COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - MARCH 2013 
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,208
In-Person Response           12,949
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,558  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,391  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             15,157
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,504 9.9%   Exploitation   13 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,323 21.9%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   178 1.2%
Severe Neglect   319 2.1%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,663 24.2%
General Neglect   4,219 27.8%   Total   15,157 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,938 12.8%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF MARCH 31, 2013
FM and FR Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,222     9    
  Family Maintenance     13,791     51    
      Under 12 Months 11,817              
      Over 12 Months 1,974              
  Family Reunification     9,703     1,674      
      Under 18 Months 8,754              
      Over 18 Months 949              
  Permanent Placement     9,498     3,588      
  Supportive Transition   1,022     1      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,236     5,323      
  * 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 8,445
Birth - 2 Years   6,878 19.5%   Foster Family Home   1,236
3 - 4 Years   4,255 12.1%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,035
5 - 9 Years   9,139 25.9%   Small Family Home   40
10 - 13 Years   6,010 17.1%   Group Home   1,039
14 - 15 Years   3,284 9.3%   Supervised Independent Living Placement   294
16 - 17 Years   3,577 10.2%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 129
18 Years & Older   2,093 5.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 16,218
Age Total   35,236 100.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 189
    Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 824
Gender   Guardian Home 2,160
Male   17,624 50.0%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,391
Female   17,612 50.0%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,236 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,166 children received D Rate and 399 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     4,030 11.4%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,779 59.0%  
African American     9,248 26.2%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     572 1.6%   Foster Homes **   543 1,669
American Indian/Alaskan Native   163 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 2,959 7,421
Filipino     228 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,238 5,568
Other   216 0.6%       Out-of-County       721 1,853
Ethnicity Total     35,236 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   59 52
  Group Homes *   176 2,487
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   139 1,909
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