COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - FEBRUARY 2013 
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,027
In-Person Response           12,270
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,195  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,075  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,297
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,370 9.6%   Exploitation   5 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,197 22.4%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   173 1.2%
Severe Neglect   288 2.0%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,652 25.5%
General Neglect   3,961 27.7%   Total   14,297 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,651 11.5%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF FEBRUARY 28, 2013
FM and FR Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,278     5    
  Family Maintenance     13,822     51    
      Under 12 Months 11,871              
      Over 12 Months 1,951              
  Family Reunification     9,606     1,684      
      Under 18 Months 8,673              
      Over 18 Months 933              
  Permanent Placement     9,391     3,547      
  Supportive Transition   1,012     1      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,109     5,288      
  * 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 8,480
Birth - 2 Years   6,825 19.4%   Foster Family Home   1,236
3 - 4 Years   4,279 12.2%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   4,980
5 - 9 Years   9,142 26.0%   Small Family Home   37
10 - 13 Years   5,958 17.0%   Group Home   1,017
14 - 15 Years   3,280 9.3%   Supervised Independent Living Placement   272
16 - 17 Years   3,571 10.2%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 105
18 Years & Older   2,054 5.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 16,127
Age Total   35,109 100.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 187
    Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 775
Gender   Guardian Home 2,143
Male   17,550 50.0%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,232
Female   17,559 50.0%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,109 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,184 children received D Rate and 398 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     3,982 11.3%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,654 58.8%  
African American     9,263 26.4%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     576 1.6%   Foster Homes **   540 1,661
American Indian/Alaskan Native   166 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 2,973 7,428
Filipino     227 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,244 5,556
Other   241 0.7%       Out-of-County       729 1,872
Ethnicity Total     35,109 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   61 64
  Group Homes *   176 2,487
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   139 1,909
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