The State Capitol buiding in Olympia is pictured against a blue sky with clouds - there are trees and a walkway with flowers in the foreground.

Reflections on Legislative Session

Many decisions are made each session about young people. We hope TeamChild’s work in the policy realm will align with our mission & values, to center youth in this process.

Blue text outlined with white quotation marks reads: Without community, there is no liberation. Audre Lord's name appears below.

Partnering with TeamChild Community

The young people we provide legal representation for are among the most vulnerable in our state. And they still have the potential to thrive and to develop their leadership when we create the space for that to happen.

Color illustration of a young person staring out beyond a picture of some trees at a park. There are 2 adults in the picture as well. From Clallam County Bar.

Positive Change in Minor Guardianship

For TeamChild attorneys, this new law has a positive impact on the options we can provide to clients when they seek legal assistance to stabilize their living situation.

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Introducing Marcos Martinez

TeamChild Board and Staff are excited to announce that we have selected Marcos Martinez as our new Executive Director!

Outdoor group photo of Every Student Counts Alliance members, including Justice, smiling and wearing a lime green hat, on the far right.

Remembering Justice Sun (2000-2021)

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.

Acting Director of Legal Services - Sara - smiles into the camera

Message from Director of Legal Services

TeamChild’s legal assistants and attorneys are busy representing hundreds of youth across the state as we charge into 2022 with big challenges. We continue to center youth and stand with them to find legal pathways to help them meet their goals in the community.

Exterior of the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center featuring brick and glass entryway and blue sign next to a tree - photo by Donald W. Meyers - Yakima Herald-Republic

State Policy and TeamChild’s Direct Advocacy

TeamChild supported the end to Parent Pay because we know from our clients and their families, that one important way to support a young person returning home from a time of incarceration is to make sure their family is as strong as they can be economically.

Capitol Building Above Capitol Lake in Olympia WA - photo by John Callery via Canva. Text reads Looking Ahead to 2022 Legislative Session

Looking Ahead to 2022 Legislative Session

As a nonprofit civil legal aid organization serving youth across Washington State, TeamChild continues 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.

Simmie, Annie, Atticus and George are dressed warmly on a grey day. They smile into the camera and Atticus holds a warm drink.

Gratitude

I’m thankful for all of our staff, board, supporters, and donors who give life to TeamChild’s mission and are passionately leading our work into a new chapter. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

A group of TeamChild current and alumni staff and family members are gathered by the seashore on a grey day. Many wear hats and several wear face masks.

Please join us in Advancing Justice!

The Advancing Justice Fund was created to support and reflect the values Annie has promoted at TeamChild for more than 20 years: Innovation, Impact, Capacity and Sustainability.

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