COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
     
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES - FEBRUARY 2014
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,231
In-Person Response           12,352
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,292  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,060  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,583
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,327 9.1%   Exploitation   6 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,323 21.8%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   147 1.4%
Severe Neglect   205 1.9%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,430 23.0%
General Neglect   4,435 31.7%   Total   14,583 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,710 11.1%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF FEBRUARY 28, 2014
FM and FR Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,217     7    
  Family Maintenance     13,846     32    
      Under 12 Months 12,125              
      Over 12 Months 1,721              
  Family Reunification     10,935     1,408      
      Under 18 Months 9,558              
      Over 18 Months 1,377              
  Permanent Placement     8,888     3,729      
  Supportive Transition   1,811     4      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 36,697     5,180      
  * 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 9,243
Birth - 2 Years   7,137 19.4%   Foster Family Home   1,371
3 - 4 Years   4,451 12.1%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,125
5 - 9 Years   9,641 26.3%   Small Family Home   37
10 - 13 Years   6,245 17.1%   Group Home   1,080
14 - 15 Years   3,231 8.8%   Supervised Independent Living Placement   843
16 - 17 Years   3,508 9.6%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 34
18 Years & Older   2,484 6.7%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 17,733
Age Total     36,697 100.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 192
    Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 773
Gender   Guardian Home 2,001
Male   18,252 49.8%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  20,699
Female   18,445 50.2%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total     36,697 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,209 children received D Rate and 399 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity       FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
White   4,073 10.9%  
Hispanic   21,919 60.0%     Homes Beds
African American   9,435 25.6%   Foster Homes **   584 1,753
Asian/Pacific Islander   553 1.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,000 7,013
American Indian/Alaskan Native   167 0.5%       In Los Angeles County     2,212 5,106
Filipino   247 0.7%       Out-of-County       788 1,907
Other   303 0.8%   Small Family Homes **     58 52
Ethnicity Total     36,697 100.0%   Group Homes *   184 2,289
      In Los Angeles County     152 1,835
        Out-of-County   32 454
     
  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support Section
  ** Excluded licensed homes on hold.
   
   
         Source: Data are from the Child Welfare Services/Case Management            Prepared by: BIS - Information and Decision Support Systems
                       System (CWS/CMS) Datamart History Table, unless stated otherwise.