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Duty to Inquire About Child’s Potential Indian Ancestry When Child Taken into Custody Under Protective Custody Warrant

Case Name: In re Ja.O. (2023) 91 Cal.App.5th 672, review granted 7/26/2023
Case #: S280572/E079651
Last Updated: September 13, 2023

Does the duty of a child welfare agency to inquire of extended family members and others about a child’s potential Indian ancestry apply to children who are taken into custody under a protective custody warrant?

Review on this issue has also been granted with briefing deferred in:

  • In re Robert F. (2023) 90 Cal.App.5th 492, review granted 7/26/2023 (S279743/E080073)
  • In re M.R. (E080328) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 9/13/2023 (S281249)
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