COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  JANUARY 2011
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,217
In-Person Response           11,098
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,293  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       8,805  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             13,315
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,357 10.2%   Exploitation   6 0.0%
Physical Abuse   2,870 21.6%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   203 1.5%
Severe Neglect   273 2.1%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,129 23.5%
General Neglect   3,897 29.3%   Total   13,315 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,580 11.9%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JANUARY 31, 2011
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 875     5    
  Family Maintenance     13,173     45      
      Under 12 Months 11,954              
      Over 12 Months 1,219              
  Family Reunification     9,439     1,312      
      Under 18 Months 8,633              
      Over 18 Months 806              
  Permanent Placement     10,460     3,443      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 33,947     4,805      
  * 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 7,620
Birth - 2 Years   6,534 19.2%   Foster Family Home   1,197
3 - 4 Years     4,126 12.2%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,596
5 - 9 Years   8,219 24.2%   Small Family Home   74
10 - 13 Years     6,015 17.7%   Group Home   1,010
14 - 15 Years     3,569 10.5%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 30
16 - 17 Years   3,862 11.4%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,527
18 Years & Older   1,622 4.8%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 181
Age Total   33,947 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 740
Gender   Guardian Home 2,317
Male   16,827 49.6%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,765
Female   17,120 50.4%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   33,947 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,392 children received D Rate and 438 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,933 11.6%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     19,218 56.6%  
African American     9,727 28.7%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     582 1.7%   Foster Homes ** 982 2,446
American Indian/Alaskan Native   128 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,880 11,038
Filipino     198 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,678 7,419
Other   161 0.5%       Out-of-County   1,202 3,619
Ethnicity Total     33,947 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   73 115
  Group Homes *   177 2,460
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,823
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 55     Out-of-County   37 637
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 2    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 5/18/2011. * 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