COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES  
Evaluated Out         26,440
In-Person Response           142,977
Total Referral Children Received during Year             169,417
             
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   17,042 10.1%   Exploitation   94 0.1%
Physical Abuse   37,184 21.9%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   2,804 1.7%
Severe Neglect   3,076 1.8%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   40,903 24.1%
General Neglect   48,527 28.6%   Total   169,417 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   19,787 11.7%          
             
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JUNE 30, 2011
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases)     1,046   10    
  Family Maintenance       14,673   28      
      Under 12 Months 13,350              
      Over 12 Months 1,323              
  Family Reunification     9,112   1,198      
      Under 18 Months 8,342              
      Over 18 Months 770              
  Permanent Placement     10,592   3,639      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,423     4,875      
  * 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 7,596
Birth - 2 Years   6,810 19.2%   Foster Family Home   1,238
3 - 4 Years     4,355 12.3%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,456
5 - 9 Years   8,688 24.5%   Small Family Home   68
10 - 13 Years     6,413 18.1%   Group Home   1,051
14 - 15 Years     3,593 10.1%   Other (Tribal and Court Specified Homes) 27
16 - 17 Years   3,897 11.0%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,436
18 Years & Older   1,667 4.7%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 184
Age Total   35,423 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 848
Gender   Guardian Home 2,250
Male   17,478 49.3%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,718
Female   17,945 50.7%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,423 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,364children received D Rate and 433 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White   4,206 11.9%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic   20,245 57.2%  
African American     9,886 27.9%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     560 1.6%   Foster Homes ** 937 2,383
American Indian/Alaskan Native   150 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,188 8,717
Filipino     200 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,493 6,785
Other   176 0.5%       Out-of-County   695 1,932
Ethnicity Total   35,423 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   163 2,687
  Group Homes *   177 2,492
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,855
Children Who Ran Away During the Month   698     Out-of-County   37 637
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month   54    
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS)  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and
            Counts reflect data as of the date when data were extracted. Support 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   
               System (CWS/CMS) Datamart History Table, unless stated otherwise.                           Prepared by: BIS Information Technology Services Division - Statistics Section