Andrew Bridge (lawyer)
|Born||Los Angeles, USA|
|Known for||Author of Hope's Boy, Lawyer, Campaigner for Children in Care|
Andrew Bridge is an American lawyer and campaigner for children in care. He became the executive director of the California-based Alliance for Children's Rights. Bridge spent 11 years in the foster care system as a child with Los Angeles County, and achieved a scholarship to Wesleyan University, became a Fulbright Scholar, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Resident, and graduate from Harvard Law School.[non-primary source needed]
- O'Hara, Mary (16 July 2008). "Andrew Bridge survived the US care system to become a campaigner and best-selling author". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
Raised in care, Andrew Bridge overcame a chaotic childhood to become a lawyer, campaigner for looked-after children, and now best-selling author.
- Salter Reynolds, Susan (28 February 2008). "A life against the odds - Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
In his work as a lawyer for children's rights -- at the Alliance for Children's Rights, then as managing director of child welfare reform at the Broad Foundation in Los Angeles and more recently on behalf of children in Alabama, Bridge says he meets relatively few "monsters." What is far more common is the absence of compassion.
- Bridge, Andrew. "Hope's Boy, a memoir by Andrew Bridge". Retrieved 16 February 2014.
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