Terrence Wilson currently serves as the staff attorney at the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and
Justice in Atlanta, Georgia where he is actively engaged in ending the school to prison pipeline in Georgia.
He has worked to close the school to prison pipeline (STPP) through work at a number of civil rights law and policy organizations who place that issue at the forefront of their work. He has worked all over the country, in organizations such as the Advancement Project in Washington, D.C., the Brennan Center for Justice in New York, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, and the Barton Child Law and Policy Center at Emory School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Most recently, he has been engaged in the work of the JUSTGeorgia Coalition, a statewide coalition of community organizations and individuals committed to bettering the lives of Georgia’s children. In addition to analyzing data and performing policy research, he has also been actively engaged at the State Capitol by lobbying and testifying on behalf of legislation aimed at closing the STPP. He also brings organizing and community engagement experience to Georgia Appleseed from his work on political campaigns and with local elected officials. Terrence’s passion for juvenile justice and desire to use public policy and legislative advocacy to improve the lives of all Georgians helps Georgia Appleseed carry out its mission of increasing justice through law and policy reform and community engagement.
Terrence was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar. He graduated with Honors with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Social & Economic Justice. He then attended the University of Georgia where he received his Juris Doctor and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.