Dalton Haney, MPA
“Every job I’ve had is not just a job, it’s something I’m really passionate about. The opportunity to have a positive influence in the community means a lot to me,” says Dalton.
Dalton began his career in 2006 as a Correctional Officer with the Indiana Department of Correction. System reform has always been at the core of his career. Dalton helped develop the Plainfield Reentry Educational Facility, the first corrections facility in the nation to be dedicated to preparing people for re-entry into the community. Dalton’s work there led him to serve in many different capacities in the field of corrections, carrying with him his core values of equity, integrity, and teamwork.
Dalton brings a depth of skill in system design and project management to the work that he does. He is able to help both public and private agencies think about doing their work differently in order to have a positive impact on the individuals they serve.
Dalton completed his undergraduate education in 2006 at Indiana University-Bloomington and graduated with a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University - Indianapolis in May 2021.
Why are you passionate about what you do at Community Solutions?
I have people close to me who have been impacted by the systems within which we work (public health and criminal justice), and I enjoy the opportunity to do work that makes a positive difference. Community Solutions isn’t just another business looking to make profit…I think we do this work because we’re passionate about it.
What inspires you?
My family. I aspire to be a good role model for my children and partner. Not that I want them to follow in my footsteps, but I hope that they see Dad as a respectful, compassionate person who wants to help others.
If you could offer advice to a younger version of yourself, what would you say?
Take care of your body…it’s the only one you have and any abuse you expose it to will be felt later in life.