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Lunch & Learn Document the Abuse/Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit

May 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Join us as Norma Peterson, Document the Abuse Executive Director, walks us through the history of the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA), the benefits of creating an EAA when one is experiencing abuse, how to create one on, and safety planning and considerations with creating an EAA.

Norma Peterson, a sister-in-law of the missing Bolingbrook mother, Stacy Peterson, is the Executive Director of Document the Abuse which houses the work of the late domestic violence advocate Susan Murphy Milano, specifically the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA).

She worked directly with Chicago native Murphy Milano behind the scenes during the high-profile case of her brother-in-law, Drew Peterson. Since its conclusion, she can finally speak about her family’s experience and become a public spokesperson for the safety of abuse victims.

As Executive Director, Peterson works with other experts in intimate partner violence to train and certify providers to catapult the EAA into a global network of assistance for victims of violence. In addition, she currently works with local law enforcement agencies and legislators to establish the EAA in their protocol when working with victims of domestic violence.

As an Illinois State Outreach Coordinator for CUE Center for Missing Persons, Norma, and her husband, Paul Peterson, head a team of volunteers within the organization who assist with missing persons outreach and assistance. CUE Center is integral in implementing all aspects of Document the Abuse and the EAA.

Norma has appeared on Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen on the OWN Network, featured on a Snapped episode aired on the Oxygen channel, and on several media outlets updating Stacy Peterson’s missing persons case and highlighting her work with Document the Abuse.

Continuing Education Units available for Certified Domestic Violence Professionals (CDVP) and Certified Partner Abuse Intervention Professionals (CPAIP)

CEUs provided by Guardian Angel Community Services

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Questions? Contact Amirrah Abou-Youssef, Local Council Coordinator, at




for more info contact:

12th Judicial Family Violence Coordinating Council 8155451996

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