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In Re B.L., A Person Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law. v. S.G. et al

April 6, 2012

IN RE B.L., A PERSON COMING UNDER THE JUVENILE COURT LAW. SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY, PLAINTIFF AND RESPONDENT,
v.
S.G. ET AL., DEFENDANTS AND APPELLANTS.



APPEAL from a judgment of the Superior Court of San Diego County, Melinda J. Lasater, Judge. (Super. Ct. No. SJ12115)

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Aaron, J.

CERTIFIED FOR PUBLICATION

Affirmed.

S.G. and Bernardo L. (together, the parents) and their son, B.L., all appeal following the jurisdictional and dispositional hearing in B.L.'s juvenile dependency case. The parents contend that the court erred in denying them reunification services. Additionally, Bernardo contends that the court erred in denying him visitation, and S.G. maintains that the court erred in allowing her only one visit per month. B.L. joins in the parents' contentions. We affirm.

I.

BACKGROUND

A.

The First Dependency Case

In early January 2009, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (the Agency) filed a dependency petition on behalf of four-year-old B.L. (Welf. & Inst. Code,*fn1 § 300, subd. (b).) The petition alleged that drug paraphernalia and marijuana had been found in the family home, within B.L.'s reach, that S.G. had a history of substance abuse and that Bernardo admitted having smoked marijuana. Additionally, B.L. had been exposed to violent confrontations between S.G. and Bernardo's uncle. The uncle, who had a gun, had assaulted S.G., causing bruises, and had hit her in the face. Bernardo was present during the assault, but told S.G. not to call the police because she "would get killed."

In late January 2009, the Agency filed an amended petition that contained additional allegations. The amended petition alleged that B.L. had been exposed to violent confrontations between S.G. and Bernardo. Specifically, Bernardo had punched S.G. several times in the face and arms. S.G. sustained bruising on her arms and an abrasion on her face. Bernardo sustained a small cut under his eye.

B.L. was initially detained at Polinsky Children's Center, and subsequently with the paternal grandfather. In February 2009, the court entered true findings on the amended petition, ordered B.L. placed with a relative and ordered reunification services for the parents. At the 12-month review hearing in May 2010, the court terminated the parents' reunification services and set a section 366.26 hearing. At the section 366.26 hearing in September, the court appointed the paternal grandparents as B.L.'s guardians and terminated dependency jurisdiction.

B.

The Second Dependency Case

In July 2011, the Agency filed a new dependency petition. (ยง 300, subd. (b).) The new petition alleged that at a September 2010 team decision meeting, the paternal grandfather had agreed that visits would be supervised. The parents had attended the meeting. However, after the meeting, the paternal grandparents allowed B.L. to live with the parents. The parents were arrested in July 2011 after police discovered more than 100 marijuana plants, a hydroponic system and marijuana paraphernalia in a room across the hall from the bedroom ...


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