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Filed on
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
SUMMARY: The active efforts requirement of ICWA applies even after the children are returned home to the parent.Rehabilitation plan requirements on medical care were not relevant to the adjudication of inappropriate discipline. Shayla H., DOB 8/01, Shania H., DOB 8/03, and Tanya H., DOB 9/04, were...Read more
Filed on
Friday, December 6, 2013
SUMMARY: Changing the mother’s reunification plan from continuing high school when she was under 19 to actively pursuing a GED as a condition of reunification after she turned 19 was a material change and therefore appealable. Nyamal is the mother of Mya, age 4, and Sunday, age 2, and in July 2010...Read more
Filed on
Friday, November 1, 2013
SUMMARY: It was not plain error for the court to change the permanency goals from reunification and in finding that reasonable efforts were no longer required because the parents showed continued disregard in complying with the case plans and the children had been out of home 28 months. Jasmine L...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
SUMMARY: Termination of the mother’s parental rights was proper because she failed to partake in services and therefore reasonable efforts did not resolve the issues causing removal. Hayden S., Krystopher S., Krysteena S., Mariannah S., and Fabienne S. were removed from the home of the mother,...Read more
Filed on
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
SUMMARY: Changing the permanency goal from reunification to guardianship/adoption was proper where the children languished for two years while the mother denied her daughter’s sexual abuse and maintained a relationship with the offender. The order changing the permanency goal was a final,...Read more
Filed on
Friday, September 26, 2003
SUMMARY: To establish that reasonable efforts to reunify are not required, the State must provide clear and convincing evidence. The nature and severity of the abuse, the delay in seeking treatment and the ongoing denial by the parents in this case establish that reasonable efforts are not required...Read more
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