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Name: In re I.V.
Case #: D070611
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 1
Opinion Date: 04/28/2017

Juvenile court made necessary findings as to minor's special education needs (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 5.651(b)(2) when it imposed probation condition ordering him to enroll in a day center program instead of high school. The juvenile court adjudged 15-year-old I.V. a ward for vandalizing his house during an argument with his mom. He was placed on probation with a number of conditions, including one requiring him to attend the Reflections Day Center Program instead of high school. I.V. objected to the condition, arguing the court failed to make necessary findings as to special educational needs before ordering him…

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Name: In re Q.N.
Case #: C064967
District 3 DCA
Opinion Date: 12/07/2012

Juvenile court lacked authority to issue order requiring county office of education to fund a minor's residential placement since the office was not joined as a party under Welfare and Institutions Code section 727. Minor was adjudged a ward of the juvenile court and committed to the probation department for suitable placement. The county department of mental health recommended a residential placement and other services but, due to confusion regarding which school district the minor would reside in when she left the detention facility, the department was unable to identify a responsible school district to handle the education…

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