25th Annual Conference
"Voices of Recovery: Celebrating 30 years of
Missouri Treatment Courts"
Branson, MO
March 29 - 31, 2023

Conference Agenda

Conference Registration

MATCP is thrilled to announce the 2023 Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals (MATCP) Conference, the state’s largest conference on addiction, mental health and justice reform.
With so many conference options, “Why MATCP, you ask?”
  • Our annual gathering is more than just an event or training, it is a conference that captures so much more for our attendees.
  • Stay ahead of the curve. Through expert insights, research, and policy updates, MATCP helps you develop innovative practices.
  • Unparalleled networking. With over 800 attendees from influential organizations, MATCP is the perfect place to meet professionals who share your commitment.

Conference Booklet

Meet the MATCP Board Nominees!

J.D. Pettey
After spending six years in the military, Pettey has been with the KCPD for 25 years. Pettey is a full-time member of the CIT squad of KCPD. In addition to helping residents, he renders service to fellow officers. He trains officers from across the state in CITs, which include intervention, de-escalation and suicide prevention techniques. At KCPD, Pettey teaches suicide prevention to officers in order to protect themselves and recognize the signs in others.
On his own time, Pettey is a volunteer mentor with the Clay County Veterans Court. He says the court helps veterans, who may be suffering from PTSD, substance abuse, or mental illness, navigate the judicial system. In March, Pettey received the 2022 Missouri CIT Officer of the Year award.
Angela Richmond

Angela Richmond is the Treatment Court Administrator for the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court. She is a resourceful, accomplished, dedicated Criminal Justice professional with management and motivational leadership experience. Angela possesses a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and is currently working on a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Leadership at Lindenwood University. Angela has 10 years of experience working within Treatment Courts in Missouri. Utilizing that experience, she feels it is her duty to streamline procedures and protocols, bring about positive change while restoring hope within our underserved communities.

Wesley Sanders

Wesley graduated high school in Louisiana at the midterm semester in 1976 to enter the United Sates Marine Corps. He served 4 years active duty and two years reserve as an aerial photographer with the 2d MAW, Cherry Point, N.C. After his service duty obligation, he worked to receive his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corrections in 1980 followed by a Master of Arts, conferred in 1982 in Criminal Justice.
Wesley then worked in the Houston, Texas area in insurance sales until joining the Ft. Worth Police Department in 1987 where he served for about four years. During that time, he led the city of Ft. Worth, Patrol Division in DWI arrest for two years and was a Generalist Instructor teaching training classes at the police academy and other update training classes. In 1991, he moved to the Springfield, Missouri area and began an adjunct teaching career at Drury University until 2001. During that time, Wesley led the combined Law Enforcement Task Force on Youth and Gang Violence as the coordinator. His duties lead him to be one of the premier speakers on that subject in the Northwest Missouri area.
In 2001, Wesley was admitted to the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In 2004, he was admitted to the Missouri Bar and the Southwest Federal Circuit for Missouri as a practicing defense attorney. He owns and currently operates a solo practice in Nixa, Missouri.
From 2004 to 2010, Wesley joined the adjunct staff of Missouri State University in Springfield and developed and/or taught course work in the Hospitality/Restaurant Administration.
Wesley worked with the development and certification teams in the 31st Circuit for the DWI Court, Family Treatment Court, and the Veteran Treatment Court. He currently serves as the defense bar representative on the VTC in Greene County but also involves himself in the other treatment courts of Greene County as his time allows.

Kenneth A Vick
As the Executive Director of Benilde Hall, Ken has helped thousands of men make changes in their lives and start working on recovery. He is one of the creators of the new Missouri Credentialing Board & IC&RC Harm Reduction credential. Ken is the current President of the Missouri Credentialing Board and a board member, Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers.
Ken received his undergrad in Psychology from Thomas Edison State University. He then went on to complete his graduate degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration on ethics from Claremont Lincoln University.
While at Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Ken helped open the Recovery KC program as the program manager. Prior to that, Ken was the Director of Treatment Services for the Dismas House of Kansas City.
To say Ken knows of what he speaks is an understatement. He’s lived it, with over 21 years in recovery from substance use disorder and PTSD. He’s recovering from it. He’s leading those in the thick of it out of it. He’s guiding communities and organizations in their efforts to overcome individual and systemic root causes of substance use disorder and homelessness.
Whether as a speaker, trainer or mentor, Ken leaves audiences motivated, inspired and ready to carry on the ripple effect that helps those in crisis become role models in their communities.

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Preconference Training

Preconference: AMSR-SUD Training 
Event Dates: March 28, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Lunch on Your Own)

Cost: $50

AMSR Training workshops provide a full day of training. This workshop is taught live in person or online by an authorized AMSR trainer. During the full-day session, there is 6.5 hours of content that includes discussion, role-playing, and video segments.
AMSR Training is designed to enhance your skills in the recognition, assessment, and management of suicide risk. You’ll learn about the delivery of effective suicide-specific interventions and how to develop collaborative treatment and safety plans with those at risk for suicide.
You can ask questions, practice using the risk formulation, and receive feedback to improve your skills. You’ll engage with the AMSR trainer as well as other participants for practice and skill development. We’ll provide you with an AMSR manual, so you can take with you the information, background, and tips that are covered in the session.
AMSR-trained professionals report increased willingness, confidence, and clarity in working with clients and patients at risk of suicide.

Conference Highlights

  • POST Hours for Law Enforcement;
  • Suicide Prevention;
  • Peer Support Track;
  • Marijuana Education
  • Local and national exhibitors;
  • Domestic Violence;
  • Prize Drawings;
  • And Much More!

Highlighted Conference Speakers

  • Mackenzie Phillips
  • Tiffany Jenkins- “Juggling the Jenkins” 
  • Wesley Geer-Legendary Band KORN and Founder Rock to Recovery
  • Dr. Fred Rottnek
  • Helen Harberts 
  • Dr. Kenneth Robinson
  • Mark Stodola-American Probation and Parole Association
  • Justice for Vets Speakers
  • National Drug Court Presenters
  • Dr. Brian Meyer
  • Paul Cary
  • Mark McDonald
  • Ken Vick
  • Scott Breedlove

Opening Keynote Speaker: Mackenzie Phillips

Mackenzie Phillips – American Actress and author of the courageous New York Times bestselling memoir High on Arrival, and her equally successful book, Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction, is also currently enjoying her role as ‘Barb’ in Season 6 / Netflix, Orange Is The New Black and another Netflix show reuniting with series creator Norman Lear for the revival of One Day At A Time.
Phillips rose to fame with breakout parts in 1973’s American Graffiti and ’70s sitcom One Day at a Time and is now making a different impact as a director at the Breathe Life Healing Center in Los Angeles where she specializes in trauma, drug, and alcohol treatment and recovery.
The daughter of The Mamas and the Papas lead singer John Phillips, Mackenzie a survivor of substance abuse and a visible and outspoken advocate for addiction awareness and education who brings her knowledge and voice on the subject of recovery and shares her experiences for those who are trying to overcome addiction.
Mackenzie Phillips grew up in a dysfunctional environment and subsequently battled a near-fatal drug addiction. She presents the wisdom she gained from her own personal journey through addictions and her understanding of practical treatment from her work as a rehabilitation counselor. Using her own life experiences as examples of proven recovery methods, she shares the tools and holistic approaches that are available to help those on their way to recovery.


Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Fred Rottnek

Overdose, Trauma, Drugs, and Behavior: What are We Learning in the Age of Fentanyl?
Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM is a Professor and the Director of Community Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship. He teaches in the School of Medicine, the Physician Assistant Program, the Center for Interprofessional Education and Research, and the School of Law. Board-Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, he is the Medical Director for the Assisted Recovery Centers of American (ARCA) and the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Facility. He serves on the boards of the Saint Louis Regional Health Commission, the ARCHway Institute, and Alive and Well Communities.

Keynote Speaker: Tiffany Jenkins

Tiffany Jenkins is in recovery, a comedian, and social media star behind Juggling the Jenkins. Jenkins creates hysterically honest content about motherhood, her experience with opioid addiction, recovery, marriage, and life. She has completed a 40 city-wide speaking
tour where she speaks about addiction, recovery, and her struggles with depression and anxiety. She has spoken in jails, at high schools, recovery events, and more, and her YouTube channel and Facebook page have almost four million followers combined.
Jenkins uses her platform to help and inspire others who are struggling with motherhood, mental health, addiction, and those who just need a good laugh.
In her memoir, High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life, Tiffany Jenkins provides an up-close portrait of the mind of an individual and the devastating effects of narcotics. The book takes readers inside the distress of addiction by detailing her
life as an active opioid user, her time spent in jail, and her eventual recovery and subsequent journey into motherhood. By combining captivating honesty with her signature humor, Jenkins puts a human face on the opioid crisis.
In addition to running her blog and speaking about her experience with addiction, Tiffany Jenkins co-hosts Take It or Leave It, a parenting podcast that tackles marriage, motherhood, and everything in between. She is a writer, with articles featured on, The Mighty, and Thought Catalog, and her blog and Facebook page have been covered on several news outlets and television programs. Jenkins has appeared on The TODAY Show, The Doctors, and other talk shows.

