Jill Howlett

Forensic Social Worker

Jill has more than 20 years of experience the area of child maltreatment. Jill was employed by the Davidson County District Attorney General’s Office in Victim Witness Services as a Victim Advocate. While in that role, Jill helped victims of violent crime navigate the criminal justice system, while advocating for those victims’ rights in court. Jill was a part of the Child Abuse Unit, which handled child sexual and physical abuse cases. Jill was involved in preparing child witnesses for approximately 40 jury trials. While at the prosecutor’s office, Jill was part of the Child Protective Investigative Team which reviewed all reported cases of abuse or neglect for substantiation. Jill has worked for the Our Kids Center as a forensic social worker since 2011 where she collects medical histories from children and participates in Forensic Medical Evaluations of children with concerns of sexual abuse. Jill has evaluated approximately 2,400 children at the Our Kids Center. Jill speaks regularly about Child Sexual Abuse.

Jill earned her Bachelors of Social Work at Belmont University in 1999, and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Tennessee in 2000.  Jill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.

Started with Our Kids


Areas of expertise

  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Training Investigators and Medical Professionals about Child Sexual Abuse


  • Social work
  • Professional training
  • Psychosocial Assessments
  • Crisis counseling

Education and certifications

  • Masters of Social Work
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker