COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES                                
FACT SHEET  
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  FEBRUARY 2007  
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)    
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES    
Emergency Response Referral Children Received         
Evaluated Out         1,295  
In-Person Response           11,388  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             3,804    
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       7,584    
Total Referral Children Received during Month             12,683  
               
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE  
Sexual Abuse   855 6.7%   Exploitation   5 0.0%  
Physical Abuse   2,439 19.2%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   465 3.7%  
Severe Neglect   149 1.2%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,478 19.5%    
General Neglect   3,237 25.5%   Substantial Risk   2,216 17.5%  
Emotional Abuse   839 6.6%   Total     12,683 100.0%      
                     
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF FEBRUARY 28, 2007  
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases)   1,007      
  Family Maintenance         10,688        
      Under 12 Months       9,453            
      Over 12 Months       1,235            
  Family Reunification         9,758        
      Under 18 Months       9,080            
      Over 18 Months       678            
  Permanent Placement         14,840        
  Adoption Services Cases         1,819        
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services     38,112        
   
CHILD CHARACTERISTICS   CHILDREN IN OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT  
Age       Relative/Non-Relative Extended Family Member Home 10,920  
 
     
Birth - 2 Years   6,499 17.1%   Foster Family Home   1,767  
3 - 4 Years     3,656 9.6%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   6,100  
5 - 9 Years   8,883 23.3%   Small Family Home   138      
10 - 13 Years     7,810 20.5%   Group Home     1,506      
14 - 15 Years     4,697 12.3%   Other (Tribal and Court Specified Homes) 52    
16 - 17 Years   4,640 12.2%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 20,483  
18 Years & Older   1,927 5.1%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 193      
Age Total   38,112 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,207    
Gender   Guardian Home 3,227  
Male   18,942 49.7%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  25,110  
Female   19,170 50.3%   Home, and Guardian Home)    
Gender Total   38,112 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 2,366 children received D Rate and 912 received F Rate care.  
Ethnicity      
White   5,123 13.4%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES  
Hispanic   19,406 50.9%    
African American     12,109 31.8%     Homes Beds  
Asian/Pacific Islander     921 2.4%   Foster Homes ** 2,341 5,703    
American Indian/Alaskan Native   207 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report)   4,577 12,725    
Filipino     215 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,077 8,369      
Other   131 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,500 4,356  
Ethnicity Total   38,112 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   111 270  
  Group Homes *   334 4,050  
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County     233 2,848  
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 77     Out-of-County   101 1,202  
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month   3      
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS)  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support Section.  
            on 04/16/07.  Counts reflect data as of the date when data were extracted. ** Excluded licensed homes on hold.  
            A child is counted once during the report month.        
 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