COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - JANUARY 2012
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,205
In-Person Response           12,143
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,401  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       9,742  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,348
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,418 9.9%   Exploitation   6 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,099 21.6%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   223 1.6%
Severe Neglect   249 1.7%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,387 23.6%
General Neglect   4,218 29.4%   Total   14,348 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,748 12.2%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2011
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 983     5    
  Family Maintenance     14,371     22    
      Under 12 Months 12,633            
      Over 12 Months 1,738            
  Family Reunification     9,008     1,312      
      Under 18 Months 8,077            
      Over 18 Months 931            
  Permanent Placement     10,276     3,521      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 34,638     4,860      
  * 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 7,863
Birth - 2 Years   6,651 19.2%   Foster Family Home   1,168
3 - 4 Years   4,261 12.3%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,043
5 - 9 Years   8,754 25.3%   Small Family Home   54
10 - 13 Years   6,152 17.8%   Group Home   1,025
14 - 15 Years   3,425 9.9%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 38
16 - 17 Years   3,731 10.8%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,191
18 Years & Older   1,664 4.8%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 178
Age Total   34,638 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 853
Gender   Guardian Home 2,124
Male   17,220 49.7%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,346
Female   17,418 50.3%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   34,638 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,279 children received D Rate and 419 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     4,042 11.7%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,081 58.0%  
African American     9,314 26.9%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     621 1.8%   Foster Homes **    
American Indian/Alaskan Native   174 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 0 0
Filipino     204 0.6%       In Los Angeles County    
Other   202 0.6%       Out-of-County        
Ethnicity Total     34,638 100.0%   Small Family Homes **    
  Group Homes *   176 2,491
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   139 1,913
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