COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  MAY 2011 (Revised)
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,225
In-Person Response           13,507
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,583  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,924  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             15,732
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,475 9.4%   Exploitation   6 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,570 22.7%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   248 1.6%
Severe Neglect   239 1.5%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,144 26.3%
General Neglect   4,222 26.8%   Total   15,732 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,828 11.6%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF MAY 31, 2011
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,061     7    
  Family Maintenance     14,352     20      
      Under 12 Months 13,062              
      Over 12 Months 1,290              
  Family Reunification     9,050     1,162      
      Under 18 Months 8,247              
      Over 18 Months 803              
  Permanent Placement     10,639     3,653      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,102     4,842      
  * 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 7,586
Birth - 2 Years   6,775 19.3%   Foster Family Home   1,205
3 - 4 Years     4,304 12.3%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,456
5 - 9 Years   8,549 24.4%   Small Family Home   71
10 - 13 Years     6,297 17.9%   Group Home   1,062
14 - 15 Years     3,580 10.2%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 30
16 - 17 Years   3,922 11.2%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,410
18 Years & Older   1,675 4.8%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 185
Age Total   35,102 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 858
Gender   Guardian Home 2,256
Male   17,357 49.4%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,709
Female   17,745 50.6%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,102 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,364children received D Rate and 433 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     4,180 11.9%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     19,967 56.9%  
African American     9,853 28.1%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     575 1.6%   Foster Homes ** 934 2,380
American Indian/Alaskan Native   141 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,257 8,877
Filipino     204 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,583 6,950
Other   182 0.5%       Out-of-County   674 1,927
Ethnicity Total     35,102 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   73 110
  Group Homes *   177 2,492
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,855
Children Who Ran Away During the Month   63     Out-of-County   37 637
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month   5    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 8/7/2011. * 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