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In the Interest of D.D., Minor Child
The father of the minor child seeks further review after the court of appeals affirmed the dismissal of this child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding after concluding the purposes of the dispositional order have been sufficiently accomplished and the continuation of supervision, care, or treatment is unjustified or unwarranted. The father contends the minor child cannot be considered safe when she lives in a home with her sexual abuser and the child’s mother refuses to believe the sexual abuse occurred.
Attorney for Appellant
Trent A. Henkelvig
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Diana L. Miller
Oral Argument Schedule
Oct 14, 2020 9:00 AM
Supreme Court Opinion
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Emily Dean, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ. Opinion by Bower, C.J. Dissent by Schumacher, J. (10 pages)
The biological father of D.D. appeals the dismissal of the juvenile court’s child-in-need-of-assistance proceeding, contending the purposes of the dispositional order have not been accomplished. OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, we conclude the purposes of the dispositional order have been sufficiently accomplished and the continuation of supervision, care,