Judge Shanta Owens is the Presiding Judge for the Jefferson County Adult Drug Court Program. She is a graduate of Alabama State University. After completing her undergraduate studies, Judge Owens attended Louisiana State University School of Law and the Université D’ Aix-Marseille III in Aix-en-Provence, France where she enrolled in the dual degree program and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees.
Judge Owens is a member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Alabama Association of Drug Court Professionals, Alabama District Judges Association, Birmingham Bar Association, and the Judicial Council of the Magic City Bar Association.
In addition, she is a former board member of the Children’s Village Board of Directors. She is also a graduate of Project Corporate Leadership, Leadership Birmingham, Leadership Vestavia Hills, and MOMENTUM Women’s Leadership class.
Judge Owens is married to Rahman Owens and they have two children.