Expert Witness in Criminal & 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.
Keynote Speaker & Industry Expert
Michelle is available to provide interviews, keynote speaking and/or expertise to media in regards to current child abuse cases.
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, consulting in criminal and civil cases involving child abuse and Safe Sport consulting. 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.
Do you or your organization need help with your policy and procedures for abuse prevention?
In the News
Michelle Peterson was interviewed and quoted in this Colorado Springs Gazette article on the sex abuse scandals and the United States Olympic Committee. Read the full article. “Sex abuse scandals rock USOC, the nation’s most hallowed sports brand” By: Stephanie Earls for the Colorado Springs Gazette – March 3, 2018
Michelle Peterson was interviewed by the BBC in regards to the trail against Larry Nassar. Over 160 accusers have come forward and some of the women were athletes within the USA Gymnastics Organization at the times of the abuse. (January 22, 2018)
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. Michelle’s efforts were and integral part of the roll-out of the SafeSport Program. Learn more about Colorado Amateur Hockey Association’s SafeSport Program.
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
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.
On March 22, 2013, Colorado Bill SB 13-012, sponsored by Michelle Peterson, Senator Rollie Heath and Representative Jonathan Singer became law. On March 22, 2013, SB 13-012 which was sponsored and developed by Michelle Peterson, Senator Rollie Heath and Representative Jonathan Singer became law. Governor Hickenlooper signed the law which requires Coaches of Private Youth Sports Organizations to Read more about Michelle Peterson Plays Major Role in New Colorado Law[…]
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.
Michelle M. Peterson worked with Senator Rollie Heath on the Colorado Senate Bill 13-012 Mandated Reporter List. Michelle was instrumental in adding private club coaches to the mandated reporting list on child abuse for the state of Colorado. The hearing was the week of January 27th, 2013. Michelle testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Read more about Participation in the Colorado Senate Bill 13-012 Mandated Reporter List[…]
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.