COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  MARCH 2011
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,666
In-Person Response           13,606
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,938  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,668  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             16,272
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,620 10.0%   Exploitation   3 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,689 22.7%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   268 1.6%
Severe Neglect   264 1.6%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,291 26.4%
General Neglect   4,208 25.9%   Total   16,272 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,929 11.9%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF MARCH 31, 2011
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 783     6    
  Family Maintenance     13,853     54      
      Under 12 Months 12,655              
      Over 12 Months 1,198              
  Family Reunification     9,240     1,258      
      Under 18 Months 8,420              
      Over 18 Months 820              
  Permanent Placement     10,556     3,583      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 34,432     4,901      
  * 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 7,594
Birth - 2 Years   6,555 19.0%   Foster Family Home   1,232
3 - 4 Years     4,280 12.4%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,452
5 - 9 Years   8,347 24.2%   Small Family Home   71
10 - 13 Years     6,111 17.7%   Group Home   1,053
14 - 15 Years     3,557 10.3%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 27
16 - 17 Years   3,935 11.4%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,429
18 Years & Older   1,647 4.8%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 178
Age Total   34,432 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 814
Gender   Guardian Home 2,266
Male   17,030 49.5%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,687
Female   17,402 50.5%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   34,432 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,391children received D Rate and 455 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     4,036 11.7%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     19,550 56.8%  
African American     9,774 28.4%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     559 1.6%   Foster Homes ** 948 2,403
American Indian/Alaskan Native   143 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,746 10,510
Filipino     196 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,611 6,996
Other   174 0.5%       Out-of-County   1,135 3,514
Ethnicity Total     34,432 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   72 111
  Group Homes *   177 2,488
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,851
Children Who Ran Away During the Month   60     Out-of-County   37 637
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month   3    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 6/13/2011. * 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