COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  NOVEMBER 2009
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  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         1,941
In-Person Response           10,878
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,091  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       8,787  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             12,819
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,286 10.0%   Exploitation   15 0.1%
Physical Abuse   2,868 22.4%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   270 2.1%
Severe Neglect   166 1.3%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,093 24.1%
General Neglect   3,629 28.3%   Substantial Risk   12 0.1%
Emotional Abuse   1,480 11.5%   Total     12,819 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2009
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 918     8    
  Family Maintenance     10,656     84      
      Under 12 Months 9,658              
      Over 12 Months 998              
  Family Reunification     8,870     1,804      
      Under 18 Months 8,216              
      Over 18 Months 654              
  Permanent Placement     12,028     3,930      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,472     5,826      
  * 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 7,599
Birth - 2 Years   5,998 18.5%   Foster Family Home   1,221
3 - 4 Years     3,646 11.2%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   6,106
5 - 9 Years   7,567 23.3%   Small Family Home   95
10 - 13 Years     5,978 18.4%   Group Home   942
14 - 15 Years     3,587 11.0%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 34
16 - 17 Years   3,860 11.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,997
18 Years & Older   1,836 5.7%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 161
Age Total   32,472 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,175
Gender   Guardian Home 2,653
Male   16,030 49.4%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,986
Female   16,442 50.6%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,472 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,570 children received D Rate and 433 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,741 11.5%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     18,091 55.7%  
African American     9,557 29.4%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     624 1.9%   Foster Homes ** 1,148 2,870
American Indian/Alaskan Native   132 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,809 14,238
Filipino     202 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,005 9,040
Other   125 0.4%       Out-of-County   1,804 5,198
Ethnicity Total     32,472 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   86 164
  Group Homes *   191 2,568
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   149 1,930
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 52     Out-of-County   42 638
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 9    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 3/16/2010. * 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