COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  MARCH 2009
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,440
In-Person Response           12,708
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             4,801  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       7,907  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             15,148
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,310 8.6%   Exploitation   9 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,424 22.6%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   309 2.0%
Severe Neglect   195 1.3%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,960 26.1%
General Neglect   4,238 28.0%   Substantial Risk   291 1.9%
Emotional Abuse   1,412 9.3%   Total     15,148 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF MARCH 31, 2009
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 556     6    
  Family Maintenance     10,608     86      
      Under 12 Months 9,620              
      Over 12 Months 988              
  Family Reunification     8,213     1,460      
      Under 18 Months 7,695              
      Over 18 Months 518              
  Permanent Placement     13,313     4,528      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,690     6,080      
  * 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 7,913
Birth - 2 Years   5,965 18.2%   Foster Family Home   1,311
3 - 4 Years     3,517 10.8%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,745
5 - 9 Years   7,655 23.4%   Small Family Home   122
10 - 13 Years     6,136 18.8%   Group Home   947
14 - 15 Years     3,734 11.4%   Other (Tribal and Court Specified Homes) 49
16 - 17 Years   3,917 12.0%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 16,087
18 Years & Older   1,766 5.4%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 180
Age Total   32,690 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,387
Gender   Guardian Home 2,929
Male   16,220 49.6%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  20,583
Female   16,470 50.4%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,690 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,680 children received D Rate and 492 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,918 12.0%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     18,000 55.1%  
African American     9,779 29.9%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     592 1.8%   Foster Homes ** 1,331 3,279
American Indian/Alaskan Native   144 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,977 14,455
Filipino     197 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,065 8,961
Other   60 0.2%       Out-of-County   1,912 5,494
Ethnicity Total     32,690 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   93 196
  Group Homes *   200 2,661
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   158 2,027
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 63     Out-of-County   42 634
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 0    
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS)  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            on 06/11/2009.  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