COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - OCTOBER 2012
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,355
In-Person Response           15,164
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,509  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       11,252  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             17,519
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,633 9.3%   Exploitation   8 0.0%
Physical Abuse   4,000 22.8%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   208 1.2%
Severe Neglect   347 2.0%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,248 24.2%
General Neglect   4,859 27.7%   Total   17,519 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   2,216 12.6%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2012
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,279     7    
  Family Maintenance     13,899     50    
      Under 12 Months 11,933            
      Over 12 Months 1,966            
  Family Reunification     9,375     1,433      
      Under 18 Months 8,411            
      Over 18 Months 964            
  Permanent Placement     9,278     3,462      
  Supportive Transition   932     6      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 34,763     4,958      
  * 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 8,312
Birth - 2 Years   6,718 19.3%   Foster Family Home   1,204
3 - 4 Years   4,301 12.4%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   4,925
5 - 9 Years   8,956 25.8%   Small Family Home   39
10 - 13 Years   6,021 17.3%   Group Home   1,012
14 - 15 Years   3,271 9.4%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 247
16 - 17 Years   3,617 10.4%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,739
18 Years & Older   1,879 5.4%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 179
Age Total   34,763 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 750
Gender   Guardian Home 2,131
Male   17,339 49.9%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,799
Female   17,424 50.1%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   34,763 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,212 children received D Rate and 418 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity      
White     3,999 11.5%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,450 58.8%  
African American     9,253 26.6%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     593 1.7%   Foster Homes **   529 1,626
American Indian/Alaskan Native   49 0.1%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 2,986 7,502
Filipino     202 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,256 5,674
Other   217 0.6%       Out-of-County       730 1,828
Ethnicity Total     34,763 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   63 72
  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