COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  JULY 2010
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,014
In-Person Response           10,490
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,118  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       8,372  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             12,504
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,461 11.7%   Exploitation   6 0.0%
Physical Abuse   2,388 19.1%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   228 1.8%
Severe Neglect   298 2.4%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,630 21.0%
General Neglect   3,991 31.9%   Substantial Risk     0.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,502 12.0%   Total     12,504 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JULY 31, 2010
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 985     8    
  Family Maintenance     12,028     47      
      Under 12 Months 11,016              
      Over 12 Months 1,012              
  Family Reunification     8,857     1,816      
      Under 18 Months 8,156              
      Over 18 Months 701              
  Permanent Placement     10,963     3,578      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,833     5,449      
  * 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 7,263
Birth - 2 Years   6,157 18.8%   Foster Family Home   1,230
3 - 4 Years     3,786 11.5%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,819
5 - 9 Years   7,775 23.7%   Small Family Home   90
10 - 13 Years     5,938 18.1%   Group Home   950
14 - 15 Years     3,575 10.9%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 23
16 - 17 Years   3,871 11.8%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,375
18 Years & Older   1,731 5.3%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 165
Age Total   32,833 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 901
Gender   Guardian Home 2,458
Male   16,334 49.7%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,899
Female   16,499 50.3%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,833 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,477 children received D Rate and 423 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,819 11.6%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     18,280 55.7%  
African American     9,662 29.4%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     641 2.0%   Foster Homes ** 1,031 2,545
American Indian/Alaskan Native   147 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,021 11,534
Filipino     170 0.5%       In Los Angeles County   2,808 7,857
Other   114 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,213 3,677
Ethnicity Total     32,833 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   77 138
  Group Homes *   184 2,510
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   144 1,849
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 69     Out-of-County   40 661
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 7    
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS), and * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            counts reflected data as of 10/6/2010.     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