COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  AUGUST 2011
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  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,904
In-Person Response           11,237
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,899  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       8,338  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             13,141
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,248 9.5%   Exploitation   3 0.0%
Physical Abuse   2,538 19.3%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   224 1.7%
Severe Neglect   317 2.4%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,608 19.8%
General Neglect   4,589 34.9%   Total   13,141 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,614 12.3%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF AUGUST 31, 2011
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 990     3    
  Family Maintenance     14,998     25      
      Under 12 Months 13,439              
      Over 12 Months 1,559              
  Family Reunification     9,121     1,183      
      Under 18 Months 8,387              
      Over 18 Months 734              
  Permanent Placement     10,541     3,718      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,650     4,929      
  * 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 7,807
Birth - 2 Years   6,824 19.1%   Foster Family Home   1,220
3 - 4 Years     4,414 12.4%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,284
5 - 9 Years   8,860 24.9%   Small Family Home   59
10 - 13 Years     6,414 18.0%   Group Home   1,035
14 - 15 Years     3,562 10.0%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 27
16 - 17 Years   3,906 11.0%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,432
18 Years & Older   1,670 4.7%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 175
Age Total   35,650 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 832
Gender   Guardian Home 2,174
Male   17,617 49.4%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,613
Female   18,033 50.6%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,650 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,333children received D Rate and 424 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     4,208 11.8%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,477 57.4%  
African American     9,808 27.5%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     579 1.6%   Foster Homes ** 930 2,357
American Indian/Alaskan Native   195 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,154 8,594
Filipino     189 0.5%       In Los Angeles County   2,470 6,780
Other   194 0.5%       Out-of-County   684 1,814
Ethnicity Total     35,650 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   71 104
  Group Homes *   177 2,492
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,855
Children Who Ran Away During the Month Not Available     Out-of-County   37 637
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