COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  MAY 2009
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,075
In-Person Response           12,821
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             3,560  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       9,261  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,896
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,330 8.9%   Exploitation   18 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,241 21.8%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   302 2.0%
Severe Neglect   194 1.3%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,880 26.0%
General Neglect   4,211 28.3%   Substantial Risk   306 2.1%
Emotional Abuse   1,414 9.5%   Total     14,896 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF MAY 31, 2009
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 657     7    
  Family Maintenance     10,358     80      
      Under 12 Months 9,320              
      Over 12 Months 1,038              
  Family Reunification     8,130     1,619      
      Under 18 Months 7,558              
      Over 18 Months 572              
  Permanent Placement     12,995     4,452      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,140     6,158      
  * 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 7,687
Birth - 2 Years   5,885 18.3%   Foster Family Home   1,275
3 - 4 Years     3,442 10.7%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,714
5 - 9 Years   7,483 23.3%   Small Family Home   112
10 - 13 Years     6,029 18.8%   Group Home   916
14 - 15 Years     3,626 11.3%   Other (Tribal and Court Specified Homes) 44
16 - 17 Years   3,894 12.1%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,748
18 Years & Older   1,781 5.5%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 176
Age Total   32,140 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,326
Gender   Guardian Home 2,880
Male   15,904 49.5%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  20,130
Female   16,236 50.5%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,140 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,667 children received D Rate and 458 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,860 12.0%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     17,700 55.1%  
African American     9,605 29.9%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     581 1.8%   Foster Homes ** 1,276 3,164
American Indian/Alaskan Native   131 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 5,003 14,255
Filipino     189 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,091 8,731
Other   74 0.2%       Out-of-County   1,912 5,524
Ethnicity Total     32,140 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   90 181
  Group Homes *   197 2,621
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   155 1,983
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 75     Out-of-County   42 638
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 4    
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS)  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            on 9/17/2009.  Counts reflect data as of the date when data were extracted.   Section.
            A child is counted once during the report month.   ** 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