Dr. Charles E Crite Jr.
AADC, SAP, NCACI
Dr. Crite served in the Marine Corps and completed a four-year tour of duty in 1980. In 2005, he acquired his M.S. degree in Education with a concentration in Workforce Education, Training, and Development. He is most humbled to share that in December 2012, he completed all requirements to obtain his Doctorate of Education, with a concentration in Higher Education: Adult Learning.
His career in the criminal justice field began in 1981. He was employed as a correctional officer captain at Perry Correctional Institution in Pelzer, S.C. He joined S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Dept. in 1990 where he worked in the field of substance use disorder treatment for over 27 years. Seven of those years were in the capacity of inpatient treatment administration. He was instrumental in developing treatment models, curricula, training modules, and community outreach initiatives. He is a certified advance alcohol and drug counselor with the state of South Carolina and certified substance abuse professional (SAP). Also, he is nationally certified with the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) and a member of the National Association for Drug Court Professional (NADCP).
In 2015, he joined the 13 the Judicial Circuit Drug Court in Greenville, SC as an A&D Counselor II and in 2016, he accepted the position of Adult Drug Court Coordinator for the 7 the Judicial Circuit Drug Court in Spartanburg, SC where he coordinates and links all entities together to ensure high-quality service delivery and strict adherence to Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards. He co-authored a journal article in 2014, entitled, “Best Practices: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Adolescent.” Dr. Crite’s motto is: “Service to others is the highest honor that one can bestow as a social change agent.”