Steve Valle, Sc.D., M.B.A.

Steve Valle is president of AdCare CJ Services, a sister organization of AdCare Hospital, Worcester MA, New England’s leading hospital for addiction treatment. AdCare CJ Services is an agency offering evidence-based practices in offender treatment and correctional program management; developing, implementing and managing effective offender treatment and education services.  Valle is a recognized leader and international expert in the addiction, criminal justice, and mental health fields. In 1993, Dr. Valle was nominated by Senator Harold E. Hughes to serve as Director of the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the Clinton Administration. In 2009 he was invited to address Parliament regarding prison reform and addiction issues in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Valle is the founder of Accountability Training®, a behavior change model for offenders with addiction, author of over a dozen journal articles and the text, Alcoholism Counseling: Issues for an Emerging Profession, and editor of Drunk Driving in America: Strategies and Approaches to Treatment. Dr. Valle has served as associate editor of the Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, as well as holding several editorial review assignments for leading professional journals. He has conducted dozens of workshops at national and international conferences and appeared on several media platforms throughout his 30-year career in addictions, mental health, and criminal justice fields.
Dr. Valle has been on the forefront of implementing services for incarcerated men and women for decades. His work establishing residential substance abuse treatment (RSAT) programs began when he was selected to lead the treatment services at the first correctional facility to exclusively house drunk drivers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has trained human service and correctional staff in the RSAT model in many county and state-based correctional facilities and has provided technical assistance to criminal justice agencies seeking to implement RSAT programs.