Child Protective Services Statistical Report
April 2003

  Current
month
Prior
month
Year
ago
Fiscal
YTD
%Change
1 Year
Emergency Response
Emergency Response referrals received-families 1,062 1,255 1,163 9,288 -9%
Emergency Response referrals received-children 2,727 2,997 3,121 23,140 -13%
  ER Referral children referred for investigation 1,948 2,242 2,089 18,595 -7%
  ER Evaluated Outs 779 755 1,032 6,019 -25%
Breakdown of Dispositions (ER, Phone Room, CIU) 2,300 2,441 2,763 21,010 -17%
  Sexual Abuse 260 310 293 2,117 -11%
  Physical Abuse 355 360 442 3,170 -20%
  Severe Neglect 23 28 31 476 -26%
  General Neglect 1,465 1,246 1,824 12,693 -20%
  Emotional Abuse (also Dom Viol cases) 75 390 66 1,537 14%
  Exploitation 0 16 3 71 -100%
  Caretaker Absence/Incapacity (also Pos Tox) 122 91 104 946 17%
Jamison
Number of children admitted to Jamison 242 275 282 2,430 -14%
  Protective Custody/New Intakes 224 237 245 2,159 -9%
  Change of Placement 18 38 37 291 -51%
Children released from Jamison 280 271 246 2,431 14%
Average day stay in Jamison 13.8 15.3 10.78 n/a 28%
Admissions - Breakdown by Age
  0-5 years 97 99 92 920 5%
  6-12 years 82 95 119 808 -31%
  13-18 years 61 76 71 671 -14%
Court Intake
Number of children referred for investigation 180 204 166 1,932 8%
Number of families referred for investigation 99 114 89 1,074 11%
Number of petitions filed 113 361 107 1,549 6%
FM/FR/PP
Number of families receiving Family Maintenance 264 260 242 n/a 9%
Number of children receiving Family Maintenance 617 656 555 n/a 11%
  Court-ordered Family Maintenance (children) 454 463 404 n/a 12%
  Voluntary Family Maintenance (children) 163 193 151 n/a 8%
Number of children in out-of-home placements (FR&PP) 2,679 2,761 2,432 n/a 10%
  Number of children in Family Reunification 797 863 693 n/a 15%
  Number of children in Permanent Placement 1,882 1,898 1,739 n/a 8%
Number of children reunified with parents 5 6 18 n/a -72%
Number of children referred for adoptive study 42 32 7 n/a 500%
Adoption
Total number of children in Adoptive study 585 574 454 n/a 29%
Number of children Free, Not Placed 416 418 411 n/a 1%
  Number of children Under Study, Not Free 169 156 43 n/a 293%
Number of Finalized Adoptions 25 24 24 184 4%
Number of New Adoptive Placements 21 25 15 177 40%
Licensing
Number of Licensed homes 400 400 403 n/a -1%
Number of Foster Care applications pending 23 21 43 n/a -47%