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Who We Are
TeamChild works with youth, generally between the ages of 12-18, who come from low-income families and are involved in or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system. Some of the youth we serve are facing criminal charges. Some have already been convicted and are on diversion, probation, or parole. Other youth might interact with the court system because of dependency matters (foster care), or because of a Child In Need of Services (CHINS), At Risk Youth (ARY), or truancy petition. TeamChild staff attorneys provide free legal representation and advice to help youth assert their civil legal rights to community-based services that meet their basic needs. For example, we help children get back into school, secure safe and stable housing, obtain healthcare and mental health services, and access other public support.
Who We Serve
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Translation and interpreter services are provided as needed.
TeamChild prioritizes clients who are involved with or are at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. TeamChild also prioritizes working with clients who come from low income backgrounds.
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Type of Help
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|Description of Services
We believe that young people should take part in coming up with solutions to the problems they face. Our attorneys work directly with youth to identify their goals and create a plan that will achieve each of these goals. Attorneys are there to help youth understand their legal rights and make informed decisions every step of the way. TeamChild attorneys use a wide range of legal advocacy tools including but not limited to: - legal analysis, advice, and counsel - negotiation and other dispute resolution - representation in administrative or judicial proceedings - support in juvenile court through collaborations with public defenders - advocacy in community-based meetings.