COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  JANUARY 2009
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,456
In-Person Response           11,103
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             3,767  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       7,336  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             12,559
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,238 9.9%   Exploitation   13 0.1%
Physical Abuse   2,726 21.7%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   243 1.9%
Severe Neglect   146 1.2%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,850 22.7%
General Neglect   3,879 30.9%   Substantial Risk   311 2.5%
Emotional Abuse   1,153 9.2%   Total     12,559 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JANUARY 31, 2009
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 596     7    
  Family Maintenance     10,722     102      
      Under 12 Months 9,750              
      Over 12 Months 972              
  Family Reunification     8,409     1,543      
      Under 18 Months 7,841              
      Over 18 Months 568              
  Permanent Placement     13,487     4,522      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 33,214     6,174      
  * 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 8,224
Birth - 2 Years   6,010 18.1%   Foster Family Home   1,340
3 - 4 Years     3,565 10.7%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,695
5 - 9 Years   7,743 23.3%   Small Family Home   121
10 - 13 Years     6,279 18.9%   Group Home   995
14 - 15 Years     3,831 11.5%   Other (Tribal and Court Specified Homes) 54
16 - 17 Years   4,001 12.0%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 16,429
18 Years & Older   1,785 5.4%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 184
Age Total   33,214 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,210
Gender   Guardian Home 2,986
Male   16,509 49.7%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  20,809
Female   16,705 50.3%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   33,214 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,720 children received D Rate and 523 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White   3,979 12.0%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic   18,250 54.9%  
African American     9,943 29.9%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     624 1.9%   Foster Homes ** 1,372 3,371
American Indian/Alaskan Native   145 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 5,112 14,339
Filipino     194 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,054 8,812
Other   79 0.2%       Out-of-County   2,058 5,527
Ethnicity Total   33,214 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   93 196
  Group Homes *   218 2,884
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   174 2,225
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 61     Out-of-County   44 659
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 10    
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS)  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            on 4/9/2009.  Counts reflect data as of the date when data were extracted.   Section.
            A child is counted once during the report month.   ** 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