When it was first passed into federal law nearly 40 years ago, the Indian Child Welfare Act was a beacon of hope for many in the Native American community who considered the Continue reading Report: Compliance with Indian Child Welfare Act Spotty
On Friday, July 8, 2016, the Court of Appeal of the State of California – Second Appellate District upheld a lower court’s decision in R.P. et al. v. J.E. et Continue reading California Appeals Court Rules in Favor of ICWA Placement Preference in R.P. et al. v. J.E. et al.
On Monday, March 21, pandemonium broke out in Santa Clarita, California, at the home of foster couple Summer and Russell Page as social workers from the Department of Children and Continue reading California Returns Child to Family in ICWA Case (Updated 3/28/2016)
Two children who were disenrolled by the Pala Band of Mission Indians cannot be protected by the Indian Child Welfare Act, a California appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The Continue reading Disenrollment from Pala Band Affects Children in ICWA Case
The Pala Band of Mission Indians is the first tribe in California to receive clearance to conduct LiveScan background checks for tribal foster homes under new State law (Senate Bill Continue reading Pala Band of Mission Indians Will be First Tribe to Protect Native American Children in California’s Welfare System
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: County health and human services agency filed dependency petition. The Superior Court, Shasta County, No. 13JVSQ2966501, Molly A. Bigelow, J., sustained jurisdictional allegations, terminated reunification services, Continue reading In re P.R., May 12, 2015, (California)
Synopsis provided by Westlaw: County Health and Human Services Agency filed dependency petition alleging children were at risk. Following contested dispositional hearing, parents filed motion to modify bypass order and Continue reading In re L.S., J.R., et al. October 24, 2014 (California)