Michael H. Fogel, PsyD, ABPP, is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He has served as President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology and Co-Chair of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Committee on Legal Issues, and was a member of APA’s Committee on Professional Practice Standards. In addition, Dr. Fogel served on the Illinois General Assembly’s Sex Offenses and Sex Offender Registration Task Force, and was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Forensic Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Why We’re Here
In my 20 years of teaching, practice, and study in the field of forensic psychology, one important lesson I’ve learned about cases of sexual misconduct is: criminal and abusive behavior doesn’t “just happen.”
In our workplaces, churches, schools, and exam rooms, warning signs are often undetected or unreported. Minor incidents are mishandled. A culture of victim-blaming discourages people from coming forward. Bias prevents us from taking reports seriously, and the results can be devastating as things escalate.
In today’s corporate world, we don’t want to think about signs that our coworkers and peers are pushing the limits. We’d like to think that offenders just snap one day. We see the headlines about abuse and hope it won’t happen here, because what else are we supposed to do?
Ignoring this risk has never worked, and it’s time for a better way.
I founded Redirect to help companies prevent and respond to incidents of sexual misconduct. No more willful blindness to bad behavior. To prevent incidents of abuse and misconduct, and to show respect and care for all victims and survivors, we must commit to addressing every case and every allegation in an appropriate way.
Our team has the knowledge, skills and training to assess risk and get to the bottom of what’s really happening. If you’re serious about addressing the risk in your organization, Redirect can help.
If your organization is serious about addressing and preventing sexual misconduct, Redirect can help.