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Case No. 20-0330

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.

County:
Des Moines
Trial Court Case No.:
JVJV005307

E.D., Father-Appellant 

Attorney for Appellant

Trent A. Henkelvig

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Diana L. Miller

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Oct 14, 2020 9:00 AM

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0330
Date Published:
Feb 19, 2021

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0330
Date Published:
Jul 01, 2020
Summary

            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,

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