COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  DECEMBER 2009
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  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,015
In-Person Response           10,043
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,424  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       7,619  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             12,058
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,262 10.5%   Exploitation   6 0.0%
Physical Abuse   2,755 22.8%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   210 1.7%
Severe Neglect   179 1.5%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,883 23.9%
General Neglect   3,573 29.6%   Substantial Risk   0 0.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,190 9.9%   Total     12,058 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2009
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 882     7    
  Family Maintenance     10,847     104      
      Under 12 Months 9,876              
      Over 12 Months 971              
  Family Reunification     8,883     1,855      
      Under 18 Months 8,186              
      Over 18 Months 697              
  Permanent Placement     11,705     3,838      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,317     5,804      
  * 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 7,525
Birth - 2 Years   5,948 18.4%   Foster Family Home   1,228
3 - 4 Years     3,630 11.2%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   6,022
5 - 9 Years   7,546 23.3%   Small Family Home   96
10 - 13 Years     5,966 18.5%   Group Home   908
14 - 15 Years     3,595 11.1%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 37
16 - 17 Years   3,841 11.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,816
18 Years & Older   1,791 5.5%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 161
Age Total   32,317 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,008
Gender   Guardian Home 2,650
Male   15,995 49.5%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,635
Female   16,322 50.5%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,317 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,582 children received D Rate and 421 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,758 11.6%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     17,947 55.5%  
African American     9,533 29.5%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     619 1.9%   Foster Homes ** 1,143 2,848
American Indian/Alaskan Native   145 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,290 13,033
Filipino     202 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,988 9,028
Other   113 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,302 4,005
Ethnicity Total     32,317 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   85 162
  Group Homes *   190 2,542
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   148 1,904
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 64     Out-of-County   42 638
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 7    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 3/16/2010. * 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