COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  APRIL 2009
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,095
In-Person Response           11,740
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             3,948  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       7,792  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             13,835
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,234 8.9%   Exploitation   8 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,070 22.2%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   228 1.6%
Severe Neglect   179 1.3%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,574 25.8%
General Neglect   3,917 28.3%   Substantial Risk   246 1.8%
Emotional Abuse   1,379 10.0%   Total     13,835 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF APRIL 30, 2009
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 523     6    
  Family Maintenance     10,434     90      
      Under 12 Months 9,441              
      Over 12 Months 993              
  Family Reunification     8,122     1,549      
      Under 18 Months 7,543              
      Over 18 Months 579              
  Permanent Placement     13,199     4,658      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,278     6,303      
  * Adoption services caseload represents children in in-home and out-of-home services caseload receiving adoption services.  
 
CHILD CHARACTERISTICS   CHILDREN IN OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT
Age       Relative/Non-Relative Extended Family Member Home 7,760
Birth - 2 Years   5,936 18.4%   Foster Family Home   1,271
3 - 4 Years     3,479 10.8%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,656
5 - 9 Years   7,505 23.3%   Small Family Home   115
10 - 13 Years     6,052 18.7%   Group Home   916
14 - 15 Years     3,664 11.4%   Other (Tribal and Court Specified Homes) 48
16 - 17 Years   3,899 12.1%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,766
18 Years & Older   1,743 5.4%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 180
Age Total   32,278 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,397
Gender   Guardian Home 2,909
Male   16,015 49.6%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  20,252
Female   16,263 50.4%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,278 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,666 children received D Rate and 468 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,876 12.0%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     17,814 55.2%  
African American     9,605 29.8%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     579 1.8%   Foster Homes ** 1,293 3,190
American Indian/Alaskan Native   138 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,946 14,309
Filipino     196 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,026 8,766
Other   70 0.2%       Out-of-County   1,920 5,543
Ethnicity Total     32,278 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   90 186
  Group Homes *   197 2,621
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   155 1,983
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 76     Out-of-County   42 638
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 2    
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS)  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            on 7/16/2009.  Counts reflect data as of the date when data were extracted.   Section.
            A child is counted once during the report month.   ** Excluded licensed homes on hold.
 Source: Data are from the Child Welfare Services/Case Management   
               System (CWS/CMS) Datamart History Table, unless stated otherwise.                           Prepared by: BIS Information Technology Services Division - Statistics Section