COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  MAY 2010
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  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,198
In-Person Response           13,546
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,195  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       11,351  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             15,744
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,542 9.8%   Exploitation   5 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,564 22.6%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   269 1.7%
Severe Neglect   230 1.5%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,107 26.1%
General Neglect   4,349 27.6%   Substantial Risk     0.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,678 10.7%   Total     15,744 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF MAY 31, 2010
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 962     8    
  Family Maintenance     11,709     50      
      Under 12 Months 10,706              
      Over 12 Months 1,003              
  Family Reunification     8,583     1,759      
      Under 18 Months 7,866              
      Over 18 Months 717              
  Permanent Placement     11,285     3,723      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,539     5,540      
  * 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 7,289
Birth - 2 Years   6,036 18.6%   Foster Family Home   1,246
3 - 4 Years     3,648 11.2%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,821
5 - 9 Years   7,655 23.5%   Small Family Home   99
10 - 13 Years     5,981 18.4%   Group Home   922
14 - 15 Years     3,571 11.0%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 28
16 - 17 Years   3,870 11.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,405
18 Years & Older   1,778 5.5%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 160
Age Total   32,539 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 900
Gender   Guardian Home 2,523
Male   16,165 49.7%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,988
Female   16,374 50.3%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,539 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,510 children received D Rate and 425 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,725 11.4%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     18,057 55.5%  
African American     9,698 29.8%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     653 2.0%   Foster Homes ** 1,050 2,575
American Indian/Alaskan Native   149 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,088 11,780
Filipino     158 0.5%       In Los Angeles County   2,832 7,996
Other   99 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,256 3,784
Ethnicity Total     32,539 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   81 151
  Group Homes *   183 2,484
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   143 1,843
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 51     Out-of-County   40 641
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 3    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 8/3/2010. * 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