COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 
                                         DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
     
FACT SHEET
CHILD WELFARE SERVICES  - SEPTEMBER 2013 
(Click on web links to view 12-month data for each category)
  EMERGENCY RESPONSE REFERRALS
Evaluated Out         2,402
In-Person Response           12,954
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposed             2,579  
    Referral Children With Allegation Disposition Pending - Referrals Still Under Investigation       10,375  
Total Referral Children Received during Month             15,356
REFERRAL CHILDREN RECEIVED BY ALLEGATION TYPE
Sexual Abuse   1,472 9.6%   Exploitation   11 0.1%
Physical Abuse   3,548 23.1%   Caretaker Absence/Incapacity   179 1.2%
Severe Neglect   307 2.0%   At Risk, Sibling Abuse   3,618 23.6%
General Neglect   4,456 29.0%   Total   15,356 100.0%
Emotional Abuse   1,765 11.5%          
  IN-HOME AND OUT-OF-HOME SERVICES CASELOAD (CHILDREN) AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
FM and FR Services Caseload * Adoption Services Caseload
  Emergency Response (Open Services Cases) 1,292     14    
  Family Maintenance     13,770     44    
      Under 12 Months 11,966              
      Over 12 Months 1,804              
  Family Reunification     10,809     1,721      
      Under 18 Months 9,676              
      Over 18 Months 1,133              
  Permanent Placement     8,843     3,596      
  Supportive Transition   1,480     1      
  Total Children Receiving Child Welfare Services 36,194     5,376      
  * 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 8,992
Birth - 2 Years   7,110 19.6%   Foster Family Home   1,336
3 - 4 Years   4,373 12.1%   Foster Family Agency Certified Home   5,154
5 - 9 Years   9,510 26.3%   Small Family Home   39
10 - 13 Years   6,139 17.0%   Group Home   1,070
14 - 15 Years   3,223 8.9%   Supervised Independent Living Placement   478
16 - 17 Years   3,529 9.8%   Other (County Shelter, Tribal, and Court Specified Homes) 197
18 Years & Older   2,310 6.4%   Total Out-of-Home Placement 17,266
Age Total   36,194 100.0%   Non Foster Care (NFC) Placement 175
    Adoptive Home - Adoption Not Finalized 716
Gender   Guardian Home 2,021
Male   18,027 49.8%   Total Placement (Includes NFC Placement, Adoptive  20,178
Female   18,167 50.2%   Home, and Guardian Home)
Gender Total   36,194 100.0%   NOTE:  In the above, 1,171 children received D Rate and 400 received F Rate care.
Ethnicity       FOSTER CARE RESOURCES
White   4,036 11.2%  
Hispanic   21,476 59.3%     Homes Beds
African American     9,354 25.8%   Foster Homes **   549 1,665
Asian/Pacific Islander     588 1.6%   Foster Family Agency Homes (self-report)   2,953 7,148
American Indian/Alaskan Native   187 0.5%       In Los Angeles County     2,177 5,257
Filipino     263 0.7%       Out-of-County       776 1,891
Other   290 0.8%   Small Family Homes **     59 58
Ethnicity Total   36,194 100.0%   Group Homes *   181 2,451
      In Los Angeles County     144 1,874
      Out-of-County   37 577
   
  * 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.