COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  AUGUST 2009
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,743
In-Person Response           9,878
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,730  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       7,148  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             11,621
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,193 10.3%   Exploitation   8 0.1%
Physical Abuse   2,334 20.1%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   264 2.3%
Severe Neglect   218 1.9%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,336 20.1%
General Neglect   3,873 33.3%   Substantial Risk   180 1.5%
Emotional Abuse   1,215 10.5%   Total     11,621 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF AUGUST 31, 2009
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 704     3    
  Family Maintenance     10,551     64      
      Under 12 Months 9,482              
      Over 12 Months 1,069              
  Family Reunification     8,305     1,796      
      Under 18 Months 7,685              
      Over 18 Months 620              
  Permanent Placement     12,497     4,233      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,057     6,096      
  * 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 7,505
Birth - 2 Years   5,932 18.5%   Foster Family Home   1,204
3 - 4 Years     3,508 10.9%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,889
5 - 9 Years   7,488 23.4%   Small Family Home   98
10 - 13 Years     5,959 18.6%   Group Home   911
14 - 15 Years     3,565 11.1%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 41
16 - 17 Years   3,809 11.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,648
18 Years & Older   1,796 5.6%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 160
Age Total   32,057 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,271
Gender   Guardian Home 2,691
Male   15,900 49.6%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,770
Female   16,157 50.4%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,057 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,590children received D Rate and 432 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,796 11.8%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     17,769 55.4%  
African American     9,492 29.6%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     594 1.9%   Foster Homes ** 1,229 3,071
American Indian/Alaskan Native   127 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 5,023 14,586
Filipino     198 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,105 9,008
Other   81 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,918 5,578
Ethnicity Total     32,057 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   86 166
  Group Homes *   195 2,594
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   153 1,956
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 82     Out-of-County   42 638
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 5    
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS)  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            on 11/18/2009.  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