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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: February 14, 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:

Fourth District

  • 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)
  • In re Delila D. (2023) 93 Cal.App.5th 953, review granted 9/27/2023 (S281447/E080389)
  • In re N.L. (E080557) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 10/11/2023 (S281741)
  • In re Andres R. (2023) 94 Cal.App.5th 828, review granted 11/15/2023 (S282054/E079972)
  • In re Ashton C. (E079831) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/15/2023 (S282099)
  • In re G.H. (E080501) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/21/2023 (S282331)
  • In re. L.J. (E080296) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 11/29/2023 (S282333)
  • In re L.C. (E081670) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/14/2024 (S283342)
  • In re S.J. (E081498) [nonpub. opn.], review granted 2/14/2024 (S283220)
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