Alameda Cty. Soc. Servs. Agency v. S.V., A121951
In an appeal from a juvenile court's order terminating dependency jurisdiction over Defendant's daughter, the order is affirmed, where: 1) the court properly dismissed dependency jurisdiction and allowed the daughter to remain in her group home; 2) Defendant's challenge to the risk of detriment finding was moot; and 3) reversal and remand to require the juvenile court to comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act would be futile because the daughter had reached the age of majority, and therefore was not an "Indian child" within the meaning of the Act.
- Decided 08/27/2009
- Published 08/27/2009
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Linda J. Conrad, by appointment of the Court of Appeal under the First DistrictAppellate Project's independent case system, for Melissa R.
- For Appellees:
- Judith E. Ganz, Oakland, by appointment of the Court of Appeal under the First DistrictAppellate Project's independent case system, for Defendant and Appellant., Richard E. Winnie, County Counsel, County of Alameda, Grace Fongmei Tam, Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent.