COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  OCTOBER 2009
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  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,171
In-Person Response           12,122
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,634  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       9,488  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,293
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,290 9.0%   Exploitation   8 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,347 23.4%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   238 1.7%
Severe Neglect   208 1.5%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,532 24.7%
General Neglect   4,050 28.3%   Substantial Risk   143 1.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,477 10.3%   Total     14,293 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2009
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 844     5    
  Family Maintenance     10,744     56      
      Under 12 Months 9,705              
      Over 12 Months 1,039              
  Family Reunification     8,760     1,794      
      Under 18 Months 8,117              
      Over 18 Months 643              
  Permanent Placement     12,183     4,030      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,531     5,885      
  * 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 7,558
Birth - 2 Years   6,004 18.5%   Foster Family Home   1,244
3 - 4 Years     3,631 11.2%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   6,037
5 - 9 Years   7,597 23.4%   Small Family Home   100
10 - 13 Years     6,006 18.5%   Group Home   934
14 - 15 Years     3,607 11.1%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 42
16 - 17 Years   3,864 11.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,915
18 Years & Older   1,822 5.6%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 170
Age Total   32,531 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,209
Gender   Guardian Home 2,664
Male   16,108 49.5%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,958
Female   16,423 50.5%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,531 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,579children received D Rate and 434 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,791 11.7%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     18,115 55.7%  
African American     9,571 29.4%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     617 1.9%   Foster Homes ** 1,169 2,925
American Indian/Alaskan Native   128 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,868 14,521
Filipino     199 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,967 8,986
Other   110 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,901 5,535
Ethnicity Total     32,531 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   87 168
  Group Homes *   192 2,576
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   150 1,938
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 65     Out-of-County   42 638
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 3    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 2/9/2010. * 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