COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  OCTOBER 2010
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,501
In-Person Response           13,499
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,468  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       11,031  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             16,000
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,583 9.9%   Exploitation   8 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,716 23.2%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   287 1.8%
Severe Neglect   273 1.7%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,010 25.1%
General Neglect   4,417 27.6%   Substantial Risk     0.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,706 10.7%   Total     16,000 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2010
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,030     10    
  Family Maintenance     12,419     58      
      Under 12 Months 11,277              
      Over 12 Months 1,142              
  Family Reunification     9,328     1,555      
      Under 18 Months 8,609              
      Over 18 Months 719              
  Permanent Placement     10,540     3,485      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 33,317     5,108      
  * 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 7,564
Birth - 2 Years   6,361 19.1%   Foster Family Home   1,239
3 - 4 Years     3,957 11.9%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,755
5 - 9 Years   8,036 24.1%   Small Family Home   81
10 - 13 Years     5,939 17.8%   Group Home   986
14 - 15 Years     3,557 10.7%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 25
16 - 17 Years   3,862 11.6%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,650
18 Years & Older   1,605 4.8%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 173
Age Total   33,317 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 764
Gender   Guardian Home 2,354
Male   16,634 49.9%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,941
Female   16,683 50.1%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   33,317 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,375 children received D Rate and 411 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,824 11.5%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     18,682 56.1%  
African American     9,731 29.2%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     616 1.8%   Foster Homes ** 1,000 2,456
American Indian/Alaskan Native   136 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,958 11,237
Filipino     183 0.5%       In Los Angeles County   2,746 7,611
Other   145 0.4%       Out-of-County   1,212 3,626
Ethnicity Total     33,317 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   74 118
  Group Homes *   184 2,510
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   144 1,849
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 45     Out-of-County   40 661
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 6    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 01/13/2011. * 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