COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - MAY 2012
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,588
In-Person Response           15,314
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,977  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       12,337  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             17,902
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,736 9.7%   Exploitation   11 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,907 21.8%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   195 1.1%
Severe Neglect   359 2.0%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,746 26.5%
General Neglect   4,936 27.6%   Total   17,902 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   2,012 11.2%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF MAY 31, 2012
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,268     8    
  Family Maintenance     14,461     33    
      Under 12 Months 12,464            
      Over 12 Months 1,997            
  Family Reunification     8,989     1,530      
      Under 18 Months 7,941            
      Over 18 Months 1,048            
  Permanent Placement     10,368     3,559      
  Supportive Transition   10          
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,096     5,130      
  * 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 7,987
Birth - 2 Years   6,703 19.1%   Foster Family Home   1,187
3 - 4 Years   4,350 12.4%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,018
5 - 9 Years   8,972 25.6%   Small Family Home   47
10 - 13 Years   6,207 17.7%   Group Home   1,055
14 - 15 Years   3,441 9.8%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 69
16 - 17 Years   3,656 10.4%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,363
18 Years & Older   1,767 5.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 172
Age Total   35,096 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 819
Gender   Guardian Home 2,155
Male   17,485 49.8%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,509
Female   17,611 50.2%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,096 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,270 children received D Rate and 417 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     4,068 11.6%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,445 58.3%  
African American     9,348 26.6%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     654 1.9%   Foster Homes **   572 1,663
American Indian/Alaskan Native   160 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,008 7,732
Filipino     207 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,323 6,009
Other   214 0.6%       Out-of-County       685 1,723
Ethnicity Total     35,096 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   66 85
  Group Homes *   177 2,493
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   140 1,915
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