Rachael Garrett, LMSW

Director of Community Programs, Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center


Rachael J. Garrett, MSW, is the Director of Community Programs at the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, a children’s advocacy center in Charleston, SC.

Prior to earning her Master of Social Work from The Catholic University of America, she lived and worked with children exposed to violence in Honduras, Central America.  She joined the staff at Dee Norton in 2008 as a forensic interviewer for alleged child maltreatment and also provided mental health treatment to child victims and their families.

As the Director of Community Programs, Rachael oversees the coordination of Dee Norton’s multidisciplinary response to children and families through partnering with community agencies to ensure a collaborated and trauma-informed community response to child abuse.  She trains professionals in the impact of abuse and trauma on children and families, and in the evidence-based services and best practices for child victims and their families.

Rachael has served on the board of the South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers and is a member of the faculty of Project BEST, a community-based training and implementation model for evidence-supported interventions disseminated across South Carolina through children’s advocacy centers and their multidisciplinary teams.