MISSION

TeamChild upholds the rights of youth involved, or at risk of being involved, in the juvenile justice system to help them secure the education, healthcare, housing and other supports they need to achieve positive outcomes in their lives. See our Vision and Values.

Pursuing justice and equity for young people

TeamChild is taking a stand to break the cycles of exclusionary school discipline, arrest and incarceration that hold youth back. JOIN US in replacing these outdated and ineffective approaches with restorative and community driven responses that nurture and develop the health and well-being of young people.

TEAMCHILD IMPACT

TeamChild breaks the cycle of arrest and detention for Washington state’s most vulnerable youth,
providing young people with the support they need.

courts

TeamChild services cut future juvenile court involvement in half

taxpayers

Taxpayers save a dollar for every dollar invested in TeamChild

schools

75% of youth are back in school after TeamChild services

TEAMCHILD RESOURCES

EDUCATION IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

Know Your Rights

SEAL YOUR JUVENILE RECORD

Create opportunities for a successful future

ADVOCACY TOOLKITS AND RESOURCES

Stand with youth and advocate for their rights

LEGAL SERVICES FOR YOUTH IN CRISIS

Help youth gain access to community support

OUR PARTNERS

OUR LATEST

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  • Minding my own business. I’d been a legal aid lawyer for about 5 years when I got the call from the legendary, Pat Arthur. Pat was the Director of the Institutions Project of Evergreen Legal Services – legendary because she went head to head with......

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#TuesdayTip - May 25th at 5:30PM - In Part 3 of our virtual Racial Equity Education Series learn why the school-to-prison pipeline exists and some strategies that community partners like South King County Discipline Coalition and Every Student Counts Alliance are using to dismantle it. You will also hear about how the pandemic has exacerbated challenges for the most marginalized students and furthered inequity. All are invited! There is no cost to attend. Register HERE: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K85pwJc3R5iDAd22GzCg_A[Image Descriptions: 5 people stand with linked arms. To the right of them are protest signs, one of which reads: Our Children Are NOT Criminals. Below these 2 photos are some light and dark blue people icons with chat bubbles overhead.] ... See MoreSee Less
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CALL US TeamChild staff are working remotely and can be reached by e-mail and phone. NEW Racial Equity Education Series - JOIN US.