COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES  
Evaluated Out         26,715
In-Person Response           148,534
Total Referral Children Received during Year             175,249
             
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   17,161 9.8%   Exploitation   89 0.1%
Physical Abuse   37,815 21.6%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   2,403 1.4%
Severe Neglect   3,460 2.0%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   42,347 24.2%
General Neglect   51,031 29.1%   Total   175,249 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   20,943 12.0%          
             
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JUNE 30, 2012
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases)     1,210   8    
  Family Maintenance       14,361   42      
      Under 12 Months 12,286              
      Over 12 Months 2,075              
  Family Reunification     9,092   1,531      
      Under 18 Months 8,066              
      Over 18 Months 1,026              
  Permanent Placement     10,373   3,605      
  Supportive Transition   9          
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,045     5,186      
  * 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 8,128
Birth - 2 Years   6,665 19.0%   Foster Family Home   1,184
3 - 4 Years     4,389 12.5%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,004
5 - 9 Years   9,003 25.7%   Small Family Home   46
10 - 13 Years     6,147 17.5%   Group Home   1,031
14 - 15 Years     3,382 9.7%   Other (Tribal and Court Specified Homes) 85
16 - 17 Years   3,691 10.5%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,478
18 Years & Older   1,768 5.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 183
Age Total   35,045 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 854
Gender   Guardian Home 2,154
Male   17,518 50.0%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,669
Female   17,527 50.0%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,045 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,265 children received D Rate and 417 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White   4,063 11.6%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic   20,478 58.4%  
African American     9,293 26.5%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     638 1.8%   Foster Homes ** 520 1,610
American Indian/Alaskan Native   157 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,024 7,746
Filipino     209 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,322 5,950
Other   207 0.6%       Out-of-County   702 1,796
Ethnicity Total   35,045 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   65 82
  Group Homes *   177 2,493
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,915
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 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