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  2. Jurisdiction
  3. Who has rights under the Act
  4. Notice
  5. Intervention
  6. Emergency removal
  7. Transfer
  8. Role of tribal courts
  9. Recognition of tribal law
10. Tribal/state agreements
11. Foster placement & removal
12. Active efforts requirement
13. Termination of parental rights
14. Expert witnesses
15. Access to records
16. Placement
17. Voluntary proceedings
18. Adoption
19. Application of other fed. laws
20. Enforcement-Requirements
21. Standards higher than ICWA
22. Resources

 

Index of California Reported Cases:

In re Jonah D, 116 Cal.Rptr.3d 545 (Ct. App. 2010) - [FAQ - #1] - Added 09/2011

In re C.B., 117 Cal. Rptr. 3d 846 (Ct. App. 2010) - [FAQ - #1, #3, #4, #12, #13] - Added 09/2011

In re Grace C., 119 Cal.Rptr.3d 474 (App. Ct. 2010) - [FAQ - #1, #3, #4] - Added 09/2011

In re Jack C., III, 122 Cal.Rptr.3d 6 (Ct. App. 2011) - [FAQ - #1, #2, #7] - Added 09/2011

In re Z.W., 124 Cal.Rptr.3d 419 - [FAQ - #4] - Added 09/2011

In re M.B., 107 Cal. Rptr. 3d 107 (Ct. App. 2010) - [FAQ - #13, #14] - Added 09/2011

In re Kyle E., 111 Cal. Rptr. 3d 199 (Ct. App. 2010) - [FAQ - #3, #4, #17] - Added 09/2010

In re Skyler H., 112 Ca. Rptr. 3d 892 (Cal. Ct. App. 2010) - [FAQ - #1, #3, #4]- Added 09/2010

In re Noreen G., 105 Cal. Rptr. 3d 521 (Cal. Ct. App. 2010) - [FAQ - #1, #4, #13] - Added 09/2010

In re G.L., 99 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 356 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #1, #2, #3, #4, #11, #16] - Added 09/2010

In re Holly B., 92 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 80 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #1,, #3, #4] - Added 09/2010

In re B.R., 97 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 890 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #1,, #3, #4, #20] - Added 09/2010

In re R.S., 101 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 910 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #1, #4, #13, #17] - Added 09/2010

R.R. v Superior Ct., 103 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 110 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #1,#2, #3 #4, #5, #7, #11] - Added 09/2010

In re E.G., 88 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 871 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #1, #3, #4] - Added 09/2010

In re T.S., 96 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 706 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #13,#16, #18] - Added 09/2010

In re R.R.., 103 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 110 (Ct. App. 2009) - Added 09/2010

R.R. v. Superior Court, 103 Cal. Rptr. 3d 110 (Cal. Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #1, #11] - Added 09/2010

In re B.R., 97 Cal.Rptr.3d 890 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #3, #4, #20] - Added 11/2009

In re G.L., 99 Cal.Rptr.3d 356 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #3, #4, #16] - Added 11/2009

In re E.G., 88 Cal.Rptr.3d 871 (Ct. App. 2009) – [FAQ #1, #4 ]- Added 11/2009

In re Jeremiah G., 92 Cal.Rptr.3d 203 (Ct. App. 2009) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #1] - Added 11/2009

In re Holly B., 92 Cal.Rptr.3d 80 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #1, #4] - Added 11/2009

In re E.W., 88 Cal.Rptr.3d 338 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #1, #4] - Added 11/2009

In re K.M., 90 Cal.Rptr.3d 692 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #4] - Added 11/2009

In re S.B., 94 Cal.Rptr.3d 645 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #1] - Added 11/2009

In re N.M., 94 Cal.Rptr.3d 220 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #16] - Added 11/2009

In re K.P., 95 Cal.Rptr.3d 524 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #1] - Added 11/2009

In re K.B., 93 Cal.Rptr.3d 751 (Ct. App. 2009) - [FAQ - #4, #12, #16, #18, #20] - Added 11/2009

In re T.S., 96 Cal.Rptr.3d 706 (Ct. App. 2009) – [FAQ - #13, #16, #18] - Added 11/2009

Justin L. v. Superior Ct., 81 Cal.Rptr.3d 884 (Ct. App. 2008) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #4] - Added 11/2009

In re A.A., 84 Cal.Rptr.3d 841 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #12, #13, #16] - Added 11/2009

