Child Protective Services Statistical Report
February 2003

  Current
month
Prior
month
Year
ago
Fiscal
YTD
%Change
1 Year
Emergency Response
Emergency Response referrals received-families 846 988 1,087 6,971 -22%
Emergency Response referrals received-children 2,161 2,401 2,842 17,416 -24%
  ER Referral children referred for investigation 1,721 1,765 1,985 14,405 -13%
  ER Evaluated Outs 440 636 857 4,485 -49%
Breakdown of Dispositions (ER, Phone Room, CIU) 1,857 2,143 2,496 16,269 -26%
  Sexual Abuse 154 219 189 1,547 -19%
  Physical Abuse 274 297 305 2,455 -10%
  Severe Neglect 23 25 17 425 35%
  General Neglect 1,249 1,445 1,855 9,982 -33%
  Emotional Abuse (also Dom Viol cases) 51 71 37 1,072 38%
  Exploitation 2 14 3 55 -33%
  Caretaker Absence/Incapacity (also Pos Tox) 104 72 90 733 16%
Jamison
Number of children admitted to Jamison 220 272 218 1,913 1%
  Protective Custody/New Intakes 199 236 195 1,698 2%
  Change of Placement 21 36 23 235 -9%
Children released from Jamison 230 228 163 1,880 41%
Average day stay in Jamison 13.4 16.3 14.4 -7%
Admissions - Breakdown by Age
  0-5 years 84 105 70 724 20%
  6-12 years 75 74 80 631 -6%
  13-18 years 55 89 68 534 -19%
Court Intake
Number of children referred for investigation 172 185 162 1,548 6%
Number of families referred for investigation 104 105 96 861 8%
Number of petitions filed 298 112 80 1,075 273%
FM/FR/PP
Number of families receiving Family Maintenance 263 249 313 n/a -16%
Number of children receiving Family Maintenance 644 586 725 n/a -11%
  Court-ordered Family Maintenance (children) 448 427 561 n/a -20%
  Voluntary Family Maintenance (children) 196 159 167 n/a 17%
Number of children in out-of-home placements (FR&PP) 2,657 2,702 1,957 n/a 36%
  Number of children in Family Reunification 867 871 710 n/a 22%
  Number of children in Permanent Placement 1,790 1,831 1,763 n/a 2%
Number of children reunified with parents 17 24 37 n/a -54%
Number of children referred for adoptive study 14 35 14 n/a 0%
Adoption
Total number of children in Adoptive study 575 556 516 n/a 11%
Number of children Free, Not Placed 408 397 375 n/a 9%
  Number of children Under Study, Not Free 167 159 141 n/a 18%
Number of Finalized Adoptions 24 28 8 160 200%
Number of New Adoptive Placements 18 26 19 152 -5%
Licensing
Number of Licensed homes 403 405 414 n/a -3%
Number of Foster Care applications pending 23 21 37 n/a -38%