Expert Witness in Criminal and Civil Child Abuse Cases
We offer consulting services, trial preparation and research services in child abuse cases
Youth Sports Policy & Procedure Development
We develop custom policies and procedures around misconduct and child abuse prevention.
Professional Training for Child Abuse Investigators
We provide training services for professionals who are involved in child abuse investigations.
Forensic Interviewing with Child Abuse Victims
We conduct interviews with the victims of child abuse.
Welcome to Michelle Peterson Consulting. Michelle provides child forensic interviewing, training for professionals in child abuse investigations, development of policy and procedure in the prevention of child abuse, expert witness testimony and consulting in criminal and civil cases involving child abuse. Michelle is passionate about the advocacy of victims of child abuse, the prosecution of perpetrators, the on-going protection of children and overall justice in the world of child abuse.
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In the News
Source: CBS 4 Denver News Posted April 16, 2015 DENVER (CBS4)– State lawmakers are once again debating a bill to require background checks for volunteers with youth sports organizations. Read the full article.
Source: Q Radio Show-CBC Radio March 19, 2015 Hear Michelle discussing the prevalence of child abuse in youth competitive sports and how our culture’s increased pressure on young athletes makes them more vulnerable. Listen to the interview here. (Season 2015, Episode 300204988)
Source: 850 KOA Radio, Denver, CO March 2015 Hear Michelle Peterson talk to KOA Radio about the bill in the Colorado legislature would require youth sports organizations to run background checks on their coaches and volunteers. Read more and hear the interview.
Source: Longmont Times Call Local News January 10, 2015 By John Fryar Bill proposes background check for youth sports organizations’ employees, volunteers Michelle Peterson, a Hygiene child- abuse prevention consultant who worked in 2013 to gain passage of an abuse-reporting law to protect kids in club sports… Read the full article.
Michelle Peterson was interviewed for this article and speaks about how competitive youth-sports cultures in the United States, combined with lack of oversight and outright cover-ups, have created a dangerous environment for young athletes. unprotected By: Rachel Sturtz, Outside Magazine November, 2014
Michelle Peterson testifies as an expert witness in a Washington State Civil Lawsuit
I would unequivocally recommend Michelle Peterson as an expert witness in a child abuse case. My case involved a minor that was sexually abused by a coach in a youth sports organization. Ms. Peterson was very pleasant and cooperative to work with, she understood the liability issues at hand and delivered excellent testimony in her Read more about Thaddeus Martin, Thaddeus P. Martin & Associates[…]
The ability to have a qualified expert such as Michelle to review forensic interviews and educate the court about how to protect a child in a potentially dangerous situation has made all the difference to the children I work with. I would certainly recommend her expertise to any person who works professionally in protecting children.
“We contacted Michelle after our business was faced with a difficult situation involving a former employee. Michelle met with us on very short notice and put us at ease immediately. She got to work right away, meeting with our staff, learning about our business and our procedures and reviewing our policies. After several discussions, she Read more about Mark and Ana Bogoger, Owners Flatirions Gymnastics Center and Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics[…]
USA Hockey is introducing its Abuse Prevention Program SafeSport this year and Colorado Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) is taking huge steps to make sure all Colorado hockey clubs are on board. Read more about Michelle’s efforts with the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association and Colorado Avalanche Cares.