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!

This week TeamChild current and alumni staff and family gathered (safely, outdoors) to celebrate our longtime Executive Director and one of the “founding mothers” of our organization, Annie Lee. If you missed the announcement about Annie’s next chapter, you can check out the blog post here. Annie’s leadership over the past 20+ years has created space for innovative and flexible solutions and also anchored TeamChild’s advocacy alongside youth and community partners in a long-term commitment to real systems change.

To honor her legacy and service we are launching the Advancing Justice Fund. 

Blue and white logo for Advancing Justice Fund - Honoring Annie Lee's Legacy, featuring a small orange star and the letters AJF inside a triangle

Please join us in honoring Annie’s legacy by making a gift to support the fund, our continued growth and impact.

The Advancing Justice Fund was created to support and reflect the values Annie has promoted at TeamChild for more than 20 years:

  • Innovation –  Annie built relationships and worked across systems with the call for a public health approach to addressing violence and safety for young people. She built a practice around strengthening advocacy for youth and families across all aspects of their lives promoting the goal of long term stability and outcomes.
  • Impact –  Over the 25 years that TeamChild has been working in the juvenile legal system in partnership with youth and community, there is a generational impact for young people. Together, we’ve: drastically reduced the use of incarceration, expanded pathways for diversion, and ensured young people have meaningful access to educational services.
  • Capacity and Sustainability –  Despite progress, racial disparities persist and point to the urgent need to transform systems to deliver equitable outcomes. We must make foundational investments in the work to truly bring our antiracism values into practice.

We are excited to introduce the Advancing Justice Fund to honor Annie’s long legacy of innovation and impact as she transitions to her next chapter. Partner with us to build our capacity and sustainability as we take the next bold steps toward racial and youth justice.

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