COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  JUNE 2010
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  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,117
In-Person Response           12,580
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,575  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,005  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,697
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,432 9.7%   Exploitation   8 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,156 21.5%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   194 1.3%
Severe Neglect   229 1.6%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,587 24.4%
General Neglect   4,433 30.2%   Substantial Risk     0.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,658 11.3%   Total     14,697 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JUNE 30, 2010
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 951     8    
  Family Maintenance     11,911     63      
      Under 12 Months 10,924              
      Over 12 Months 987              
  Family Reunification     8,741     1,796      
      Under 18 Months 8,083              
      Over 18 Months 658              
  Permanent Placement     11,143     3,630      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,746     5,497      
  * 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 7,270
Birth - 2 Years   6,110 18.7%   Foster Family Home   1,264
3 - 4 Years     3,734 11.4%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,782
5 - 9 Years   7,745 23.7%   Small Family Home   95
10 - 13 Years     5,985 18.3%   Group Home   950
14 - 15 Years     3,567 10.9%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 28
16 - 17 Years   3,845 11.7%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,389
18 Years & Older   1,760 5.4%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 158
Age Total   32,746 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 928
Gender   Guardian Home 2,508
Male   16,283 49.7%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,983
Female   16,463 50.3%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,746 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,489 children received D Rate and 436 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,791 11.6%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     18,189 55.5%  
African American     9,686 29.6%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     642 2.0%   Foster Homes ** 1,048 2,570
American Indian/Alaskan Native   151 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,062 11,606
Filipino     161 0.5%       In Los Angeles County   2,832 7,883
Other   126 0.4%       Out-of-County   1,230 3,723
Ethnicity Total     32,746 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   79 143
  Group Homes *   183 2,484
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   143 1,843
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 90     Out-of-County   40 641
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 12    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 9/14/2010. * 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