TeamChild is a nationally recognized nonprofit serving vulnerable youth across Washington State. TeamChild is best known for its legal services program reaching children in crisis in King, Pierce, Spokane, and Yakima counties. Our clients are generally 12-25 years old and many are involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Our legal services program is designed to keep young people out of juvenile court by reconnecting them to education, healthcare, mental health, and housing supports. We work closely with public defenders, juvenile court staff and the community to positively impact the young person’s life while helping the youth to accomplish their goals and reduce further contact with the courts. The goal of all of our programs is to divert children away from school exclusion, arrest and incarceration, and directly into the supports that have the best chances of getting them back on track.
TeamChild is seeking a full-time staff attorney based out of our Seattle/King County office for our Juvenile Rehabilitation (JR) Institutions & Reentry Project. The Project team consists of two staff attorneys part-time legal assistant staff and legal supervisor/manager. Primary job duties focus on providing holistic civil representation to youth and young adults placed in Washington Juvenile Rehabilitation’s three institutions and nine community facilities. The JR Institutions and Reentry Project team fields many different issues, which can be unique and require resolution within the institutional constraints experienced by the youth and young adults seeking help. Legal advocacy areas include the impacts of juvenile court involvement, like record sealing, legal financial obligations and sex offender registration, conditions and impacts related to incarceration (healthcare and education), sentencing reviews and appeals, individual rights, and barriers to reentry, like securing stable housing and access to education and employment. The JR Institutions & Reentry Project Staff Attorney will also be responsible for developing community resources with and for youth at JR, building relationships with JR staff, and conducting trainings for JR youth and staff on relevant rights, services, and resources. This position involves significant travel every month in order to meet with clients at JR’s institutions and community facilities. All staff participate in fulfilling our commitment to organizational transformation through training, workgroups, retreats, staff meetings, and other internal collaborations.
The salary range is $60,110 to $90,000. Application deadline is November 18, 2019.
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