In re Miracle M., 73 Cal.Rptr.3d 24 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #4] - Added 11/2009

In re William K., 73 Cal.Rptr.3d 737 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #1, #4, #20] - Added 11/2009

Erika K. v. Brett D., 75 Cal.Rptr.3d 152 (Ct. App. 2008) – [FAQ - #1, #3] - Added 11/2009

In re N.M., 74 Cal.Rptr.3d 138 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #4] - Added 11/2009

In re Rayna N., 77 Cal.Rptr.3d 628 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #4] - Added 11/2009

In re H.B., 73 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 27 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #1, #4, #20, #21] - Added 09/2010

In re A.A.., 84 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 841 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #11, #12, #13, #18] - Added 09/2010

In re Shane G., 83 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 513 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #1, #3, #4] - Added 09/2010

In re N.M., 74 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 138 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #1, #4] - Added 09/2010

In re Miracle M., 73 Cal. Rptr. 3rd 24 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #1,, #4, #13] - Added 09/2010

In re Tina L., 77 Cal. Rptr. 3d 628 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #1, #4, #13] - Added 09/2010

In re Alice M., 74 Cal.Rptr.3d 863 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #4, #20] - Added 11/2009

In re A.B., 79 Cal.Rptr.3d 580 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #1, #4] - Added 11/2009

In re Shane G., 83 Cal.Rptr.3d 513 (Ct. App. 2008) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #1, #4] - Added 11/2009

In re H.B., 74 Cal.Rptr.3d 27 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #1, #4] - Added 11/2009

In re David H., 82 Cal.Rptr.3d 81 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #3, #6, #11] - Added 11/2009

In re Alejandro A., 74 Cal.Rptr.3d 44 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #1] - Added 11/2009

In re S.B., 79 Cal.Rptr.3d 449 (Ct. App. 2008) - [FAQ - #4] - Added 11/2009

In re Esmeralda S., 80 Cal.Rptr.3d 585 (Ct. App. 2008) – [FAQ - #1, #3, #4] - Added 11/2009

In re Cody B., 63 Cal. Rptr. 3d 652 (Ct. App. 2007) - [FAQ - #1, #4] - Added 2/2008

In re Veronica G., 68 Cal. Rptr. 3d 465 (Ct. App. 2007) - [FAQ - #4] - Added 2/28/2008

In re M.M., 65 Cal. Rptr. 3d 273 (Ct. App. 2007) - [FAQ - #2, #7] - Added 2/27/2008

In re J.T., 65 Cal. Rptr. 3d 320 (Ct. App. 2007) - [FAQ - #4] - Added 2/21/2008

In re Jose C., 66 Cal. Rptr. 3d 355 (Ct. App. 2007) - [FAQ - #1, #4] - Added 2/21/2008

Nicole K. v. Superior Court, 53 Cal. Rptr. 3d 251 (Ct. App. 2007) - [FAQ - #4]

In re Robert A., 55 Cal. Rptr. 3d 74 (Ct. App. 2007) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #1, #4]

In re Jaclyn S., 58 Cal. Rptr. 3d 321 (Ct. App. 2007) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #1, #4]

In re Amber F., 58 Cal. Rptr. 3d 874 (Ct. App. 2007) - [FAQ - #1, #4]

In re Vincent M., 59 Cal. Rptr. 3d 321 (Ct. App. 2007) - [FAQ - #1, #2, #7]

In re Justin S., 59 Cal. Rptr. 3d 376 (Ct. App. 2007) - [FAQ - #1, #4]

In re Mary G., 59 Cal. Rptr. 3d 703 (Ct. App. 2007) - [FAQ - #1, #4]

In re Rebecca R., 49 Cal. Rptr. 3d 951 (Ct. App. 2006) - [FAQ - #1]

In re K.W., 51 Cal. Rptr. 3d 130 (Ct. App. 2006) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #1, #4]

In re Terrance B., 50 Cal. Rptr. 3d 815 (Ct. App. 2006) - [FAQ - #2, #4]

In re Hannah S., 48 Cal. Rptr. 3d 605 (Ct. App. 2006) - [FAQ - #1, #12, #13, #14, #16]

In re Joseph P., 45 Cal. Rptr. 3d 591 (Ct. App. 2006) - [FAQ - #1, #4]

In re E.H., 46 Cal. Rptr. 3d 787 (Ct. App. 2006) - [FAQ - #1]

In re A.U., 45 Cal. Rptr. 3d 854 (Ct. App. 2006) (depublished) - [FAQ - #1, #4, #13]

