Case Name: In re G.B.

Topic: JURISDICTION/DISPOSITION
Statutory Ref.: WIC, §348 [Amend. of a Petition and Variance]
Opinion Filing Date: 10/18/2018
CITATION:28 Cal.App.5th 475
District: 2, Division: 6, Case #: B288376

Case Holding:

Trial Court Reversed.

The juvenile court may not base its jurisdictional order on a factual and legal theory not raised in the original petition.  The court lacks authority to initiate a dependency proceeding or craft its own allegations and then adjudicate those allegations.