TeamChild is seeking a full-time staff attorney for our Juvenile Rehabilitation (JR) Institutions & Reentry Project. The Project team consists of a Managing Attorney, two Staff Attorneys, and a Legal Assistant. The Project also works collaboratively with TeamChild’s other program offices in King, Pierce, Spokane, and Yakima Counties. TeamChild staff have mostly continued to work remotely due to the pandemic. There is flexibility in this position for some remote work and work from one of our offices in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, or Yakima. When it is safe, we anticipate some planning and work from the office. This position involves significant travel every month in order to meet with clients at JR’s institutions and community facilities.
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, as well as youth on parole or recently released from incarceration. 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. This job involves a lot of advice and counsel to clients as well as informal negotiation and advocacy. We seek to grow the project to develop more cases for litigation. Legal advice and 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. All staff participate in fulfilling our commitment to organizational transformation through training, workgroups, retreats, staff meetings, and other internal collaborations.
For more information, including how to apply, click here: TeamChild JR & Reentry Staff Attorney