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Name: In re J.S.
Case #: H036274
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 6 DCA
Opinion Date: 06/22/2011

Reversal was not required where juvenile court terminated jurisdiction without making an express finding in support of its decision. Following the filing of a petition to bring the minor within juvenile court jurisdiction, the court granted custody of the minor to father and terminated jurisdiction. Mother appealed, contending that the court erred by terminating jurisdiction without an express finding in support of that decision as required by section 361.2, subdivision (c). The appellate court found the although the court erred by failing to make the requisite finding, there was no reasonable probability that it would have reached a different result in the absence of error. Further, the court did not abuse its discretion by terminating jurisdiction.