santa Clarita.
In his free-time, he enjoys volunteering aboard the U.S.S. Iowa, a United States historical battleship, that now serves as a museum ship. The ship is moored along the L.A. Waterfront in San Pedro, California.