Child Protective Services Statistical Report
August 1999

  Current
month
Prior
month
Year
ago
% Change
1 Year
Emergency Response
Emergency Response referrals received-families 870 881 955 - 8.90%
Emergency Response referrals received-children 2,019 2,164 2,151 - 6.14%
ER Referral children referred for investigation 1,576 1,691 1,547 1.87%
Breakdown of ER case dispositions 1,870 1,964 2,133 - 12.33%
  Sexual Abuse 248 328 306 - 18.95%
  Physical Abuse 303 503 552 - 45.11%
  Severe Neglect 2 4 10 - 80.00%
  General Neglect 768 967 1,082 - 29.02%
  Emotional Abuse 24 18 19 26.32%
  Exploitation 3 0 7 - 57.14%
  Caretaker Absence/Incapacity 152 144 157 - 3.18%
Jamison
Number of children admitted to Jamison 218 174 199 9.55%
  Protective Custody 198 150 179 10.61%
  Change of Placement 20 24 20 0.00%
Average day stay in Jamison 6 7.9 8.8 - 31.82%
Breakdown of Jamison admissions by age
  0-5 years 86 68 85 1.18%
  6-12 years 72 59 69 4.35%
  13-18 years 60 47 45 33.33%
Court Intake
Number of children referred for investigation 149 139 162 - 8.02%
Number of families referred for investigation 88 79 78 12.82%
Number of petitions filed 108 86 87 24.14%
FM/FR/PP
Number of children receiving Family Maintenance 866 883 493 75.66%
Number of families receiving Family Maintenance 356 369 257 38.52%
Number of children on out of home placements (FR&PP) 2,747 2,532 2,483 10.63%
Number of children reunified with parents 49 49 17 188.24%
Number of children referred for adoptive study by FR & PP 31 31 19 63.16%
Adoption
Number of children in adoptive study/supervision 515 523 418 23.21%
  Under study, not free 346 351 324 6.79%
  Free, not placed 169 172 94 79.79%
Number of adoptive placements 32 28 14 128.57%
Licensing
Number of licensed homes 417 426 403 3.47%
Number of foster care applications pending 48 44 48 0.00%