COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  -  SEPTEMBER 2010
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,134
In-Person Response           12,463
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,363  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,100  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,597
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,430 9.8%   Exploitation   12 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,116 21.3%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   308 2.1%
Severe Neglect   263 1.8%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,289 22.5%
General Neglect   4,511 30.9%   Substantial Risk     0.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,668 11.4%   Total     14,597 100.0%
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 955     8    
  Family Maintenance     12,321     54      
      Under 12 Months 11,231              
      Over 12 Months 1,090              
  Family Reunification     9,140     1,611      
      Under 18 Months 8,427              
      Over 18 Months 713              
  Permanent Placement     10,609     3,502      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 33,025     5,175      
  * 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 7,444
Birth - 2 Years   6,239 18.9%   Foster Family Home   1,228
3 - 4 Years     3,875 11.7%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,741
5 - 9 Years   7,936 24.0%   Small Family Home   84
10 - 13 Years     5,950 18.0%   Group Home   953
14 - 15 Years     3,567 10.8%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 25
16 - 17 Years   3,842 11.6%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,475
18 Years & Older   1,616 4.9%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 166
Age Total   33,025 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 756
Gender   Guardian Home 2,392
Male   16,492 49.9%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,789
Female   16,533 50.1%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   33,025 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,387 children received D Rate and 426 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     3,760 11.4%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     18,497 56.0%  
African American     9,698 29.4%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     626 1.9%   Foster Homes ** 1,006 2,481
American Indian/Alaskan Native   141 0.4%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,979 11,488
Filipino     182 0.6%       In Los Angeles County   2,761 7,791
Other   121 0.4%       Out-of-County   1,218 3,697
Ethnicity Total     33,025 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   75 126
  Group Homes *   184 2,510
RUNAWAY AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN     In Los Angeles County   144 1,849
Children Who Ran Away During the Month 59     Out-of-County   40 661
Children Who Were Abducted During the Month 4    
NOTE:  Data extracted from DCFS Abducted and Runaway Kids System (ARKS), and * Data are being tracked by DCFS Group Home Resource Development and Support
            counts reflected data as of 12/5/2010.     Section.
            A child is counted once during the report month.   ** 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