COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
     
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - OCTOBER 2013 
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,714
In-Person Response           14,047
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,879  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       11,168  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             16,761
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,479 8.8%   Exploitation   19 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,840 22.9%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   200 1.2%
Severe Neglect   322 1.9%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   4,171 24.9%
General Neglect   4,865 29.0%   Total   16,761 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,865 11.1%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2013
FM and FR Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,320     12    
  Family Maintenance     13,878     29    
      Under 12 Months 12,067              
      Over 12 Months 1,811              
  Family Reunification     11,074     1,673      
      Under 18 Months 9,894              
      Over 18 Months 1,180              
  Permanent Placement     8,872     3,620      
  Supportive Transition   1,498     1      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 36,642     5,335      
  * 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 9,162
Birth - 2 Years   7,208 19.7%   Foster Family Home   1,360
3 - 4 Years   4,407 12.0%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,144
5 - 9 Years   9,634 26.3%   Small Family Home   43
10 - 13 Years   6,249 17.1%   Group Home   1,083
14 - 15 Years   3,270 8.9%   Supervised Independent Living Placement   545
16 - 17 Years   3,515 9.6%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 196
18 Years & Older   2,359 6.4%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 17,533
Age Total   36,642 100.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 180
    Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 746
Gender   Guardian Home 2,006
Male   18,205 49.7%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  20,465
Female   18,437 50.3%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   36,642 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,179 children received D Rate and 406 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity       FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
White   4,024 11.0%  
Hispanic   21,814 59.5%     Homes Beds
African American     9,476 25.9%   Foster Homes **   560 1,689
Asian/Pacific Islander     583 1.6%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report)   2,982 7,143
American Indian/Alaskan Native   175 0.5%       In Los Angeles County     2,206 5,213
Filipino     276 0.8%       Out-of-County       776 1,930
Other   294 0.8%   Small Family Homes **     59 58
Ethnicity Total   36,642 100.0%   Group Homes *   184 2,555
      In Los Angeles County     146 1,797
      Out-of-County   38 758
   
  * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support Section
  ** Excluded licensed homes on hold.
   
   
      Source: Data are from the Child Welfare Services/Case Management           Prepared by: BIS - Information and Decision Support Systems
                    System (CWS/CMS) Datamart History Table, unless stated otherwise.