COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  MARCH 2010
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  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,391
In-Person Response           13,787
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,664  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       11,123  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             16,178
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,697 10.5%   Exploitation   7 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,616 22.4%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   266 1.6%
Severe Neglect   213 1.3%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,269 26.4%
General Neglect   4,421 27.3%   Substantial Risk     0.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,689 10.4%   Total     16,178 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF MARCH 31, 2010
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 852     8    
  Family Maintenance     11,277     28      
      Under 12 Months 10,302              
      Over 12 Months 975              
  Family Reunification     8,600     1,904      
      Under 18 Months 7,884              
      Over 18 Months 716              
  Permanent Placement     11,453     3,687      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,182     5,627      
  * 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 7,336
Birth - 2 Years   5,977 18.6%   Foster Family Home   1,195
3 - 4 Years     3,650 11.3%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,818
5 - 9 Years   7,505 23.3%   Small Family Home   95
10 - 13 Years     5,942 18.5%   Group Home   911
14 - 15 Years     3,549 11.0%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 30
16 - 17 Years   3,794 11.8%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,385
18 Years & Older   1,765 5.5%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 165
Age Total   32,182 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 953
Gender   Guardian Home 2,583
Male   16,006 49.7%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,086
Female   16,176 50.3%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,182 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,535 children received D Rate and 427 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,713 11.5%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     17,772 55.2%  
African American     9,667 30.0%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     616 1.9%   Foster Homes ** 1,103 2,737
American Indian/Alaskan Native   143 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,117 11,906
Filipino     180 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,824 7,987
Other   91 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,293 3,919
Ethnicity Total     32,182 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   82 157
  Group Homes *   186 2,513
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   146 1,871
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 77     Out-of-County   40 642
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 7    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 3/16/2010. * 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