COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  JUNE 2009
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,955
In-Person Response           10,804
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             3,748  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       7,056  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             12,759
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,253 9.8%   Exploitation   17 0.1%
Physical Abuse   2,543 19.9%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   259 2.0%
Severe Neglect   159 1.2%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,101 24.3%
General Neglect   3,831 30.0%   Substantial Risk   265 2.1%
Emotional Abuse   1,331 10.4%   Total     12,759 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JUNE 30, 2009
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 660     5    
  Family Maintenance     10,484     69      
      Under 12 Months 9,443              
      Over 12 Months 1,041              
  Family Reunification     8,132     1,725      
      Under 18 Months 7,561              
      Over 18 Months 571              
  Permanent Placement     12,852     4,486      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,128     6,285      
  * 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 7,600
Birth - 2 Years   5,919 18.4%   Foster Family Home   1,255
3 - 4 Years     3,448 10.7%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,773
5 - 9 Years   7,515 23.4%   Small Family Home   110
10 - 13 Years     5,987 18.6%   Group Home   915
14 - 15 Years     3,606 11.2%   Other (Tribal and Court Specified Homes) 44
16 - 17 Years   3,863 12.0%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,697
18 Years & Older   1,790 5.6%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 174
Age Total   32,128 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,362
Gender   Guardian Home 2,801
Male   15,908 49.5%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  20,034
Female   16,220 50.5%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,128 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,652 children received D Rate and 450 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,829 11.9%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     17,724 55.2%  
African American     9,596 29.9%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     595 1.9%   Foster Homes ** 1,268 3,169
American Indian/Alaskan Native   127 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,975 14,221
Filipino     186 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,062 8,738
Other   71 0.2%       Out-of-County   1,913 5,483
Ethnicity Total     32,128 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   89 175
  Group Homes *   196 2,615
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   154 1,977
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 84     Out-of-County   42 638
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 10    
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS)  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            on 9/17/2009.  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