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July 8 - Save the Date - Juvenile Law CLE

Join Marsha Levick, from the Juvenile Law Center, for a presentation on Youth as a Mitigating Factor: The Reasonable Juvenile Standard. Monday August 8th, 10am-2pm at the University of Washington School of Law Gates Hall.


May 6 - Breakfast Fundraiser Coming Up!

Hope you will join us for our Pierce County Breakfast Fundraiser on May 12th from 7-9am (at C.I. Shenanigans)! A big thank you to our platinum, gold and silver level sponsors:

March 29 - TeamChild is Hiring!

Know an excellent candidate who wants to join our Seattle team as a Business & Operations Manager? Send them our way!

February 19 - Spokane Poetry Event Coming Up!

TeamChild's Spokane Poetry Reading and Fundraiser is around the corner. Join us at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 10th, at St. John's Cathedral for readings by Tod Marshall, Laura Read, Thom Caraway, and more.  For more information or to RSVP, please email


December 4 - Pierce County Record Sealing Clinics Offered in 2016!

We are excited to partner with Tacoma-Pierce County Volunteer Legal Services to offer juvenile record sealing clinics in 2016. Check out this flyer to find out about the schedule and location - and please help us spread the word!

August 25 - Record Sealing Clinic Cancelled

Our Kent record sealing clinic scheduled for Saturday August 29th has been cancelled! The next one is scheduled for September 26th. Find other record sealing clinic dates for both Seattle and Kent here.

August 14 - Living Dreams

Christina Rothe is a Spokane-based fiber artist who created and donated Living Dreams to TeamChild's 2015 Spokane Second Chances fundraiser. She is making limited edition prints available as an ongoing contribution to TeamChild. For more information, please contact us at

May 11 - We’re Hiring!

TeamChild seeks outstanding candidates to fill our Investments and Partnerships Officer position. Find out more here.

April 13 - GiveBig in 2015

Plan on supporting TeamChild as part of our community’s biggest day of giving of the year!

January 7 - Need our Referral Form?

Find out more about our legal services for youth, including who we serve and where. If you have an appropriate referral for a young person, feel free to call our offices or print out this referral form and send it to the appropriate office.


September 10 - Upcoming Event

Join TeamChild for our Second Chances Reception on Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 at 5:30 pm at FareStart. RSVP to  A huge thank you to our sponsors for making the event possible!

June 24 - We’re Hiring!

We are thrilled to permanently add a second staff attorney to our Spokane office.  Find the job description and application instructions here and help us spread the word!

April 22 - GiveBig is Back!

We are participating in the Seattle Foundation’s fourth annual GiveBIG on May 6! Plan on supporting TeamChild as part of our community’s biggest day of giving of the year!

March 13 - Yakima Staff Attorney Opening

TeamChild is hiring!  Find out about our Staff Attorney opening in sunny Yakima and help us spread the word. 

February 12 - 2012-2013 Annual Report

Check out our latest annual report to learn about activities and positive outcomes you helped support.


December 9 - New School Discipline Resources

During the 2013 legislative session, TeamChild worked closely with community partners and advocates in a statewide coalition committed to transforming school discipline policies. As a result, we helped pass legislation that will keep students who have been disciplined engaged in school. Read highlights about the new law or print our Tip Sheets for hands on tools and ideas to put this new law into practice at your school today.

October 24 - Join us on November 20th!

Help us celebrate the power of second chances by joining us for a reception and fundraiser on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. 


September 16 - Leadership Summit for Juvenile Defenders 9/20

TeamChild, in cooperation with the Western Juvenile Defender Center and the Washington Defender Association (WDA) will host a Leadership Summit for juvenile defenders on September 20th, 2013.


August 1 - TeamChild is Hiring!

We have an opening for a full-charge bookkeeper (10 hours/week) - click here for more information about the job opening.

July 10 - HB 5946 Signed Into Law!

HB 5946 was signed into law on June 30th - with discipline provisions to end indefinite removals from school, and to improve and make public school discipline data collection. A huge thank you to our partners in this effort at League of Education Voters and Washington Appleseed, and to everyone who helped make the case to transform school discipline to improve outcomes for kids!

May 8 - Biggest Day of Giving Coming Soon!

We are participating in the Seattle Foundation’s third annual GiveBIG on May 15! Plan on supporting TeamChild as part of our community’s biggest day of giving of the year!



May 1 - TeamChild 2013 Auction Coming Soon

Register here to participate in our online auction, which opens on Monday, May 6th.  You will have until Tuesday, May 14th to bid on unique experiences, gift certificates and fine foods knowing that proceeds support TeamChild's work! 

March 26 - New Know Your Rights Videos

New resources to help teenagers understand their rights when they are stopped by the police or charged with a crime.

March 5 - Know Your Rights Graphic Guide Released

Check out our new graphic guide to the juvenile justice system in Washington State.

January 7 - 2011-2012 Annual Report

Read our latest annual report to learn about activities and positive outcomes you have helped support.


December 19 - Many Thanks to our Supporters!

GIVE youth a place to turn to for help by making a donation to TeamChild's annual campaign

READ our latest annual report (hot off the press!) to learn about positive outcomes you helped support

SHARE your story of how TeamChild has made difference to you or in your community

December 11 - Reclaiming Students Report Released








Read our joint report from Washington Appleseed and TeamChild! Reclaiming Students: The educational and economic costs of exclusionary discipline in Washington State takes a statewide look at the use of suspensions and expulsions and their impact on students and communities in our state.


