COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  FEBRUARY 2011
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,954
In-Person Response           11,205
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,106  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       9,099  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             13,159
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,242 9.4%   Exploitation   9 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,095 23.5%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   201 1.5%
Severe Neglect   211 1.6%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,388 25.7%
General Neglect   3,470 26.4%   Total   13,159 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,543 11.7%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF FEBRUARY 28, 2011
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 924     8    
  Family Maintenance     13,390     56      
      Under 12 Months 12,196              
      Over 12 Months 1,194              
  Family Reunification     9,412     1,309      
      Under 18 Months 8,561              
      Over 18 Months 851              
  Permanent Placement     10,499     3,515      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 34,225     4,888      
  * 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 7,675
Birth - 2 Years   6,576 19.2%   Foster Family Home   1,221
3 - 4 Years     4,210 12.3%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,614
5 - 9 Years   8,296 24.2%   Small Family Home   71
10 - 13 Years     6,069 17.7%   Group Home   1,044
14 - 15 Years     3,523 10.3%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 25
16 - 17 Years   3,917 11.4%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,650
18 Years & Older   1,634 4.8%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 183
Age Total   34,225 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 741
Gender   Guardian Home 2,315
Male   16,977 49.6%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,889
Female   17,248 50.4%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   34,225 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,411 children received D Rate and 435 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     4,007 11.7%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     19,389 56.7%  
African American     9,743 28.5%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     583 1.7%   Foster Homes ** 953 2,412
American Indian/Alaskan Native   135 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,809 10,660
Filipino     206 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,627 7,128
Other   162 0.5%       Out-of-County   1,182 3,532
Ethnicity Total     34,225 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   73 115
  Group Homes *   177 2,486
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,849
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 54     Out-of-County   37 637
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 4    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 5/18/2011. * 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