COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - DECEMBER 2011
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,833
In-Person Response           10,186
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,314  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       7,872  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             12,019
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,151 9.6%   Exploitation   10 0.1%
Physical Abuse   2,499 20.8%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   154 1.3%
Severe Neglect   253 2.1%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,962 24.6%
General Neglect   3,537 29.4%   Total   12,019 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,453 12.1%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2011
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 938     6    
  Family Maintenance     14,648     20      
      Under 12 Months 12,969            
      Over 12 Months 1,679            
  Family Reunification     9,053     1,217      
      Under 18 Months 8,172            
      Over 18 Months 881            
  Permanent Placement     10,348     3,575      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 34,987     4,818      
  * 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 7,924
Birth - 2 Years   6,722 19.2%   Foster Family Home   1,173
3 - 4 Years   4,335 12.4%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   4,987
5 - 9 Years   8,847 25.3%   Small Family Home   53
10 - 13 Years   6,190 17.7%   Group Home   1,032
14 - 15 Years   3,422 9.8%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 35
16 - 17 Years   3,797 10.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,204
18 Years & Older   1,674 4.8%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 192
Age Total   34,987 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 877
Gender   Guardian Home 2,116
Male   17,349 49.6%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,389
Female   17,638 50.4%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   34,987 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,278 children received D Rate and 410 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     4,095 11.7%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,257 57.9%  
African American     9,443 27.0%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     619 1.8%   Foster Homes **   814 2,138
American Indian/Alaskan Native   176 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,102 8,170
Filipino     194 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,423 6,536
Other   203 0.6%       Out-of-County       679 1,634
Ethnicity Total     34,987 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   69 98
  Group Homes *   176 2,486
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   139 1,849
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