COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  AUGUST 2010
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,182
In-Person Response           11,153
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,331  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       8,822  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             13,335
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,571 11.8%   Exploitation   10 0.1%
Physical Abuse   2,668 20.0%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   226 1.7%
Severe Neglect   242 1.8%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,756 20.7%
General Neglect   4,340 32.5%   Substantial Risk   0 0.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,522 11.4%   Total     13,335 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF AUGUST 31, 2010
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,041     8    
  Family Maintenance     12,108     70      
      Under 12 Months 11,039              
      Over 12 Months 1,069              
  Family Reunification     9,030     1,732      
      Under 18 Months 8,334              
      Over 18 Months 696              
  Permanent Placement     10,757     3,558      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,936     5,368      
  * 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 7,310
Birth - 2 Years   6,223 18.9%   Foster Family Home   1,223
3 - 4 Years     3,836 11.6%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,814
5 - 9 Years   7,834 23.8%   Small Family Home   87
10 - 13 Years     5,954 18.1%   Group Home   947
14 - 15 Years     3,583 10.9%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 26
16 - 17 Years   3,841 11.7%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,407
18 Years & Older   1,665 5.1%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 159
Age Total   32,936 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 770
Gender   Guardian Home 2,448
Male   16,440 49.9%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,784
Female   16,496 50.1%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,936 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,432 children received D Rate and 425 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,821 11.6%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     18,434 56.0%  
African American     9,636 29.3%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     627 1.9%   Foster Homes ** 1,011 2,496
American Indian/Alaskan Native   137 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,982 11,606
Filipino     171 0.5%       In Los Angeles County   2,754 7,842
Other   110 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,228 3,764
Ethnicity Total     32,936 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   75 126
  Group Homes *   184 2,510
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   144 1,849
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 61     Out-of-County   40 661
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 3    
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS), and * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            counts reflected data as of 12/5/2010.     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