COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                        DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES                                
FACT SHEET  
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  JULY 2006  
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)    
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES   
Emergency Response Referral Children Received        
Evaluated Out         1,338  
In-Person Response           11,119  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             4,106    
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       7,013    
Total Referral Children Received during Month             12,457  
               
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE  
Sexual Abuse   868 7.0%   Exploitation   15 0.1%  
Physical Abuse   2,161 17.3%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   493 4.0%  
Severe Neglect   183 1.5%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,117 17.0%    
General Neglect   3,753 30.1%   Substantial Risk   1,869 15.0%  
Emotional Abuse   998 8.0%   Total     12,457 100.0%      
                     
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JULY 31, 2006  
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases)   1,029      
  Family Maintenance         10,578        
      Under 12 Months       9,241            
      Over 12 Months       1,337            
  Family Reunification         9,326        
      Under 18 Months       8,652            
      Over 18 Months       674            
  Permanent Placement         15,224        
  Adoptions           2,098        
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services     38,255        
   
CHILD CHARACTERISTICS   CHILDREN IN OUT-OF-HOME PLACEMENT  
Age       Relative/Non-Relative Extended Family Member Home 11,065  
 
     
Birth - 2 Years   6,355 16.6%   Foster Family Home   1,825  
3 - 4 Years     3,658 9.6%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   6,054  
5 - 9 Years   8,891 23.2%   Small Family Home   150      
10 - 13 Years     8,107 21.2%   Group Home     1,595      
14 - 15 Years     4,772 12.5%   Other (Tribal and Court Specified Homes) 54    
16 - 17 Years   4,560 11.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 20,743  
18 Years & Older   1,912 5.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 196      
Age Total   38,255 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,277    
Gender   Guardian Home 3,223  
Male   19,048 49.8%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive 25,439  
Female   19,207 50.2%   Home, and Guardian Home)    
Gender Total   38,255 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 2,540 children received D Rate and 1,030 received F Rate care.  
Ethnicity      
White   5,101 13.3%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES  
Hispanic   19,263 50.4%    
African American     12,451 32.5%     Homes Beds  
Asian/Pacific Islander     925 2.4%   Foster Homes 3,270 7,759    
American Indian/Alaskan Native   192 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report)   4,538 12,587    
Filipino     194 0.5%       In Los Angeles County   3,103 8,348  
Other   129 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,435 4,239  
Ethnicity Total   38,255 100.0%   Small Family Homes   152 436  
  Group Homes*   319 3,715  
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County     238 2,752  
Children Who Ran Away During the Month Not Available     Out-of-County   81 963  
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 7      
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS) * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support Section.  
            on 9/18/06.  Counts reflect data as of the date when data were extracted.  
            A child is counted once during the report month.        
 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