COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - APRIL 2013 
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,416
In-Person Response           13,567
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,734  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,833  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             15,983
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,632 10.2%   Exploitation   10 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,548 22.2%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   230 1.4%
Severe Neglect   306 1.9%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,086 25.6%
General Neglect   4,483 28.0%   Total   15,983 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,688 10.6%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF APRIL 30, 2013
FM and FR Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,258     11    
  Family Maintenance     13,699     71    
      Under 12 Months 11,807              
      Over 12 Months 1,892              
  Family Reunification     9,863     2,108      
      Under 18 Months 8,879              
      Over 18 Months 984              
  Permanent Placement     9,458     3,699      
  Supportive Transition   1,028     1      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,306     5,890      
  * 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 8,398
Birth - 2 Years   6,953 19.7%   Foster Family Home   1,268
3 - 4 Years   4,246 12.0%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,032
5 - 9 Years   9,157 25.9%   Small Family Home   42
10 - 13 Years   6,024 17.1%   Group Home   1,038
14 - 15 Years   3,254 9.2%   Supervised Independent Living Placement   314
16 - 17 Years   3,543 10.0%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 152
18 Years & Older   2,129 6.0%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 16,244
Age Total   35,306 100.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 181
    Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 851
Gender   Guardian Home 2,143
Male   17,679 50.1%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,419
Female   17,627 49.9%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,306 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,173 children received D Rate and 401 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     4,010 11.4%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,826 59.0%  
African American     9,219 26.1%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     596 1.7%   Foster Homes **   541 1,656
American Indian/Alaskan Native   170 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 2,980 7,377
Filipino     241 0.7%       In Los Angeles County   2,247 5,532
Other   244 0.7%       Out-of-County       733 1,845
Ethnicity Total     35,306 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   60 58
  Group Homes *   176 2,487
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   139 1,909
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