California Supreme Court Watch

Aug 24, 2022
In re N.R., S274943.

#22-233 In re N.R., S274943. (B312001; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; 20CCJP06523.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed orders in a juvenile dependency proceeding. This case presents the following issues: (1) What is the definition of “substance abuse” for purposes of declaring a child a dependent under Welfare and Institutions Code section 300, subdivision (b)(1)? (2) Where a child is under the age of six, does a finding of parental substance abuse alone provide sufficient evidence to warrant juvenile court jurisdiction?

Review granted: 8/24/2022

Opening brief on the merits filed: 12/14/2022

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.