Jul. 21, 2022 – J.J. v. Superior Court (3rd Dist., C095308)

The Court of Appeal grants mother’s writ petition, concluding that the order bypassing and denying reunification services was not supported by sufficient evidence where mother knew father had a problem with alcohol, bought father a bottle of alcohol, and left the minor – who was subsequently seriously harmed by father – in his care. The court concludes the evidence was insufficient to establish that mother knew or should have known father was abusing or likely to abuse the minor. Thus, while removal was well supported, bypass was not.