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...

TeamChild supports closing all youth carceral institutions and ending detention and incarceration of youth.  We believe that youth should remain in their communities to receive support they need and participate in restorative accountability processes defined by their communities.  We support the closure of Naselle Youth Camp...

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...

"Without community there is no liberation."- Audre Lorde A Message from Marcos Martinez Two months into my role as Executive Director here, I continue to be humbled by the depth of experience, creativity and dedication represented in the teams who make up our staff at TeamChild. The young...

The Uniform Guardianship Act passed in 2019. It addresses many supports for people who need guardians, including children. The new section that addressed the needs of children went into effect on January 1, 2021. For TeamChild attorneys, this new law has a positive impact on the options we...

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...

TeamChild staff join with others in our community in honoring the life of Justice Sun, who died in December. Justice was a friend of TeamChild and a fierce advocate, locally in Spokane and around the state, for improved accessibility for individuals with mental health needs,...

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