COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - DECEMBER 2012 
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,653
In-Person Response           10,269
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,063  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       8,206  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             11,922
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,180 9.9%   Exploitation   5 0.0%
Physical Abuse   2,657 22.3%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   169 1.4%
Severe Neglect   262 2.2%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,849 23.9%
General Neglect   3,331 27.9%   Total   11,922 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,469 12.3%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2012
FM and FR Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,288     5    
  Family Maintenance     13,945     57    
      Under 12 Months 11,987            
      Over 12 Months 1,958            
  Family Reunification     9,580     1,562      
      Under 18 Months 8,569            
      Over 18 Months 1,011            
  Permanent Placement     9,363     3,546      
  Supportive Transition   1,019     3      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,195     5,173      
  * 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 8,479
Birth - 2 Years   6,804 19.3%   Foster Family Home   1,212
3 - 4 Years   4,310 12.2%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   4,901
5 - 9 Years   9,070 25.8%   Small Family Home   37
10 - 13 Years   6,047 17.2%   Group Home   1,042
14 - 15 Years   3,330 9.5%   Supervised Independent Living Placement   234
16 - 17 Years   3,663 10.4%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 80
18 Years & Older   1,971 5.6%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,985
Age Total   35,195 100.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 187
    Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 768
Gender   Guardian Home 2,114
Male   17,569 49.9%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,054
Female   17,626 50.1%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,195 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,182 children received D Rate and 415 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     3,995 11.4%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,666 58.7%  
African American     9,313 26.5%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     601 1.7%   Foster Homes **   540 1,652
American Indian/Alaskan Native   163 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 2,979 7,521
Filipino     218 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,252 5,666
Other   239 0.7%       Out-of-County       727 1,855
Ethnicity Total     35,195 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   62 68
  Group Homes *   176 2,487
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   139 1,909
Children Who Ran Away During the Month Not Available     Out-of-County   37 578
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