COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - AUGUST 2013 
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,118
In-Person Response           12,081
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,694  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       9,387  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,199
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,355 9.5%   Exploitation   7 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,039 21.4%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   154 1.1%
Severe Neglect   353 2.5%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,055 21.5%
General Neglect   4,448 31.3%   Total   14,199 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,788 12.6%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF AUGUST 31, 2013
FM and FR Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,268     14    
  Family Maintenance     13,773     48    
      Under 12 Months 11,955              
      Over 12 Months 1,818              
  Family Reunification     10,746     1,826      
      Under 18 Months 9,672              
      Over 18 Months 1,074              
  Permanent Placement     8,892     3,595      
  Supportive Transition   1,481     1      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 36,160     5,484      
  * 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 8,946
Birth - 2 Years   7,134 19.7%   Foster Family Home   1,319
3 - 4 Years   4,351 12.0%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,139
5 - 9 Years   9,483 26.2%   Small Family Home   41
10 - 13 Years   6,171 17.1%   Group Home   1,063
14 - 15 Years   3,244 9.0%   Supervised Independent Living Placement   427
16 - 17 Years   3,509 9.7%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 205
18 Years & Older   2,268 6.3%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 17,140
Age Total   36,160 100.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 178
    Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 733
Gender   Guardian Home 2,052
Male   18,029 49.9%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  20,103
Female   18,131 50.1%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   36,160 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,167 children received D Rate and 404 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity       FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
White   4,016 11.1%  
Hispanic   21,453 59.3%     Homes Beds
African American     9,354 25.9%   Foster Homes **   543 1,650
Asian/Pacific Islander     611 1.7%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report)   2,954 7,224
American Indian/Alaskan Native   176 0.5%       In Los Angeles County     2,185 5,347
Filipino     268 0.7%       Out-of-County       769 1,877
Other   282 0.8%   Small Family Homes **     59 58
Ethnicity Total   36,160 100.0%   Group Homes *   175 2,473
      In Los Angeles County     138 1,896
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     Out-of-County   37 577
Children Who Ran Away During the Month Not Available    
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month Not Available   * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of mm/dd/yyyy.     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          Prepared by: BIS - Information and Decision Support Systems
                   System (CWS/CMS) Datamart History Table, unless stated otherwise.