COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - OCTOBER 2011
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,340
In-Person Response           12,973
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,230  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,743  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             15,313
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,412 9.2%   Exploitation   4 0.0%
Physical Abuse   3,462 22.6%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   227 1.5%
Severe Neglect   279 1.8%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,839 25.1%
General Neglect   4,229 27.6%   Total   15,313 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,861 12.2%          
  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) 978     5    
  Family Maintenance     14,731     25      
      Under 12 Months 13,156              
      Over 12 Months 1,575              
  Family Reunification     9,182     1,176      
      Under 18 Months 8,368              
      Over 18 Months 814              
  Permanent Placement     10,369     3,601      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,260     4,807      
  * 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 7,855
Birth - 2 Years   6,750 19.1%   Foster Family Home   1,225
3 - 4 Years     4,393 12.5%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,280
5 - 9 Years   8,884 25.2%   Small Family Home   56
10 - 13 Years     6,260 17.8%   Group Home   1,031
14 - 15 Years     3,462 9.8%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 31
16 - 17 Years   3,840 10.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,478
18 Years & Older   1,671 4.7%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 195
Age Total   35,260 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 826
Gender   Guardian Home 2,114
Male   17,406 49.4%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,613
Female   17,854 50.6%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,260 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,320 children received D Rate and 426 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     4,166 11.8%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,261 57.5%  
African American     9,720 27.6%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     555 1.6%   Foster Homes ** 843 2,192
American Indian/Alaskan Native   186 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,049 8,125
Filipino     185 0.5%       In Los Angeles County   2,423 6,556
Other   187 0.5%       Out-of-County   626 1,569
Ethnicity Total     35,260 100.0%   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