COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  NOVEMBER 2010
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,170
In-Person Response           11,780
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,333  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       9,447  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             13,950
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,362 9.8%   Exploitation   7 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,247 23.3%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   235 1.7%
Severe Neglect   271 1.9%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,388 24.3%
General Neglect   3,816 27.4%   Total   13,950 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,624 11.6%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2010
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,064     12    
  Family Maintenance     12,745     52      
      Under 12 Months 11,538              
      Over 12 Months 1,207              
  Family Reunification     9,347     1,515      
      Under 18 Months 8,624              
      Over 18 Months 723              
  Permanent Placement     10,590     3,540      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 33,746     5,119      
  * 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 7,563
Birth - 2 Years   6,454 19.1%   Foster Family Home   1,222
3 - 4 Years     4,057 12.0%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,789
5 - 9 Years   8,166 24.2%   Small Family Home   81
10 - 13 Years     5,993 17.8%   Group Home   1,020
14 - 15 Years     3,567 10.6%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 30
16 - 17 Years   3,878 11.5%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,705
18 Years & Older   1,631 4.8%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 185
Age Total   33,746 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 838
Gender   Guardian Home 2,338
Male   16,791 49.8%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,066
Female   16,955 50.2%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   33,746 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,369 children received D Rate and 414 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,878 11.5%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     18,969 56.2%  
African American     9,800 29.0%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     611 1.8%   Foster Homes ** 996 2,451
American Indian/Alaskan Native   140 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,954 11,247
Filipino     179 0.5%       In Los Angeles County   2,735 7,571
Other   169 0.5%       Out-of-County   1,219 3,676
Ethnicity Total     33,746 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   73 114
  Group Homes *   181 2,489
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   143 1,846
Children Who Ran Away During the Month Not Available     Out-of-County   38 643
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