Mar. 23, 2022 – In re K.T. (4th Dist., Div. 2, E077791)

The Court of Appeal reverses the order terminating parental rights and remands for a new hearing to determine whether ICWA applies. The court finds the Department failed to satisfy the duty of further inquiry and did not adequately investigate the children’s status as Indian children. The court notes it is publishing its opinion “not because the errors that occurred are novel but because they are too common.”