In re M.A., 40 Cal. Rptr. 3d 439 (Ct. App. 2006) - [FAQ - #2, #4, #7, #8, #19]

In re Aaron R., 29 Cal. Rptr. 3d 921 (Ct. App. 2005) - [FAQ - #1, #3, #11, #18]

In re Alexis H., 33 Cal. Rptr. 3d 242 (Ct. App. 2005) - [FAQ - #4]

In re Brooke C., 25 Cal. Rptr. 3d 590 (Ct. App. 2005) - [FAQ - #4]

In re Glorianna K., 24 Cal. Rptr. 3d 582 (Ct. App. 2005) - [FAQ - #1, #4]

In re I.G., 35 Cal. Rptr. 3d 427 (Ct. App. 2005) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #4, #13]

In re Jasmine G., 26 Cal. Rptr. 3d 394 (Ct. App. 2005) - [FAQ - #4, #13]

In re Jonathon S., 28 Cal. Rptr. 3d 495 (Ct. App. 2005) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #1, #2, #3, #4, #20]

In re S.B., 30 Cal. Rptr. 3d 726 (Ct. App. 2005) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #1, #4, #6, #11]

In re X.V., 33 Cal. Rptr. 3d 893 (Ct. App. 2005) - [FAQ - #4]

Alicia B. v. Superior Court, 11 Cal. Rptr. 3d 1 (Ct. App. 2004) - [FAQ - #4]

In re Elizabeth W., 16 Cal. Rptr. 3d 514 (Ct. App. 2004) - [FAQ - #4]

Fresno County Dep't of Children & Family Servs. v. Superior Court, 19 Cal. Rptr. 3d 155 (Ct. App. 2004) - [FAQ - #11, #16, #18]

In re Gerardo A., 14 Cal. Rptr. 3d 798 (Ct. App. 2004) - [FAQ - #1, #4]

In re Kenneth M., 19 Cal. Rptr. 3d 752 (Ct. App. 2004) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #4, #11]

In re Liliana S., 10 Cal. Rptr. 3d 553 (Ct. App. 2004) - [FAQ - #16]

In re Louis S., 12 Cal. Rptr. 3d 110 (Ct. App. 2004) - [FAQ - #4]

In re Merrick V., 19 Cal. Rptr. 3d 490 (Ct. App. 2004) - [FAQ - #1, #4]

In re Miguel E., 15 Cal. Rptr. 3d 530 (Ct. App. 2004) - [FAQ - #1, #4]

In re S.M., 13 Cal. Rptr. 3d 606 (Ct. App. 2004) - [FAQ - #4]

In re Aaliyah G., 135 Cal. Rptr. 2d 680 (Ct. App. 2003) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #1]

In re Asia L., 132 Cal. Rptr. 2d 733 (Ct. App. 2003) - [FAQ - #1, #4]

In re C.D., 1 Cal. Rptr. 3d 578 (Ct. App. 2003) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #4]

In re Christopher I., 131 Cal. Rptr. 2d 122 (Ct. App. 2003) - [FAQ - #4]

In re D.T., 5 Cal. Rptr. 3d 893 (Ct. App. 2003) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #4]

In re Daniel M., 1 Cal. Rptr. 3d 897 (Ct. App. 2003) - [FAQ - #3, #4, #20]

In re Karla C., 6 Cal. Rptr. 3d 205 (Ct. App. 2003) - [FAQ - #4]

In re L.B., 3 Cal. Rptr. 3d 16 (Ct. App. 2003) - [FAQ - #4]

In re Nikki R., 131 Cal. Rptr. 2d 256 (Ct. App. 2003) - [FAQ - #4]

In re O.K., 130 Cal. Rptr. 2d 276 (Ct. App. 2003) - [FAQ - #1]

In re Antoinette S., 129 Cal. Rptr. 2d 15 (Ct. App. 2002) - [FAQ - #1, #2, #4]

Dwayne P. v. Superior Court, 126 Cal. Rptr. 2d 639 (Ct. App. 2002) - [FAQ - #4, #13]

In re Edward H., 122 Cal. Rptr. 2d 242 (Ct. App. 2002) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #4, #13]

In re H.A., 128 Cal. Rptr. 2d 12 (Ct. App. 2002) - [FAQ - #4, #13]

In re Jeffrey A., 127 Cal. Rptr. 2d 314 (Ct. App. 2002) - [FAQ - #4, #13]

