Shaniqua Seawright Hunter grew up in the Ensley neighborhood and graduated from Ensley High School in May 1998. She went onto to pursue her college education at the University of Alabama where she received her Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice in 2003. Shaniqua was then employed at the Department of Human Resources as a case worker in the Family Preservation Unit in November 2003 until July 2008.
During her time at JCDHR, she was responsible for assessing the safety of children in their homes, and referring families to services that would assist in preserving the family unit. In July 2008, she became employed at Jefferson County Family Court as a Juvenile Probation Officer.
Shaniqua Hunter is responsible for supervising at risk youth, who have committed delinquent offenses and have been placed on court supervision. She has been assigned to the Juvenile Drug Court docket for almost 6 years where she works with a treatment team of professionals from other agencies to provide intensive supervision and services to the children that have been identified to have a substance abuse or dependent diagnosis.
She works with the children and their families to identify the underlying issues that contribute to the delinquent behavior, and locate services to address the identified issues. She has worked with families and at risk youth in the Jefferson County area for over 13 years, and is very aware of the issues in the community that contribute to delinquency and youth violence in our communities. In addition, she has coordinated the Annual Community Resource Fair at Family Court for the last 5 years, in order to bridge the gap between the court and the community.
Shaniqua Hunter is married to Toney Hunter, who currently works in the Social Work field, and they are the proud parents of a 9 year old daughter, Christian Rose Hunter.