COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - MARCH 2012
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,888
In-Person Response           14,581
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             3,052  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       11,529  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             17,469
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,672 9.6%   Exploitation   5 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,809 21.8%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   199 1.1%
Severe Neglect   278 1.6%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,701 26.9%
General Neglect   4,840 27.7%   Total   17,469 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,965 11.2%          
  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) 1,075     8    
  Family Maintenance     14,515     26    
      Under 12 Months 12,630            
      Over 12 Months 1,885            
  Family Reunification     8,915     1,356      
      Under 18 Months 7,945            
      Over 18 Months 970            
  Permanent Placement     10,403     3,548      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 34,908     4,938      
  * 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 7,935
Birth - 2 Years   6,767 19.4%   Foster Family Home   1,188
3 - 4 Years   4,276 12.2%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   4,976
5 - 9 Years   8,854 25.4%   Small Family Home   51
10 - 13 Years   6,156 17.6%   Group Home   1,034
14 - 15 Years   3,436 9.8%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 46
16 - 17 Years   3,716 10.6%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,230
18 Years & Older   1,703 4.9%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 172
Age Total   34,908 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 861
Gender   Guardian Home 2,145
Male   17,378 49.8%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,408
Female   17,530 50.2%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   34,908 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,266 children received D Rate and 420 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     4,059 11.6%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,214 57.9%  
African American     9,383 26.9%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     650 1.9%   Foster Homes **   787 2,083
American Indian/Alaskan Native   164 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 0 0
Filipino     213 0.6%       In Los Angeles County    
Other   225 0.6%       Out-of-County        
Ethnicity Total     34,908 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   68 92
  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