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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.

TOGETHER WE ARE ADVANCING JUSTICE

Our latest Community Impact Report is now available! TeamChild attorneys and staff continue to strive to advance justice with our clients and community. Because we know that young people are the experts on their own lived experience, we engage young people and their expertise every step of the way to create lasting change.

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

EDUCATION IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19

Get Help from Youth Education Law Collaborative

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 LATEST

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Reflections on My 1st Year at TeamChild

As we head into 2023 — a year of strategic planning for TeamChild — each one of us on our staff and Board is deeply reflecting on how we can meet the challenges of today while doing the work to prevent harm from happening in the first place.

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Youth Voice – Are We Listening?

Young people should be able to co-design solutions to problems impacting them, and be actively involved at the table for how we implement those changes.

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Holistic Youth Defense

TeamChild attorneys Marshaun Barber, Kimberly Williams and Sara Zier presented tips and resources earlier this month for Washington defenders working with youth.

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Accountability and Inclusion

TeamChild attorneys tackle 2 major issues for clients: accountability and inclusion. A true failure of accountability and inclusion at a statewide level is highlighted in last month’s reporting from The Seattle Times and ProPublica about the Northwest School of Innovative Learning (NW SOIL).

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