TeamChild has been busy this summer preparing our goals and priorities for the next legislative session.  We continue to align our policy priorities with our broad impact goals, including: Decriminalization, decarceration, and abolition; Expanding and investing in community-led and community-based alternatives and resources; Increasing equitable...

TeamChild’s work is to uphold the rights of young people, secure the support they need, and transform punitive systems into more effective methods of addressing root causes and providing meaningful and appropriate support, opportunities, and healing to youth across Washington State. Our direct legal services...

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, and...

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...

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