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 JOIN US in replacing these outdated and ineffective approaches with restorative and community driven responses that nurture and develop the health and well-being of young people.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

  • Artwork by [email protected] This June, as Pride Month commemorates the 53rd anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, advocates again face a critical moment in the development of an equitable, safe, and more-inclusive society. As the national political landscape continues to inform local and statewide political attitudes,......

  • TeamChild continues to support Washington State Supreme Court’s rule changes that protect youth from a lifetime of exposure to their juvenile legal cases. These new rules passed in March and were scheduled to take effect in May.  Unfortunately, the Supreme Court voted to delay implementation......

  • Any parent with school-aged children will tell you that school closures, remote online learning, and return to school with changing mask mandates, strict sick policies, and school staff shortages have dramatically impacted public education. For Black and brown students, students who have disabilities, and low-income......

  • As TeamChild moves into our second year of supporting a policy team, we have given a lot of thought to how we make policy decisions.  We work to center our anti-racism principals in all of our decisions, especially policy decisions that are intended to improve......

  • The 2022 Washington State Legislative Session ended on March 10th.  The Legislature passed bills and funded initiatives that will provide help and support to Washington’s young people. But the Legislature also did not act to move efforts forward in areas that TeamChild clients and communities......

  • TeamChild Board and Staff are excited to announce that we have selected Marcos Martinez as our new Executive Director! Marcos was selected following an extensive national and local search, using a collaborative hiring process led by Diversity Recruiters. The process involved two thirds of our staff, board members, community partners, legal partners, and......

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Happy Friday – we’ll miss you, Leah![Image description: several TeamChild staff from the west side are pictured celebrating Leah, an outgoing member of our Grants and Partnerships team. There is a green trellis behind and a cute Doodle dog, Georgia, joining the party.] ... See MoreSee Less
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The Spokane TeamChild office hosted staff members from our King County office and Statewide team earlier this month to launch some exciting work that's part of the new Youth Education Law Collaborative. Pictured here are (starting front and center, and continuing clockwise) Community Engagement Manager Porsche, Spokane Attorneys Shea, Dan and Danielle, Youth Advisory Board Coordinator Quincy, Spokane County Legal Extern Anthony from Gonzaga University, Statewide Education Rights Attorney Marshaun, Community Engagement and Anti-Racism Director Reyna, and Spokane Legal Assistant Britta. TeamChild is partnering with 5 other legal aid organizations in the collaborative to expand our education advocacy in a way that integrates the leadership of impacted youth, community engagement, direct representation, and planning for systemic advocacy through policy change or legal representation. Watch for more updates on this exciting work! ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s an exciting time at TeamChild with a lot of growth. We welcomed new staff this month, and we are still hiring!Visit our website to see the full job descriptions for openings in King, Pierce and Yakima counties: teamchild.org/careers/[Image descriptions: 1) TeamChild staff are pictured on a video conference call. Text reads: We’re Hiring – Join Us! 2) Text reads: We’re Hiring – Grants & Partnerships Manager. 2 people are pictured at a fundraising event, smiling into the camera. More text briefly describes Seattle job opening 3) Dark blue text against an orange background reads: Join the Pierce County Team! Case Support and Outreach Specialist job is briefly described and there is a collage of photos from Pierce County community, including an image of a march across a Tacoma bridge, a mural, and young people gathered for the Climate Strike 4) Dark blue text against a light blue background reads: Join the Yakima County Team! Attorney job is briefly described and there is a photo of a young person’s profile with a tree in the background] ... See MoreSee Less
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