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‘Denied! Failing Cordelia: Parental Love and Parental-State Theft in Los Angeles Juvenile Dependency Court. Book Two: Pride and Legal Prejudice’ released

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Parents need to be highly motivated and be able to either afford good counsel or be willing to work well with their assigned public defenders if parent-child reunification has the best chance of happening.

Author Simon Cambridge returns to the publishing world with the release of his second book in a trilogy. “Pride and Legal Prejudice” (published by Xlibris) covers what happened to his adopted daughter, Cordelia, when she was in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles.

This book follows the struggles of a father with the child-welfare legal complex in Los Angeles. It includes the critiquing of the overall failure of social workers to “see better” and capturing the destructive trauma surrounding the prejudicial nature of the court commissioner in charge of Cordelia’s dependency case. It tells how the father ended up fighting the legal system regarding the “best interests” of his child, covering the trauma affecting his family, and arguing with others over the incompetence of his legal management team. His experiences will be of interest to parents, social workers, lawyers and judges.

“Parents need to be highly motivated and be able to either afford good counsel or be willing to work well with their assigned public defenders if parent-child reunification has the best chance of happening. Reunification will never be easy if parents have a confrontational attitude with the court that is deliberating over the “best interests” of their child and no chance at all of ‘winning’ if they or their counsel are not motivated or truly willing to go the distance to achieve their goals.”

Informative, enlightening and insightful, “Pride and Legal Prejudice” helps readers understand the complex system of child-welfare in the Los Angeles Juvenile Dependency Court (Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court, Monterey Park). It explains how children are detained, looks at the motivations of those involved and questions who gets to determine when or if parents should be allowed to have their children back. All of these are areas of relevance and resonance for parents involved in dependency cases and for those seeking to avoid them. Social workers and lawyers should find many of Cambridge’s questions as interesting as his answers.

“Denied! Failing Cordelia: Parental Love and Parental-State Theft in Los Angeles Juvenile Dependency Court. Book Two: Pride and Legal Prejudice”
By Simon Cambridge
Hardcover | 6x9in | 698 pages | ISBN 9781514488911
Softcover | 6x9in | 698 pages | ISBN 9781514488928
E-Book | 698 pages | ISBN 9781514488935
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Simon Cambridge was born and raised in England. He moved to the U.S. to be with his wife, Esther, in 1997. He has been living in Seattle since 2003 and now has dual American and British citizenship. In Seattle, he is an active supporting member of the Emerald City Supporters - a Seattle Sounders FC supporters group. He enjoys performances by the Seattle Shakespeare Company. He is an active reader of parenting and other books. He now sees his daughter regularly and welcomes the renewal of time he spends with her and her friends on visits to Los Angeles.

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