COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - JULY 2012
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,963
In-Person Response           10,837
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,467  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       8,370  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             12,800
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,404 11.0%   Exploitation   5 0.0%
Physical Abuse   2,457 19.2%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   192 1.5%
Severe Neglect   338 2.6%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   2,615 20.4%
General Neglect   4,113 32.1%   Total   12,800 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,676 13.1%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JULY 31, 2012
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,116     6    
  Family Maintenance     14,263     24    
      Under 12 Months 12,203            
      Over 12 Months 2,060            
  Family Reunification     9,217     1,338      
      Under 18 Months 8,215            
      Over 18 Months 1,002            
  Permanent Placement     10,329     3,375      
  Supportive Transition   11          
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 34,936     4,743      
  * 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 8,233
Birth - 2 Years   6,706 19.2%   Foster Family Home   1,184
3 - 4 Years   4,369 12.5%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   4,951
5 - 9 Years   8,964 25.7%   Small Family Home   45
10 - 13 Years   6,112 17.5%   Group Home   1,022
14 - 15 Years   3,322 9.5%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 97
16 - 17 Years   3,671 10.5%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,532
18 Years & Older   1,792 5.1%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 174
Age Total   34,936 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 817
Gender   Guardian Home 2,145
Male   17,473 50.0%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,668
Female   17,463 50.0%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   34,936 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,265 children received D Rate and 417 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     4,073 11.7%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,432 58.5%  
African American     9,226 26.4%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     623 1.8%   Foster Homes **   513 1,589
American Indian/Alaskan Native   158 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,027 7,648
Filipino     220 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,307 5,839
Other   204 0.6%       Out-of-County       720 1,809
Ethnicity Total     34,936 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   64 80
  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