Oct. 27, 2022 – In re Oscar H. (2nd Dist., Div. 8, B318634)

The Court of Appeal conditionally reverses the order terminating parental rights and remands the matter to allow the juvenile court and the Department to fully comply with the ICWA duty of inquiry. The court notes the error was prejudicial as the Department failed to take simple steps to inquire of father and paternal relatives regarding possible Indian heritage.