Child Protective Services Statistical Report
September 2000

  Current
month
Prior
month
Year
ago
Fiscal
YTD
%Change
1 Year
Emergency Response
Emergency Response referrals received-families 922 1,209 849 3,003 9%
Emergency Response referrals received-children 1,950 2,543 2,041 6,508 -4%
  ER Referral children referred for investigation 1,662 1,753 1,633 5,191 2%
  ER Evaluated Outs 288 790 408 1,317 -29%
Breakdown of Dispositions (ER, Phone Room, CIU) 1,584 2,402 1,661 5,977 -5%
  Sexual Abuse 81 214 188 448 -57%
  Physical Abuse 233 371 339 966 -31%
  Severe Neglect 47 19 0 84 470%
  General Neglect 1,104 1,653 1,037 4,068 6%
  Emotional Abuse (also Dom Viol cases) 8 28 21 62 -62%
  Exploitation 1 0 1 2 0%
  Caretaker Absence/Incapacity (also Pos Tox) 110 117 75 347 47%
The State's SDM reporting system has changed the method of reporting allegations (see SN, EA and CA/I.)
Jamison
Number of children admitted to Jamison 232 257 195 679 19%
  Protective Custody/New Intakes 197 216 157 571 25%
  Change of Placement 35 41 38 108 -8%
Children released from Jamison 235 237 133 631 77%
Average day stay in Jamison 9.1 9.6 6.2 n/a 47%
Average daily population in Jamison 108 101 93 n/a 16%
Admissions - Breakdown by Age
  0-5 years 81 102 70 263 16%
  6-12 years 88 90 61 234 44%
  13-18 years 63 65 64 182 -2%
Court Intake
Number of children referred for investigation 184 187 144 507 28%
Number of families referred for investigation 98 101 96 283 2%
Number of petitions filed 87 157 77 348 13%
FM/FR/PP
Number of families receiving Family Maintenance 384 404 356 n/a 8%
Number of children receiving Family Maintenance 933 910 866 n/a 8%
  Court-ordered Family Maintenance (children) 445 474 617 n/a -28%
  Voluntary Family Maintenance (children) 488 436 249 n/a 96%
Number of children in out-of-home placements (FR&PP) 2,474 2,479 2,747 n/a -10%
  Number of children in Family Reunification 604 607 586 n/a 3%
  Number of children in Permanent Placement 1,870 1,872 2,161 n/a -13%
Number of children reunified with parents 20 27 31 69 -35%
Number of children referred for adoptive study 16 56 29 79 -45%
Adoption
Total number of children in Adoptive study 527 522 527 n/a 0%
  Number of children Free, Not Placed 175 179 178 n/a -2%
  Number of children Under Study, Not Free 352 343 349 n/a 1%
Number of Finalized Adoptions 19 22 19 72 0%
Number of New Adoptive Placements 20 26 17 64 18%
Licensing
Number of Licensed homes 394 404 428 n/a -8%
Number of Foster Care applications pending 42 56 47 n/a -11%