November 5 - Grant Award from YVCF

Thanks to the Yakima Valley Community Foundation for awarding TeamChild a grant of $25,000 to support legal services to Yakima County youth.  Check out what our Yakima office has been up to here.

October 30 - New Video Resource

Great news - our video on Public Mental Healthcare for Washington Youth is now available.  Check it out here or on our YouTube channel!  And thanks to Northwest Justice Project for all of their hard work on this.

September 20 - TeamChild Receives Additional Support from Pierce County Foundations

The work of our Pierce County office, including our Wellness Project, has garnered support from local foundations.  Click here for details on who has invested in our work and mission this year.  Our thanks go out to the philanthropic community in Pierce County!

September 7 - TeamChild Nominated for Chase Community Giving

Calling all Chase customers and Facebook users!  TeamChild was nominated for Chase Community Giving's grant program and voting runs from September 6th through the 19th. Head over to Chase Community Giving's Facebook page, search for TeamChild, and vote to help give us a shot at receiving part of the $5 million in grants! 

June 12 - Pierce County Newsletter

Our Pierce County office's newsletter is hot off the press!  Read about all of the great things they have been working on here.

May 4 - TeamChild Receives Grant from Local Foundation

TeamChild received a grant this week from the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation as part of its Vibrant Community initiative!  This grant will support our Pierce County office's Wellness Project to help youth with mental health needs understand and assert their rights to services so they can remain emotionally healthy and trouble-free in the community.

April 24 - Local Woman Supports TeamChild Through Ironman Journey

We would like to thank Kristine Ott Kloepfer for supporting TeamChild through her Ironman Journey.  Kristine, a former and longtime paralegal at SCRAP, has always been passionate about advocating for youth and families.  We will be thinking of her on race day (June 24th) and thank her for believing in us and our young clients!

April 13 - Program Assistant Job Opening

TeamChild just posted a job opening for a full-time Program Assistant position in our Seattle office.  For more information, click here.

April 13 - Spring 2012 Auction Tremendous Success

Thank you!  We would like to take a moment to express our tremendous gratitude to everyone who helped make our online auction a success.  Thanks for your generosity and support, we raised just over $16,000!

April 2 - Spring 2012 Online Auction Open!

Our online auction is officially open today!  You have until April 11th to bid on unique experiences, gift certificates and fine foods knowing that proceeds from our online auction will support TeamChild clients.  Check the auction catalog for fabulous items at!

February 23 - Remembering Katie Stelter-Belisle

Katie Stelter-Belisle 1961 - 2012.  Katie was a zealous advocate for children and their families and a champion for TeamChild as a longtime supporter and Board member.  Katie fought for the rights of children to have a fair chance at success and happiness in a system that fails to meet a child’s most basic needs.  We are incredibly humbled that her family has asked that remembrances and memorials be sent to TeamChild to honor her passion and work on behalf of children.  Click here to make a donation in honor of Katie.

February 17 - TeamChild Online Auction Coming Up in April

We're ramping up for another online auction, scheduled for April 2nd - April 11th!  Want to help make this year's auction another success? Donate an item.  Want to make sure you don't miss it? Sign up for email updates.

January 20 - TeamChild Authors Amicus Brief

TeamChild recently authored an Amicus Brief in support of the youth appellant in State v. Meneese before the Washington State Supreme Court.  To learn more about this case take a look at TeamChild’s Amicus Brief or attend the oral arguments on January 24th, 2012.


December 15 - Support TeamChild!

INVEST in the lives of youth by making a donation to TeamChild's annual campaign

READ our latest annual report (hot off the press!) to learn about positive outcomes you helped support

SHARE your story of how TeamChild has made difference to you or in your community


December 2 - Stop School Pushout Event

On Thursday December 8th, the League of Education Voters is hosting a forum called: "Stop School Pushout: Diplomas not Handcuffs" at 6:30pm at Evergreen State College in Tacoma.  Paul Alig, Tacoma TeamChild Staff Attorney will be participating in this event.  Register and get more information here.

October 10 - TeamChild Reflections on Education Inequities Published in Bar Bulletin

Learn about education inequities from our perspective and our clients' experiences!  Read three articles written by TeamChild attorneys in the September "Back to School" issue of the KCBA Bar Bulletin featured . 


August 9 - Labeled - Youth Speak Out About Barriers to Education


June 24 - Soros Justice Fellow to work with TeamChild

TeamChild is thrilled to announce that former law clerk and volunteer, Sara Zier, has received a prestigious Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Foundations to work with TeamChild.


June 16 - GiveBig through the Seattle Foundation

The Seattle Foundation is hosting its biggest day of giving in King County history. Donate to TeamChild through the Seattle Foundation online Giving Center and a share of your donation will be matched! Each and every online donation will be stretched further and increased, thanks to support for GiveBig from The Seattle Foundation and local businesses.

May 25 - Online Auction Opens for Bidding June 1

Help us celebrate the launch of our new website by participating in TeamChild’s online auction which runs from June 1st – June 12th, 2011. Make your bid to Support Our Youth!

Make your bid at!