COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - NOVEMBER 2011
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,267
In-Person Response           11,873
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,192  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       9,681  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,140
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,445 10.2%   Exploitation   19 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,253 23.0%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   169 1.2%
Severe Neglect   256 1.8%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,580 25.3%
General Neglect   3,785 26.8%   Total   14,140 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,633 11.5%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2011
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 967     4    
  Family Maintenance     14,661     34      
      Under 12 Months 12,994              
      Over 12 Months 1,667              
  Family Reunification     9,159     1,182      
      Under 18 Months 8,355              
      Over 18 Months 804              
  Permanent Placement     10,375     3,621      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,162     4,841      
  * 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 7,866
Birth - 2 Years   6,747 19.2%   Foster Family Home   1,199
3 - 4 Years     4,360 12.4%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,136
5 - 9 Years   8,883 25.3%   Small Family Home   54
10 - 13 Years     6,252 17.8%   Group Home   1,038
14 - 15 Years     3,448 9.8%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 33
16 - 17 Years   3,800 10.8%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,326
18 Years & Older   1,672 4.8%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 195
Age Total   35,162 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 880
Gender   Guardian Home 2,103
Male   17,456 49.6%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,504
Female   17,706 50.4%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,162 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,299 children received D Rate and 406 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     4,138 11.8%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,247 57.6%  
African American     9,616 27.3%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     584 1.7%   Foster Homes **   817 2,139
American Indian/Alaskan Native   181 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 0 0
Filipino     196 0.6%       In Los Angeles County    
Other   200 0.6%       Out-of-County        
Ethnicity Total     35,162 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   70 100
  Group Homes *   176 2,486
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   139 1,849
Children Who Ran Away During the Month Not Available     Out-of-County   37 637
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