May 17, 2023 – In re Ja.O. (4th Dist., Div. 2, E079651)

The Court of Appeal finds that the Agency’s duty of inquiry under WIC 224.2(b) to ask extended family members and others who have an interest in the child about possible Indian status applies only if the child has been placed into temporary custody pursuant to WIC 306. The expanded duty of initial inquiry does not apply to a child taken into custody pursuant to a warrant under WIC 340(b).