In re Jennifer A., 127 Cal. Rptr. 2d 54 (Ct. App. 2002) - [FAQ - #1, #4, #11]

In re Samuel P., 121 Cal. Rptr. 2d 820 (Ct. App. 2002) - [FAQ - #4, #11]

In re Suzanna L., 127 Cal. Rptr. 2d 860 (Ct. App. 2002) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #1, #4, #13]

In re Jonathan D., 111 Cal. Rptr. 2d 628 (Ct. App. 2001) - [FAQ - #4, #13]

In re Marinna J., 109 Cal. Rptr. 2d 267 (Ct. App. 2001) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #4, #13]

In re Santos Y., 112 Cal. Rptr. 2d 692 (Ct. App. 2001) - [FAQ - #1]

In re William G., 107 Cal. Rptr. 2d 436 (Ct. App. 2001) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #12, #13]

In re Desiree F., 99 Cal. Rptr. 2d 688 (Ct. App. 2000) - [FAQ - #4, #5, #13, #16, #20]

In re Jullian B., 99 Cal. Rptr. 2d 241 (Ct. App. 2000) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #16, #18, #21]

In re Laura F., 99 Cal. Rptr. 2d 859 (Ct. App. 2000) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #9, #13, #18]

Letitia V. v. Superior Court, 97 Cal. Rptr. 2d 303 (Ct. App. 2000) - [FAQ - #12, #13]

In re Levi U., 92 Cal. Rptr. 2d 648 (Ct. App. 2000) - [FAQ - #1, #4, #11]

In re Matthew Z., 95 Cal. Rptr. 2d 343 (Ct. App. 2000) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #13, #21]

In re Derek W., 86 Cal. Rptr. 2d 742 (Ct. App. 1999) - [FAQ - #1, #13]

In re Alicia S., 76 Cal. Rptr. 2d 121 (Ct. App. 1998) - [FAQ - #1, #13, #16]

In re Michael G., 74 Cal. Rptr. 2d 642 (Ct. App. 1998) - [FAQ - #12, #13]

In re Brandon M., 63 Cal. Rptr. 2d 671 (Ct. App. 1997) - [FAQ - #3, #5, #11, #16, #21]

Crystal R. v. Superior Court, 69 Cal. Rptr. 2d 414 (Ct. App. 1997) - [FAQ - #1, #13]

In re Bridget R., 49 Cal. Rptr. 2d 507 (Ct. App. 1996) - [FAQ - #1]

In re Alexandria Y., 53 Cal. Rptr. 2d 679 (Ct. App. 1996) - [FAQ - #1, #13, #16]

In re Larissa G., 51 Cal. Rptr. 2d 16 (Ct. App. 1996) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #7, #11]

In re Pedro N., 41 Cal. Rptr. 2d 819 (Ct. App. 1995) - [FAQ - #4, #13, #20, #21]

In re Krystle D., 37 Cal. Rptr. 2d 132 (Ct. App. 1994) - [FAQ - #4, #13, #14, #15, #20]

In re John V., 7 Cal. Rptr. 2d 629 (Ct. App. 1992) - [FAQ - #1]

In re Baby Girl A., 282 Cal. Rptr. 105 (Ct. App. 1991) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #5, #16, #17, #18]

County of Inyo v. Jeff, 277 Cal. Rptr. 841 (Ct. App. 1991) - [FAQ - #21]

In re Kahlen W., 285 Cal. Rptr. 507 (Ct. App. 1991) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #4, #5, #13]

In re Lindsay C., 280 Cal. Rptr. 194 (Ct. App. 1991) - [FAQ - #1, #13, #18]

In re Riva M., 286 Cal. Rptr. 592 (Ct. App. 1991) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #12, #13, #14]

Slone v. Inyo County Juvenile Court, 282 Cal. Rptr. 126 (Ct. App. 1991) - [FAQ - #20, #21]

In re Crystal K., 276 Cal. Rptr. 619 (Ct. App. 1990) - [FAQ - #1, #12, #13, #14]

In re Wanomi P., 264 Cal. Rptr. 623 (Ct. App. 1989) - [FAQ - #1]

In re Robert T., 246 Cal. Rptr. 168 (Ct. App. 1988) - [FAQ - #7, #13, #16]

In re Junious M., 193 Cal. Rptr. 40 (Ct. App. 1983) (certified for partial publication) - [FAQ - #1, #4, #17]