Shequita Bunch graduated from Bradley University in 2011 with a B.S in Criminal Justice, a B.S. in Sociology, and a minor in African American Studies. Her professional career extends across 5 years in government and 6 years in case management.
Ms. Bunch spent 4 years working as a courtroom security officer for the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. During that time, she earned the Corrections Officer certification and the Firearms Completion Certificate. While working as an officer, Ms. Bunch became passionate about working more closely with youth under the age of 18 to help them avoid the heartbreaking experiences of formal court processing and criminal charges. She sought opportunities to prevent youth from entering in the criminal justice system altogether. Ms. Bunch began working for Decatur Community Partnership 2016 as a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist. In this field she began working directly with youth in school districts to teach life skills, social skills, drugs and alcohol prevention methods, and the damages that drugs and alcohol can do to the human body.
In 2019, Shequita Began working for Millikin University as the lead Teen Justice Case Manager and supervisor for Millikin student interns. In her current position, she has successfully completed Restorative Circles training and has been certified in providing wraparound services. Shequita is also a member of the Global Restorative Justice Partnership (GRJP).