Shashonnie Steward has played a significant role in the rehabilitation of youth and adult offenders in the 19th Judicial District and surrounding courts as a court monitor/supervisor all while promoting initiatives and actively being a voice for the community. Stewart graduated as class salutatorian from Capitol High School in 1997. A true jaguar at heart, she attended Southern University and A&M College and received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychology. In 2005, she completed her Master of Science in criminal justice and is currently a second-year law student with the esteemed Southern University Law Center. She is the owner of Redstick Rehabilitative & Correctional Services. She has one daughter, Khofie, and a 3-year-old granddaughter, Madelynn.
Steward has served as president of the Park Forest East Civic Association and president of the Park Forest East Crime Prevention and Improvement District. She has also served in the Junior League since 2009, where she participated in Everybody Reads, Patient Activity Days, Weekend Backpacks, Ready Hands the Hollydays Committee.