As part of Cabrini College’s commitment to domestic violence education and to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Cabrini hosted an afternoon with Detective Deirdri Fishel on Thursday, October 10, 2013.
Fishel is a 15-year veteran of law enforcement. Since 2006, she has been the primary investigator and case manager of the State College, Pa., Police Department’s Victim-Centered Intensive Care Management (VCICM) Unit.
The VCICM Unit is tasked with investigating, coordinating, prosecuting, and responding to domestic violence and stalking crimes throughout the county.
Fishel is a court-recognized expert on domestic violence. She is certified to train law enforcement personnel on domestic violence issues and has trained judges, prosecutors, municipal and state police officers, medical doctors, nurses, advocates, and other system professionals across the nation.
She has been a featured speaker/trainer at conferences for the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Stalking Resource Center, and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
In the film, "Telling Amy's Story," Fishel recounts Amy’s tale, while those who knew Amy—her mother, her coworkers, a police sergeant, and others—talk about the warning signs they saw in Amy’s relationship.
For further information on "Telling Amy's Story," please visit telling.psu.edu.
The showing of "Telling Amy's Story" was followed by a question-and-answer discussion with Fishel.
For more information, contact Colleen Lelli, Ed.D., assistant professor of education at Cabrini (610-902-8466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)