COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                       DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - SEPTEMBER 2011
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,090
In-Person Response           12,321
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,530  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       9,791  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             14,411
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,369 9.5%   Exploitation   9 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,159 21.9%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   247 1.7%
Severe Neglect   285 2.0%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,411 23.7%
General Neglect   4,131 28.7%   Total   14,411 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,800 12.5%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
In-Home and Out-of-Home Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 972     3    
  Family Maintenance     14,756     25      
      Under 12 Months 13,263              
      Over 12 Months 1,493              
  Family Reunification     9,120     1,183      
      Under 18 Months 8,364              
      Over 18 Months 756              
  Permanent Placement     10,375     3,718      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 35,223     4,929      
  * 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 7,817
Birth - 2 Years   6,766 19.2%   Foster Family Home   1,216
3 - 4 Years     4,354 12.4%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,231
5 - 9 Years   8,816 25.0%   Small Family Home   60
10 - 13 Years     6,259 17.8%   Group Home   1,036
14 - 15 Years     3,540 10.1%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 30
16 - 17 Years   3,817 10.8%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 15,390
18 Years & Older   1,671 4.7%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 176
Age Total   35,223 100.0%   Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 820
Gender   Guardian Home 2,138
Male   17,410 49.4%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  18,524
Female   17,813 50.6%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   35,223 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,313 children received D Rate and 421 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity    
White     4,151 11.8%   FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
Hispanic     20,223 57.4%  
African American     9,740 27.7%     Homes Beds
Asian/Pacific Islander     568 1.6%   Foster Homes ** 930 2,357
American Indian/Alaskan Native   178 0.5%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report) 3,087 7,974
Filipino     183 0.5%       In Los Angeles County   2,438 6,435
Other   180 0.5%       Out-of-County   649 1,539
Ethnicity Total     35,223 100.0%   Small Family Homes **   71 104
  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