COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  JANUARY 2010
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,895
In-Person Response           10,645
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed     2,205  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation   8,440  
Total Referral Children Received during Month     12,540
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,188 9.5%   Exploitation   13 0.1%
Physical Abuse   2,813 22.4%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   250 2.0%
Severe Neglect   196 1.6%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,140 25.0%
General Neglect   3,642 29.0%   Substantial Risk   0 0.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,298 10.4%   Total     12,540 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JANUARY 31, 2010
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 775     10    
  Family Maintenance     11,004     90      
      Under 12 Months 10,017              
      Over 12 Months 987              
  Family Reunification     8,869     1,788      
      Under 18 Months 8,143              
      Over 18 Months 726              
  Permanent Placement     11,551     3,640      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,199     5,528      
  * 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 7,474
Birth - 2 Years   5,941 18.5%   Foster Family Home   1,216
3 - 4 Years     3,609 11.2%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,956
5 - 9 Years   7,529 23.4%   Small Family Home   93
10 - 13 Years     5,943 18.5%   Group Home   907
14 - 15 Years     3,557 11.0%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 34
16 - 17 Years   3,828 11.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,680
18 Years & Older   1,792 5.6%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 159
Age Total   32,199 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 974
Gender   Guardian Home 2,638
Male   16,021 49.8%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,451
Female   16,178 50.2%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,199 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,569 children received D Rate and 436 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,731 11.6%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     17,853 55.4%  
African American     9,557 29.7%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     624 1.9%   Foster Homes ** 1,125 2,795
American Indian/Alaskan Native   138 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,335 12,805
Filipino     198 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,032 8,846
Other   98 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,303 3,959
Ethnicity Total     32,199 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   84 161
  Group Homes *   188 2,517
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   148 1,893
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 60     Out-of-County   40 624
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 3    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 5/4/2010. * 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