COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  JULY 2009
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,851
In-Person Response           9,992
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             3,560  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       6,432  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             11,843
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,245 10.5%   Exploitation   8 0.1%
Physical Abuse   2,388 20.2%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   231 2.0%
Severe Neglect   164 1.4%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,441 20.6%
General Neglect   3,742 31.6%   Substantial Risk   220 1.9%
Emotional Abuse   1,404 11.9%   Total     11,843 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JULY 31, 2009
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 635     2    
  Family Maintenance     10,390     58      
      Under 12 Months 9,359              
      Over 12 Months 1,031              
  Family Reunification     8,089     1,780      
      Under 18 Months 7,529              
      Over 18 Months 560              
  Permanent Placement     12,685     4,352      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 31,799     6,192      
  * 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 7,544
Birth - 2 Years   5,884 18.5%   Foster Family Home   1,202
3 - 4 Years     3,444 10.8%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,749
5 - 9 Years   7,433 23.4%   Small Family Home   106
10 - 13 Years     5,894 18.5%   Group Home   920
14 - 15 Years     3,566 11.2%   Other (Tribal and Court Specified Homes) 42
16 - 17 Years   3,796 11.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,563
18 Years & Older   1,782 5.6%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 167
Age Total   31,799 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,377
Gender   Guardian Home 2,757
Male   15,746 49.5%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,864
Female   16,053 50.5%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   31,799 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,635 children received D Rate and 441 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,773 11.9%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     17,581 55.3%  
African American     9,469 29.8%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     587 1.8%   Foster Homes ** 1,228 3,078
American Indian/Alaskan Native   128 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,977 14,401
Filipino     191 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,071 8,837
Other   70 0.2%       Out-of-County   1,906 5,564
Ethnicity Total     31,799 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   87 168
  Group Homes *   195 2,594
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   153 1,956
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 87     Out-of-County   42 638
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 14    
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS)  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            on 11/5/2009.  Counts reflect data as of the date when data were extracted.   Section.
            A child is counted once during the report month.   ** 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