COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - APRIL 2012
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,161
In-Person Response           12,644
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,237  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,407  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,805
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,496 10.1%   Exploitation   8 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,178 21.5%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   208 1.4%
Severe Neglect   287 1.9%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,596 24.3%
General Neglect   4,221 28.5%   Total   14,805 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,811 12.2%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF APRIL 30, 2012
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,043     6    
  Family Maintenance     14,653     27    
      Under 12 Months 12,669            
      Over 12 Months 1,984            
  Family Reunification     8,938     1,421      
      Under 18 Months 7,905            
      Over 18 Months 1,033            
  Permanent Placement     10,450     3,560      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,084     5,014      
  * 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 7,962
Birth - 2 Years   6,764 19.3%   Foster Family Home   1,200
3 - 4 Years   4,339 12.4%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   4,986
5 - 9 Years   8,925 25.4%   Small Family Home   50
10 - 13 Years   6,180 17.6%   Group Home   1,038
14 - 15 Years   3,422 9.8%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 58
16 - 17 Years   3,698 10.5%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,294
18 Years & Older   1,756 5.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 165
Age Total   35,084 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 846
Gender   Guardian Home 2,150
Male   17,487 49.8%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,455
Female   17,597 50.2%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,084 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,269 children received D Rate and 428 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     4,064 11.6%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,384 58.1%  
African American     9,397 26.8%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     648 1.8%   Foster Homes **   770 2,029
American Indian/Alaskan Native   162 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 2,983 7,710
Filipino     210 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,320 6,041
Other   219 0.6%       Out-of-County       663 1,669
Ethnicity Total     35,084 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   67 87
  Group Homes *   177 2,493
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,915
Children Who Ran Away During the Month Not Available     Out-of-County   37 578
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month Not Available    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of mm/dd/yyyy. * 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