COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
     
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES - MARCH 2014
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,680
In-Person Response           14,472
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,536  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       11,936  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             17,152
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,667 9.7%   Exploitation   22 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,924 22.9%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   188 1.1%
Severe Neglect   280 1.6%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,209 24.5%
General Neglect   4,965 28.9%   Total   17,152 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,897 11.1%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF MARCH 31, 2014
FM and FR Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,162     8    
  Family Maintenance     13,867     30    
      Under 12 Months 12,051              
      Over 12 Months 1,816              
  Family Reunification     10,879     1,372      
      Under 18 Months 9,492              
      Over 18 Months 1,387              
  Permanent Placement     9,047     3,808      
  Supportive Transition   1,811     5      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 36,766     5,223      
  * 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 9,263
Birth - 2 Years   7,169 19.5%   Foster Family Home   1,382
3 - 4 Years   4,452 12.1%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,062
5 - 9 Years   9,673 26.3%   Small Family Home   38
10 - 13 Years   6,228 16.9%   Group Home   1,088
14 - 15 Years   3,233 8.8%   Supervised Independent Living Placement   854
16 - 17 Years   3,486 9.5%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 40
18 Years & Older   2,525 6.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 17,727
Age Total     36,766 100.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 199
    Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 744
Gender   Guardian Home 2,006
Male   18,264 49.7%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  20,676
Female   18,502 50.3%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total     36,766 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,216 children received D Rate and 399 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity       FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
White   4,068 11.1%  
Hispanic   21,989 59.8%     Homes Beds
African American   9,452 25.7%   Foster Homes **   580 1,723
Asian/Pacific Islander   542 1.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 2,986 6,948
American Indian/Alaskan Native   175 0.5%       In Los Angeles County     2,191 5,045
Filipino   245 0.7%       Out-of-County       795 1,903
Other   295 0.8%   Small Family Homes **     58 52
Ethnicity Total     36,766 100.0%   Group Homes *   181 2,378
      In Los Angeles County     146 1,795
        Out-of-County   35 583
     
  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support Section
  ** Excluded licensed homes on hold.
   
   
         Source: Data are from the Child Welfare Services/Case Management            Prepared by: BIS - Information and Decision Support Systems
                       System (CWS/CMS) Datamart History Table, unless stated otherwise.