COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  FEBRUARY 2009
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,971
In-Person Response           10,364
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             3,394  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       6,970  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             12,335
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,111 9.0%   Exploitation   6 0.0%
Physical Abuse   2,764 22.4%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   262 2.1%
Severe Neglect   151 1.2%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,244 26.3%
General Neglect   3,335 27.0%   Substantial Risk   241 2.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,221 9.9%   Total     12,335 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF FEBRUARY 28, 2009
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 603     6    
  Family Maintenance     10,580     110      
      Under 12 Months 9,574              
      Over 12 Months 1,006              
  Family Reunification     8,273     1,472      
      Under 18 Months 7,713              
      Over 18 Months 560              
  Permanent Placement     13,425     4,580      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,881     6,168      
  * 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 7,961
Birth - 2 Years   5,968 18.2%   Foster Family Home   1,317
3 - 4 Years     3,524 10.7%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,778
5 - 9 Years   7,674 23.3%   Small Family Home   118
10 - 13 Years     6,199 18.9%   Group Home   972
14 - 15 Years     3,785 11.5%   Other (Tribal and Court Specified Homes) 53
16 - 17 Years   3,940 12.0%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 16,199
18 Years & Older   1,791 5.4%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 182
Age Total   32,881 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,294
Gender   Guardian Home 2,982
Male   16,349 49.7%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  20,657
Female   16,532 50.3%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,881 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,706 children received D Rate and 506 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White   3,913 11.9%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic   18,074 55.0%  
African American     9,878 30.0%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     598 1.8%   Foster Homes ** 1,355 3,333
American Indian/Alaskan Native   144 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,939 14,280
Filipino     199 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,028 8,814
Other   75 0.2%       Out-of-County   1,911 5,466
Ethnicity Total   32,881 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   93 196
  Group Homes *   214 2,758
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   171 2,108
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 60     Out-of-County   43 650
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 0    
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS)  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            on 5/11/2009.  Counts reflect data as of the date when data were extracted.   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