COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  FEBRUARY 2010
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,911
In-Person Response           11,136
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed     1,737  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation   9,399  
Total Referral Children Received during Month     13,047
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,329 10.2%   Exploitation   5 0.0%
Physical Abuse   2,980 22.8%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   216 1.7%
Severe Neglect   176 1.3%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,412 26.2%
General Neglect   3,536 27.1%   Substantial Risk     0.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,393 10.7%   Total     13,047 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF FEBRUARY 28, 2010
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 858     10    
  Family Maintenance     11,100     64      
      Under 12 Months 10,097              
      Over 12 Months 1,003              
  Family Reunification     8,772     1,879      
      Under 18 Months 8,038              
      Over 18 Months 734              
  Permanent Placement     11,469     3,616      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,199     5,569      
  * 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 7,472
Birth - 2 Years   6,003 18.6%   Foster Family Home   1,204
3 - 4 Years     3,631 11.3%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,905
5 - 9 Years   7,518 23.3%   Small Family Home   97
10 - 13 Years     5,930 18.4%   Group Home   911
14 - 15 Years     3,541 11.0%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 32
16 - 17 Years   3,795 11.8%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,621
18 Years & Older   1,781 5.5%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 162
Age Total   32,199 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 992
Gender   Guardian Home 2,588
Male   16,057 49.9%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,363
Female   16,142 50.1%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,199 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,570 children received D Rate and 429 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,716 11.5%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     17,827 55.4%  
African American     9,630 29.9%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     589 1.8%   Foster Homes ** 1,113 2,765
American Indian/Alaskan Native   141 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,323 12,376
Filipino     192 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,025 8,623
Other   104 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,298 3,753
Ethnicity Total     32,199 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   83 159
  Group Homes *   186 2,513
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   146 1,871
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 53     Out-of-County   40 642
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 7    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 6/7/2010. * 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