- Phone: (615) 862-5742 | Email: JillOverton@jis.nashville.org
"All children deserve a voice."Meet the Defenders
Jill Overton attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she obtained her B.S. in psychology, minoring in criminal justice. During her time there, she interned with the Youth Court Program, which moved her in the direction of working with court-involved youth. She is also a proud alumna of the Delta Zeta Sorority. Upon graduation, she returned to Tennessee, where she worked for Mid-Cumberland Head Start as a Family Advocate. In 2001, she joined the Nashville Defenders under the grant-funded program Starting Point. This program provided drug and alcohol education and support to pre-trial adult males housed in Davidson County. Opportunities within the office allowed Jill to take on the role of Client Advocate for the Guardian ad Litem program. Her role within this program offers her an opportunity to promote what is in the best interest of children involved in the Davidson County Juvenile Court system. Later in her career, she returned to college to receive her master’s degree in public service management from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.