Keynote Speaker: Wesley Geer Founder, Rock To Recovery and Member of the band Korn

Wesley Geer has been a professional musician for over 20 years. He first found success as the founding member of Jive Records artist Hed P.E. as guitarist, songwriter and producer. After touring the world for eight years, Wes left the band for a lifestyle change and ultimately landed in rehab. Then in 2010, at almost three years sober, he was approached to play with the legendary band Korn. He joined Korn and worked with them as their touring guitarist for the next several years, traveling to 42 countries, headlining shows, playing to crowds of 80,000 people, and appearing on a number of recordings and cable and TV shows. His music has been featured in many feature films, video games, radio, and television shows.
Wes also has long had a passion for teaching music. Previously a music teacher at The Fusion Academy’s Huntington Beach campus, Wes taught Recording Arts, Drums, and Guitar.
“I’ve always had a desire to teach and help people through music. It was while teaching at Fusion Academy, that I really realized the level of engagement the students would have when we were ‘writing a song’ together, and then record it! It gave such a greater sense of purpose to our music. and a greater connection between us.
But it was when I was in treatment that I realized how much music could help [me] get through those tough emotions that run so rampant, especially in the early days. Being totally sober and dealing with the bottom I had hit -strumming the guitar was the only thing that would bring me peace. Everyone would wait in line for their turn to play, even people who had never played guitar.“
These ingredients really helped me realize this combination had the potential to be a powerful tool within the recovery community. When I looked around, music seemed to be missing from the treatment curriculum. It became my dream to create a music program that could help all those in need. . . . And so began Rock to Recovery.”


Hotel Reservations

Additional Hotels in the Branson Area:
Hampton Inn Branson – Branson Hills
Event Dates: March 27, 2023 – March 31, 2023
Hotel Address: 200 South Payne Stewart Drive, Branson, Missouri 65616
Phone Number: 417-243-7800
There are limited rooms available at the Hampton Inn @ Branson Hills for $155 per night and you can book via the website or call 417-243-7800 and press 0 to speak to the operator. 

Hampton Inn Branson on the Strip
Event Dates: March 27, 2023 – March 31, 2023
Hotel Address: 3695 W. 76 Country Blvd , Branson, Missouri 65616
Phone Number: 417-337-5762

Thousand Hills Resort Hotel (Formerly the Radisson)
Event Dates: March 27, 2023 – March 31, 2023
Hotel Address: 245 Wildwood Dr S, Branson, MO 65616
Phone Number: 417-335-5767

To expedite your reservation, be sure to do the following:

Click on the button below to access the Hotel Reservation Link (By selecting the button you will be sent to a page where your group code will be pre-populated.)
  • Once on the reservation page please click the  “Book a Room” Link
  • To edit your stay for the conference click the “Edit Stay” hyperlink.
Please make reservations as soon as possible.  The special room rate will be available until Friday, February 24, 2023, or until room block is sold-out
***If you would like to spend additional days in Branson either before or after the meeting, the group rate could be offered and is BASED ON AVAILABILITY.  Select “Edit Stay” hyperlink to check availability.***

Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing

Event Dates: March 27, 2023 – March 31, 2023
Book By: February 24, 2023
Hotel Address: 3 Branson Landing, Branson, Missouri 65616
Phone Number: 866-568-0890

Hilton Branson Convention Center

Event Dates: March 27, 2023 – March 31, 2023
Book By: February 24, 2023
Address: 200 East Main Street, Branson, Missouri 65616
Phone Number: 866-442-0959
Reservation guidelines:  To secure a guest room reservation, a major credit card will be required. Reservations cancelled within 48 hours of arrival will incur a charge for the first night’s Room/Tax charge.
Check-In/Out Time:  Our check-in time is 4:00 PM; check-out time is 11:00 AM.  All guests arriving before 4:00 PM will be accommodated as rooms become available. Hotel bellmen can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable and for guests attending functions on departure day.
Early Departure Fee:  If a guest checks out prior to the guest’s reserved checkout date, the Hotel will add an early check-out fee to that guest’s individual account (currently, one night’s Room/Tax).   Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise the Hotel 48 hours prior to day of arrival. 
Parking Options/Fees:  Guests of the hotel can either park at our Self-Parking Garage for $15/Day for unlimited in & out privileges, or Valet Park for $25/Day for unlimited in & out privileges.  Guests will check into the Hotel prior to selecting their parking options.  Prevailing Rates Apply
Incidental Hold on Credit Card:  Guests that provide their own credit card for Incidentals, will have an authorized hold of $50/day on their credit card account.  If no Incidental charges are made during time of stay, anticipate 3 – 5 days post check-out before authorization hold is released.  Discourage use of debit cards, as release of funds may take longer.

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