Aug. 23, 2022 – In re Dominick D. (4th Dist., Div. 2, E078370)

In an appeal from dispositional findings and orders, the Court of Appeal finds the juvenile court failed to ensure the Department discharged its duty of initial inquiry into possible Indian ancestry under WIC 224.2(b). The duty of initial inquiry includes asking extended family members, and others who have an interest in the child, whether the child is or may be an Indian child.