COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - JUNE 2012
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,113
In-Person Response           11,869
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,768  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       9,101  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             13,982
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,435 10.3%   Exploitation   2 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,045 21.8%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   185 1.3%
Severe Neglect   332 2.4%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,070 22.0%
General Neglect   4,165 29.8%   Total   13,982 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,748 12.5%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF JUNE 30, 2012
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,210     8    
  Family Maintenance     14,361     42    
      Under 12 Months 12,286            
      Over 12 Months 2,075            
  Family Reunification     9,092     1,531      
      Under 18 Months 8,066            
      Over 18 Months 1,026            
  Permanent Placement     10,373     3,605      
  Supportive Transition   9          
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,045     5,186      
  * 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 8,128
Birth - 2 Years   6,665 19.0%   Foster Family Home   1,184
3 - 4 Years   4,389 12.5%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,004
5 - 9 Years   9,003 25.7%   Small Family Home   46
10 - 13 Years   6,147 17.5%   Group Home   1,031
14 - 15 Years   3,382 9.7%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 85
16 - 17 Years   3,691 10.5%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,478
18 Years & Older   1,768 5.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 183
Age Total   35,045 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 854
Gender   Guardian Home 2,154
Male   17,518 50.0%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,669
Female   17,527 50.0%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,045 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,265 children received D Rate and 417 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     4,063 11.6%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,478 58.4%  
African American     9,293 26.5%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     638 1.8%   Foster Homes **   520 1,610
American Indian/Alaskan Native   157 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,024 7,746
Filipino     209 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,322 5,950
Other   207 0.6%       Out-of-County       702 1,796
Ethnicity Total     35,045 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   65 82
  Group Homes *   177 2,493
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,915
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