Males are born into a society that begins treating them differently than females from birth: more harshly overall, and with a distinct set of operative rules that severely curtail permissible emotional expression. This is especially true for men involved in the criminal justice system. Most traditional treatment models have aimed at of “breaking men down”, and thus, have failed and often retraumatized men in the criminal justice system. The impact of male socialization and trauma must be considered when working with men in the criminal justice system who seek or need behavioral health treatment. This unique and interactive presentation will guide practitioners in working with men in the criminal justice system to deliver a trauma-informed approach that acknowledges the struggles and strengths of men in the criminal justice system.