- We rolled out our new website – www.teamchild.org and continue to build and strengthen our revenue development and finance and operating infrastructure.
- We expanded our staff capacity to address youth homelessness, youth incarceration and our anti-racism and community engagement work
- We acted as the catalyst for transformational policy changes that included King County’s decision to ban solitary confinement of youth incarcerated in King County facilities and Dow Constantine’s announcement to shift the oversight of juvenile detention from the Department of Adult Corrections to Public Health.
The Satterberg Foundation’s core support grant gives us the ability to build our team of passionate legal experts and advisors for youth. Building Capacity for Antiracism Work
The Foundation’s Core Support Grant is enabling us to catalyze and accelerate our work in building our staff, board and organizational capacities for anti-racism and race equity work.
TeamChild’s Board is dedicating time at every board meeting to explore how equity and racial justice shows up in governance, organizational design and client impact.
TeamChild’s all staff retreat in the fall focused on the core values and beliefs that will drive our work and impact for racial justice.
Community Passageway’s team of youth joined TeamChild’s Executive Director in Olympia to testify in support of expanded diversion.
Satterberg’s Core Support grant helps us deepen our work with community partners. This Spring, we worked with our partners – Community Passageways, GEM Mentoring, and the King County Prosecutor – to expand diversion opportunities for youth. “This is a victory for Washington’s youth who will now have more opportunities and second chances to learn, grow and thrive without the harms and stigma of court involvement,” Read more about the legislative change in the Chronicle of Social Change (https://bit.ly/2qr9WpD).
Governor Inslee signs ESSB 6550 into law. We were so energized by to work with the bill’s champion, Senator Jeannie Darnielle.