Toledo Educational Events

'Treatment for the Forensic Population'

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Registration and Networking: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Presentation: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Matthew E. Ritzman, Ph.D., LCDC III
United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons - FCI Milan, Michigan

Matthew Ritzman provides drug treatment services to a diverse population of adult males in a Federal Correctional Institution. Dr. Ritzman previously served as a Probation Officer in a Common Pleas Court and worked as a Correctional Officer and Case Worker in a community based correctional facility. He has developed and presented training at The Ohio State University's Addiction Studies Institute, to various Federal Courts and within the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Program Description:

There is a tremendous need for drug treatment among clients in the criminal justice system. Treatment professionals treat those on court ordered supervision, in community treatment agencies and in jails and prisons. However, the forensic client presents unique challenges to treatment professionals. This training will explore the issues, methods and challenges of providing drug treatment in the criminal justice system to enhance positive outcomes and lower recidivism.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the trauma of being introduced to the Criminal Justice System and how this may impact engagement in treatment
  • Understand characteristics of the criminal lifestyle that negatively impact drug treatment outcomes
  • Discuss Coerced Treatment and the challenges it introduces
  • Describe the challenges of correctional/criminal justice staff members as helping professionals 

Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Toledo
3425 Executive Parkway, Suite 207
Toledo, Ohio 43606

This educational event is offered free of charge as part of Glenbeigh's Community Benefit Initiative.

Please RSVP by February 16, 2015 by calling 
419-536-4000 or email

1.5 CEU's approved by:

  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
  • Ohio Counselors, Social Workers & Marriage and Family Therapist Board

Applied for:

  • The Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
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