COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  DECEMBER 2010
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,975
In-Person Response           10,005
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,281  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       7,724  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             11,980
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,193 10.0%   Exploitation   6 0.1%
Physical Abuse   2,629 21.9%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   187 1.6%
Severe Neglect   221 1.8%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,760 23.0%
General Neglect   3,513 29.3%   Total   11,980 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,471 12.3%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2010
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 906     8    
  Family Maintenance     12,933     29      
      Under 12 Months 11,696              
      Over 12 Months 1,237              
  Family Reunification     9,441     1,424      
      Under 18 Months 8,672              
      Over 18 Months 769              
  Permanent Placement     10,515     3,525      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 33,795     4,986      
  * 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 7,664
Birth - 2 Years   6,484 19.2%   Foster Family Home   1,225
3 - 4 Years     4,074 12.1%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,632
5 - 9 Years   8,174 24.2%   Small Family Home   75
10 - 13 Years     6,005 17.8%   Group Home   1,011
14 - 15 Years     3,569 10.6%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 29
16 - 17 Years   3,858 11.4%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,636
18 Years & Older   1,631 4.8%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 180
Age Total   33,795 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 744
Gender   Guardian Home 2,336
Male   16,785 49.7%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,896
Female   17,010 50.3%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   33,795 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,385 children received D Rate and 431 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,900 11.5%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     19,041 56.3%  
African American     9,732 28.8%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     606 1.8%   Foster Homes ** 998 2,468
American Indian/Alaskan Native   143 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,917 11,120
Filipino     200 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,699 7,474
Other   173 0.5%       Out-of-County   1,218 3,646
Ethnicity Total     33,795 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   72 109
  Group Homes *   177 2,460
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,823
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 45     Out-of-County   37 637
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 3    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 5/18/2011. * 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