COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  APRIL 2010
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,226
In-Person Response           13,673
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,266  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       11,407  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             15,899
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,583 10.0%   Exploitation   13 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,581 22.5%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   256 1.6%
Severe Neglect   225 1.4%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,248 26.7%
General Neglect   4,430 27.9%   Substantial Risk     0.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,563 9.8%   Total     15,899 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF APRIL 30, 2010
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 942     7    
  Family Maintenance     11,549     40      
      Under 12 Months 10,484              
      Over 12 Months 1,065              
  Family Reunification     8,592     1,797      
      Under 18 Months 7,821              
      Over 18 Months 771              
  Permanent Placement     11,328     3,624      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,411     5,468      
  * 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 7,291
Birth - 2 Years   6,011 18.5%   Foster Family Home   1,227
3 - 4 Years     3,650 11.3%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,797
5 - 9 Years   7,612 23.5%   Small Family Home   98
10 - 13 Years     5,991 18.5%   Group Home   919
14 - 15 Years     3,552 11.0%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 28
16 - 17 Years   3,825 11.8%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,360
18 Years & Older   1,770 5.5%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 167
Age Total   32,411 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 946
Gender   Guardian Home 2,545
Male   16,120 49.7%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,018
Female   16,291 50.3%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,411 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,529 children received D Rate and 431 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,723 11.5%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     17,950 55.4%  
African American     9,681 29.9%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     636 2.0%   Foster Homes ** 1,088 2,698
American Indian/Alaskan Native   147 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,141 11,851
Filipino     176 0.5%       In Los Angeles County   2,845 7,974
Other   98 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,296 3,877
Ethnicity Total     32,411 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   82 157
  Group Homes *   183 2,482
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   143 1,841
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 63     Out-of-County   40 641
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 1    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 8/3/2010. * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            A child is counted once during the report month.   Section.
    ** 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