COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - FEBRUARY 2012
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,591
In-Person Response           13,480
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,638  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,842  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             16,071
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,665 10.4%   Exploitation   6 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,498 21.8%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   173 1.1%
Severe Neglect   274 1.7%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,159 25.9%
General Neglect   4,580 28.5%   Total   16,071 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,716 10.7%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF FEBRUARY 29, 2012
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,121     5    
  Family Maintenance     14,459     18    
      Under 12 Months 12,650            
      Over 12 Months 1,809            
  Family Reunification     8,900     1,337      
      Under 18 Months 7,919            
      Over 18 Months 981            
  Permanent Placement     10,331     3,551      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 34,811     4,911      
  * 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 7,841
Birth - 2 Years   6,722 19.3%   Foster Family Home   1,171
3 - 4 Years   4,246 12.2%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,058
5 - 9 Years   8,841 25.4%   Small Family Home   54
10 - 13 Years   6,185 17.8%   Group Home   1,028
14 - 15 Years   3,420 9.8%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 41
16 - 17 Years   3,712 10.7%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,193
18 Years & Older   1,685 4.8%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 183
Age Total   34,811 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 864
Gender   Guardian Home 2,121
Male   17,281 49.6%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,361
Female   17,530 50.4%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   34,811 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,280 children received D Rate and 428 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     4,042 11.6%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,170 57.9%  
African American     9,351 26.9%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     636 1.8%   Foster Homes **   787 2,080
American Indian/Alaskan Native   178 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 0 0
Filipino     214 0.6%       In Los Angeles County    
Other   220 0.6%       Out-of-County        
Ethnicity Total     34,811 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   69 95
  Group Homes *   176 2,491
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   139 1,913
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 from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of mm/dd/yyyy. * 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