COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  JULY 2011
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,735
In-Person Response           9,913
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,088  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       7,825  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             11,648
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,114 9.6%   Exploitation   6 0.1%
Physical Abuse   2,368 20.3%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   199 1.7%
Severe Neglect   291 2.5%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,288 19.6%
General Neglect   3,800 32.6%   Total   11,648 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,582 13.6%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JULY 31, 2011
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 941     5    
  Family Maintenance     14,960     28      
      Under 12 Months 13,518              
      Over 12 Months 1,442              
  Family Reunification     9,151     1,167      
      Under 18 Months 8,400              
      Over 18 Months 751              
  Permanent Placement     10,586     3,592      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,638     4,792      
  * 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 7,708
Birth - 2 Years   6,824 19.1%   Foster Family Home   1,217
3 - 4 Years     4,398 12.3%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,363
5 - 9 Years   8,794 24.7%   Small Family Home   61
10 - 13 Years     6,422 18.0%   Group Home   1,041
14 - 15 Years     3,603 10.1%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 23
16 - 17 Years   3,941 11.1%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,413
18 Years & Older   1,656 4.6%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 172
Age Total   35,638 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 898
Gender   Guardian Home 2,211
Male   17,615 49.4%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,694
Female   18,023 50.6%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,638 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,347children received D Rate and 423 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     4,213 11.8%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,418 57.3%  
African American     9,878 27.7%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     579 1.6%   Foster Homes ** 935 2,371
American Indian/Alaskan Native   149 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 0 0
Filipino     196 0.5%       In Los Angeles County    
Other   205 0.6%       Out-of-County    
Ethnicity Total     35,638 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   71 104
  Group Homes *   177 2,492
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,855
Children Who Ran Away During the Month Not Available     Out-of-County   37 637
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