Dr. Terrance Hinton has worked within the Criminal Justice and Non-Profit/Public Administration field for over 10 years serving in a variety of roles. His most recent role was serving as Program Manager for Reentry Services for a non-profit organization called Alvis Inc, in Columbus, Ohio. As Program Manager, Dr. Hinton oversaw the day to day operations of two workforce development programs called the HIRE (Help in Reentry Employment) and EDGE (Empower Develop By Gaining Employment) program that is designed to assist justice involved individuals to overcoming barriers to skilled employment opportunities.
In 2020, Dr. Hinton led the EDGE program to great success despite a pandemic, with 31 out 34 clients gaining employment, while 26 out of 34 gained at least one industry recognized credential including GED attainment and enrolling into college. Dr. Hinton is a strong believer in second chances and that “a person’s past should not define their future” and has worked with and assisted over 2500 justice involved citizens for reentry purposes. Dr. Hinton has also facilitated classes to the justice involved during his tenure, which include anger management, workforce development, and cognitive behavioral therapy courses. Dr. Hinton earned his B.S. in Biology from Wingate University, and his M.S. in Criminal Justice from Southern University A&M. He also holds a Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. His research includes incarceration and reentry, criminal justice and public administration, workforce development for the justice involved, and crime control.
This commentary is intended as an addendum and recent update to the original research article published in World Affairs, “The High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Unusual Institutional Arrangement of a Non-Authoritarian, yet Controlled, Democracy”