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  • What We Do

    TeamChild upholds the rights of youth involved, or at risk of being involved, in the juvenile justice system to help them secure the education, healthcare, housing and other supports they need to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.

    A group of young people are gathered on a lawn with fall leaves around them. There is a flag pole and some trees in the background. TeamChild staff members Porsche, Sonia and Quincy are among those pictured.

What We Do

We are tenacious problem solvers with legal expertise in all aspects of the law impacting youth. Our primary areas of practice focus on youth rights to education, healthcare, housing and the intersections between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. We find out what matters to youth who ask for our help, and our lawyers champion their solutions to overcome the obstacles to their success. We stand with youth.

Our legal expertise and training give us a unique vantage point. We see how injustice and inequity are hard-wired into public systems of care. We are driven to shine light where policies and practices allow for disparities and poor outcomes to persist. We are earnest in calling in key stakeholders to dismantle systems that don’t work. We are dedicated to holding space for impacted youth and community to develop and drive the solutions and strategies that replace outdated and ineffective approaches that dehumanize, isolate and damage youth.

Our Programs

We use three program strategies that work together to achieve impact for youth:

Legal Services

When youth are in crisis and not receiving the support they need to survive.


When proven solutions and approaches are not being used in the field

Policy Advocacy

When current practices repeatedly and systematically hold young people back

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