COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - NOVEMBER 2012 
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,082
In-Person Response           12,355
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,285  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,070  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,437
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,405 9.7%   Exploitation   7 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,161 21.9%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   209 1.4%
Severe Neglect   291 2.0%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,495 24.2%
General Neglect   4,071 28.2%   Total   14,437 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,798 12.5%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF NOVEMBER 30, 2012
FM and FR Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,294     7    
  Family Maintenance     13,924     61    
      Under 12 Months 12,015            
      Over 12 Months 1,909            
  Family Reunification     9,500     1,478      
      Under 18 Months 8,481            
      Over 18 Months 1,019            
  Permanent Placement     9,320     3,472      
  Supportive Transition   1,028     4      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,066     5,022      
  * 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 8,401
Birth - 2 Years   6,770 19.3%   Foster Family Home   1,208
3 - 4 Years   4,339 12.4%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   4,931
5 - 9 Years   9,003 25.7%   Small Family Home   38
10 - 13 Years   6,051 17.3%   Group Home   1,032
14 - 15 Years   3,315 9.5%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 59
16 - 17 Years   3,663 10.4%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,669
18 Years & Older   1,925 5.5%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 181
Age Total   35,066 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 825
Gender   Guardian Home 2,112
Male   17,509 49.9%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,787
Female   17,557 50.1%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,066 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,179 children received D Rate and 410 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     4,025 11.5%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,565 58.6%  
African American     9,282 26.5%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     596 1.7%   Foster Homes **   531 1,643
American Indian/Alaskan Native   163 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 2,983 7,531
Filipino     204 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,260 5,687
Other   231 0.7%       Out-of-County       723 1,844
Ethnicity Total     35,066 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   62 68
  Group Homes *   176 2,487
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   139 1,909
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