COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  SEPTEMBER 2009
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  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,027
In-Person Response           11,767
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,679  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       9,088  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             13,794
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,374 10.0%   Exploitation   8 0.1%
Physical Abuse   2,919 21.2%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   292 2.1%
Severe Neglect   217 1.6%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,189 23.1%
General Neglect   4,138 30.0%   Substantial Risk   199 1.4%
Emotional Abuse   1,458 10.6%   Total     13,794 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 817     7    
  Family Maintenance     10,664     64      
      Under 12 Months 9,562              
      Over 12 Months 1,102              
  Family Reunification     8,547     1,797      
      Under 18 Months 7,927              
      Over 18 Months 620              
  Permanent Placement     12,343     4,129      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 32,371     5,997      
  * 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 7,505
Birth - 2 Years   5,986 18.5%   Foster Family Home   1,224
3 - 4 Years     3,624 11.2%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   6,068
5 - 9 Years   7,522 23.2%   Small Family Home   97
10 - 13 Years     6,014 18.6%   Group Home   917
14 - 15 Years     3,561 11.0%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 42
16 - 17 Years   3,839 11.9%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,853
18 Years & Older   1,825 5.6%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 158
Age Total   32,371 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 1,213
Gender   Guardian Home 2,687
Male   16,038 49.5%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  19,911
Female   16,333 50.5%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   32,371 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,590children received D Rate and 432 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,815 11.8%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     18,013 55.6%  
African American     9,526 29.4%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     604 1.9%   Foster Homes ** 1,184 2,951
American Indian/Alaskan Native   121 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 4,988 14,685
Filipino     191 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   3,123 9,159
Other   101 0.3%       Out-of-County   1,865 5,526
Ethnicity Total     32,371 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   87 168
  Group Homes *   193 2,592
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   151 1,954
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 63     Out-of-County   42 638
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 5    
NOTE:  Data from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System - As of 12/22/2009. * 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