The twin pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism have unveiled many cracks and harms of the systems that are supposed to serve youth.  TeamChild’s clients have faced increased barriers to education, employment and housing because of this pandemic. COVID-19 has disrupted students’ learning drastically and...

Artwork by [email protected] Taylor is a young adult who is artistic, a hard worker, a loyal friend, and who has a wonderful, biting sense of humor.  She sees clearly how systems should work and doesn’t accept less, advocating and inspiring service providers to do more for...

We know from our work with young people across the state, juvenile court involvement does not produce good educational outcomes. The 2017 Washington State Center for Court Research report Students Before and After Juvenile Court Dispositions makes clear that juvenile justice involvement does not improve...

In 2009, I began my career at Cocoon House, helping youth who were incarcerated find services in the community.  What brought me to this work is my personal experience as an “at-risk” youth.  I had different touch points with the court system and experienced brief...

This piece and other artwork made by youth are displayed in our Pierce County office. Many of us at TeamChild miss working from, and inviting the community into, our offices! Last spring TeamChild youth supporter, F.C., created this artwork for our Pierce County office, incorporating...

On June 11th, the Spokane Public Schools Board unanimously passed a racial equity resolution. The resolution was written by Black leaders within the District and commits to coming to an agreement to stop any district employee from arresting students. Dan, from our Spokane office, who spoke...

© Amanda Voisard/for The Washington Post - Aly Conyers, 17, joins the sixth day of protests in Washington after the death of George Floyd. TeamChild staff stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County. As lawyers for youth and young adults, we see that each of...

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