COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - MAY 2013 
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,583
In-Person Response           15,029
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             3,125  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       11,904  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             17,612
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,783 10.1%   Exploitation   6 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,965 22.5%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   183 1.0%
Severe Neglect   345 2.0%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,456 25.3%
General Neglect   4,913 27.9%   Total   17,612 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,961 11.1%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF MAY 31, 2013
FM and FR Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,330     9    
  Family Maintenance     13,535     75    
      Under 12 Months 11,768              
      Over 12 Months 1,767              
  Family Reunification     10,032     2,047      
      Under 18 Months 9,048              
      Over 18 Months 984              
  Permanent Placement     9,382     3,641      
  Supportive Transition   1,031     1      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,310     5,773      
  * 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 8,526
Birth - 2 Years   6,902 19.5%   Foster Family Home   1,313
3 - 4 Years   4,217 11.9%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,073
5 - 9 Years   9,132 25.9%   Small Family Home   47
10 - 13 Years   6,094 17.3%   Group Home   1,049
14 - 15 Years   3,260 9.2%   Supervised Independent Living Placement   335
16 - 17 Years   3,549 10.1%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 166
18 Years & Older   2,156 6.1%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 16,509
Age Total   35,310 100.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 177
    Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 816
Gender   Guardian Home 2,103
Male   17,649 50.0%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,605
Female   17,661 50.0%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,310 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,196 children received D Rate and 424 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     3,971 11.2%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,903 59.2%  
African American     9,169 26.0%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     600 1.7%   Foster Homes **   546 1,672
American Indian/Alaskan Native   172 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 2,980 7,290
Filipino     248 0.7%       In Los Angeles County   2,232 5,482
Other   247 0.7%       Out-of-County       732 1,808
Ethnicity Total     35,310 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   60 58
  Group Homes *   176 2,480
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   139 1,902
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 and Decision Support Systems