EXPERT WITNESS FOR CRIMINAL & CIVIL CHILD ABUSE CASES
We offer consulting services, research, and trial preparation for child abuse cases.
YOUTH SPORTS POLICY & PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT
We develop custom policies and procedures to prevent misconduct and child abuse.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER & INDUSTRY EXPERT
Michelle is available for interviews, keynote speeches, and expertise to media regarding child abuse cases.
Welcome to Michelle Peterson Consulting. Michelle provides child forensic interviews, professional training for child abuse investigations, child abuse prevention policy and procedure development, expert witness testimony, consulting for criminal and civil child abuse cases, and SafeSport consulting. Michelle is a passionate advocate for victims of child abuse, the prosecution of perpetrators, ongoing protection of children, and overall justice in the world of child abuse.
More than 6,000 cases
More than 4,000 conducted
More than 400 cases
Do you or your organization need help developing policies and procedures for abuse prevention?
In the News
Michelle Peterson was featured in HBO’s ‘Allen v. Farrow’ (Read the full article) ‘Allen v. Farrow’: 5 takeaways from the third episode, which dives into the high-profile custody battle By Sonia Rao for the Washington Post – March 8, 2021
Michelle Peterson was interviewed and quoted in this Colorado Springs Gazette article on the United States Olympic Committee’s sex abuse scandals (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 BBC World News regarding the trial of Larry Nassar. More than 160 accusers have come forward, and some of the women were athletes within the USA Gymnastics Organization at the time of the abuse. Aired January 22, 2018
USA Hockey introduced its SafeSport abuse prevention program in 2017, and the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) took huge steps to make sure all Colorado hockey clubs were on board. Michelle’s efforts were an integral part of the SafeSport program’s rollout. Learn more about CAHA’s SafeSport program.
Michelle was interviewed and spoke about the ways in which competitive youth sports cultures, combined with both a lack of oversight and outright coverups, have created a dangerous environment for young athletes in the United States. “unprotected” By: Rachel Sturtz for Outside Magazine – November 2014
Michelle was quoted in this CBS Denver article about the debate over a bill to require background checks for volunteers with youth sports organizations (Read the full article). “Bill to Require Background Checks on Youth Sports Proposed Once Again at State Capitol” CBS Denver – April 16, 2015
On March 22, 2013, Colorado Bill SB 13-012, sponsored by Michelle Peterson, Senator Rollie Heath, and Representative Jonathan Singer, became law. SB 13-012, which was sponsored and developed by Michelle Peterson and Senator Rollie Heath, was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper. The law requires coaches of private youth sports organizations to be mandated reporters Read more about Michelle Peterson Played Major Role in New Colorado Law[…]
Michelle Peterson Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding Colorado Senate Bill 13-012: Mandated Reporter List
Michelle worked with Senator Rollie Heath on Colorado Senate Bill 13-012: Mandated Reporter List, and she was instrumental in getting private club coaches added to the mandatory reporting list for child abuse in the state of Colorado. The hearing took place during the week of January 27th, 2013. Michelle testified in front of the Senate Read more about Michelle Peterson Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding Colorado Senate Bill 13-012: Mandated Reporter List[…]
Michelle Peterson Proposes Bill Requiring Background Checks for Youth Sports Organizations’ Employees, Volunteers
At Michelle’s recommendation, Senator Rollie Heath and Representative Jonathan Singer are sponsoring a bill that would require criminal background checks for employees and volunteers of youth sports organizations in the state of Colorado (Read the full article). “Bill proposes background check for youth sports organizations’ employees, volunteers” By: John Fryar for the Longmont Times-Call – Read more about Michelle Peterson Proposes Bill Requiring Background Checks for Youth Sports Organizations’ Employees, Volunteers[…]
As both a forensic interviewer and the mother of a young athlete, Michelle worked with Colorado officials to obtain passage of a mandatory reporting law (Read the complete article). “Hygiene mom and forensic interviewer was force behind new mandatory reporting law” By: Pierrette J. Shields for the Longmont Times-Call – April 6, 2013