Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Andrew Joseph

Andrew Joseph, Jr. is a native of New Orleans and current resident of Tampa, FL after Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Joseph is a victim advocate and co-founder of The Andrew Joseph He is the father of a deceased 14-year-old child named Andrew Joseph, III. His work in community organizing, advocacy and empowerment began with adjudicated youths within the school system and juvenile justice system 21 years ago. Andrew Joseph, Jr. graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana. After receiving his education, he interned with legal groups at varied law firms and judicial arenas supporting the rights of youth and families in rural Louisiana to navigate the system toward freedom and equality. In his efforts he was inspired with the vision, strength and character to make the difference in the lives of children and many of his client’s families. In February, 2014, the unimaginable occurred when his child was negated by the very system that he interfaced with daily. Since his son’s death, the quest for accountability and amplification of civil and human rights for youth and children has been at the forefront of his increased advocacy in helping young people around the world live, grow and be nurtured within communities that love and support them.