COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - JANUARY 2013 
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,010
In-Person Response           12,306
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,655  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       9,651  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,316
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,370 9.6%   Exploitation   8 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,046 21.3%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   211 1.5%
Severe Neglect   253 1.8%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,389 23.7%
General Neglect   4,211 29.4%   Total   14,316 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,828 12.8%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JANUARY 31, 2013
FM and FR Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,225     5    
  Family Maintenance     13,840     58    
      Under 12 Months 11,933            
      Over 12 Months 1,907            
  Family Reunification     9,558     1,634      
      Under 18 Months 8,580            
      Over 18 Months 978            
  Permanent Placement     9,344     3,517      
  Supportive Transition   1,012     1      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 34,979     5,215      
  * 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 8,513
Birth - 2 Years   6,768 19.3%   Foster Family Home   1,223
3 - 4 Years   4,261 12.2%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   4,925
5 - 9 Years   9,054 25.9%   Small Family Home   38
10 - 13 Years   5,980 17.1%   Group Home   1,001
14 - 15 Years   3,287 9.4%   Supervised Independent Living Placement   257
16 - 17 Years   3,618 10.3%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 98
18 Years & Older   2,011 5.7%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 16,055
Age Total   34,979 100.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 185
    Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 737
Gender   Guardian Home 2,124
Male   17,457 49.9%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,101
Female   17,522 50.1%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   34,979 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,182 children received D Rate and 410 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     3,931 11.2%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,606 58.9%  
African American     9,256 26.5%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     558 1.6%   Foster Homes **   545 1,663
American Indian/Alaskan Native   169 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 2,980 7,427
Filipino     223 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,234 5,581
Other   236 0.7%       Out-of-County       746 1,846
Ethnicity Total     34,979 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   61 64
  Group Homes *   176 2,487
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   139 1,909
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