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Full text of "Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare Statistical Supplement to the Annual Report 1961-1968"

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MASSACHUSETTS: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE ; 



STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT TO 
ANNUAL REPORT FOR YEAR 
JULY 1,1958 TO JUNE 30,19 59 



BUREAU OF RESEARCH &• STATISTICS 
NOVEMBER 1959 



OFFICIALS 



CONTENTS 



TABLE Page 
A. DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



1 


Total yearly Payments, Average Monthly Payment and 






Average Monthly Caseload 


1 


2 


Assistance Payments by Category and District 


3 


3 


Participation in Assistance Payments by Levels of Government, 






Four Categories 


k 


h 


Participation in Assistance Payments by Levels of Government, 






Old Age Assistance 


6 


5 


Participation in Assistance Payments by Levels of Government, 






Aid to Dependent Children 


7 


6 


Participation in Assistance Payments by Levels of Government, 


8 




Disability Assistance 


7 


Participation in Assistance Payments by Levels of Government, 






General Relief 


9 


8 


Participation in Administrative Costs by Levels of Government, 






Four Categories 


10 


9 


Payments to Vendors for Medical Care of Assistance Recipients 






by Category and Type of Care 


11 



B» DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 



10 


Division of Child Guardianship Expenditures 


12 


11 


Caseload, Intake and Discharges by District 

Applications for Care because of Dependency and Referrals for 


13 


12 






Care because of Neglect 


1U 


13 


Children Taken into Care by Age, Sex and Religion 


15 


1U 


Status of Children Taken into Care 


16 


15 


Caseload by Age and Length of Time Under Care 


17 


16 


Caseload by Status 


18 


17 


Caseload by Location and Terms of Care 


19 


18 


Adoption Placement Unit Referrals 


20 


19 


Reasons for Discharge 


21 


20 


Homefinding Investigations 


22 


21 


Independent Adoption Investigations 


23 


22 


Children Supported by Municipalities 


2h 


23 


Children Receiving Primary Casework Services from Public and 


25 


2h 


Private Agencies by Location 


Children Receiving Services on Mcrch 31, 1959, Marital Status 






of Parents, by Living Arrangments 


26 



CHARTS 

Payments for Public Assistance by Category 2 
Participation in Assistance Payments by Levels of Government, 

Four Categories Combined, Year 1936 on 5 



Table 1 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



1 



TOTAL YEARLY PAYMENTS, AVERAGE MONTHLY PAYMENT AND AVERAGE MONTHLY CASELOAD 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1959 AND 1958 



Percentage 

Item Category 1959 1958 change 





Four Categories 


$116 


958 303 


$1U3 593 137 


+ 


1.6 


TOTAL 


Old Age Assistance 


96 


505 bk2 


97 U66 791 


mm 


1.0 


YEARLY 
PAYMENTS 


Aid to Dependent 
Children 


25 


850 176 


23 670 277 


+ 


9.2 


Disability Assistance 


13 


U87 hOO 


13 120 506 


+ 


2.8 




General Relief 


10 


115 285 


9 335 563 


+ 


8.U 




Old Age Assistance 




83 626 


85 678 




2.1i 


AVERAGE 
mJStx nliX 


Aid to Dependent 
Children 




1U 058 


13 03h 


+ 


7.9 


CASELOAD 


Disability Assistance 




9 825 


9 i*75 


+ 


3.7 




General Relief 




10 258 


10 128 


+ 


1.3 




Old Age Assistance 


$ 


96.17 


$ 9U.80 


+ 


l.U 


AVERAGE 
MONTHLY 


Aid to Dependent 
Children 




153 ,2h 


151.33 


+ 


1.3 


PAYMENT 


Disability Assistance 




Uk.hO 


K$,hO 




0.9 




General Relief 




82.17 


76.82 


+ 


7.0 



;- 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTAiiCS 



Payments for Public Assistance by Category Fiscal 
Year Ending June 30, 195>9 



Four Categories - 9£8 303 



OLD AGL ASSISTANT 
£6 505 hh2 
66 ol% 




3 



Table 2 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BY CATEGORY AND DISTRICT 



FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 195£ 








CATEGORY 




DISTRICT 


Four 

£fTt:.egories 


— 

Old Age 

As gj-s tgn.ce _ 


Aid to 

Dependent 
Children 


Disability 
Assistance 


_ — — — ^ 

General 
JteliefL- 


All Districts 


$li*5 953 303 


$96 505 Ui|2 


$25 650 176 


$13 U8? liOO 


$10 115 285 


Springfield 


17 U6> 69U 


11 U56 111 


2 hOB 005 


1 163 29ii 


2 U3S 28U 


Worcester 


15 732 U58 


10 682 680 


2 185 7U3 


1 230 1;91 


1 333 5Wt 


Lawrence 


19 318 668 


1U 068 853 


2 666 279 


1 U68 705 


1 llii 831 


Boston 


65 003 186 


111 029 67? 


13 305 512 


7 126 170 


3 5iil 827 


Brockton 


13 115 668 


9 038 715 


2 2h9 069 


1 027 26U 


750 620 


Uew Bedford 


15 175 855 


10 089 236 


2 735 563 


1 hlk 872 


936 179 


Terksbury State 













Hospital 



lii6 77U 



90 170 



56 6ch 



h 

Table 3 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

FOUR CATEGORIES COMBINED 

PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BY LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1959 

F I_S C A L Y EAR S _ 

PARTICIPATICN 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 

AMOUNT 

Total $116 958 303 $lU3 593 137 $130 707 593 $125 6h3 9h6 $12k 632 56U 



Federal 


57 213 637 


5U 521 872 


k9 87U 591 


h6 332 U61 


U6 718 Ihh 


State 


55 109 899 


56 272 977 


50 723 519 


U8 921 738 


hi U62 127 


Local 


33 32U 767 


32 798 288 


30 109 183 


30 389 7U7 


30 U52 293 


5RCENT 












Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


39.2 


38.0 


38.2 


36.9 


37.5 


State 


38.0 


39.2 


38.8 


38.9 


38.1 


Local 


22.8 


22.8 


23.0 


2it.2 


2h.h 



\ 



6 



Table h 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 



PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BY LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT 
FISCAL YEARS ENDIN G JUNE 30, 1959 



PARTICIPATION 




F .1 S 


C A 


L YEARS 




1959 


1958 


1957 


1956 


1955 


AMOUNT 














Total 


$96 505 1*1*2 


$97 1*66 791 


$87 


996 777 


$83 1*83 572 


$83 152 886 


Federal 


hO 822 700 


39 272 960 


35 


890 567 


33 1*30 166 


31* 360 757 


State 


39 3h9 138 


1*1 123 6Ul 


36 


821 722 


35 371 072 


3h 1*79 771 


Local 


16 333 60h 


17 070. 190 


15 


281* 1*88 


1U 682 331* 


ll* 312 358 


PERCENT 














Total 


100.0 


100.0 




100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


1*2.3 


1*0.3 




1*0.8 


l*o.o 


1*1.3 


State 


1*0.8 


1*2.2 




hi. 8 


U2.li 


hi. 5 


Local 


16.9 


17.5 




17.1* 


17.6 


17.2 



7 



Table 5 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 



PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BY LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1959 



FISCAL YEARS 



PARTICIPATION 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 



AMOUNT 

Total $25 850 176 $23 670 277 $20 flh 850 $19 829 726 $19 298 228 

Federal 11 572 296 10 77U U9h 9 27k 127 8 595 OhQ 8 Ll6 22h 

State 8 616 725 7 890 093 6 90U 9U8 6 609 909 6 U32 fhh 

Local 5 661 155 5 005 690 h 535 775 h 62U 729 h Uh9 260 



PERCENT 

Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 

Federal Uu8 hS.S liU.8 lO.U 1*3.6 

State 33.3 33.3 33-3 33.3 33.3 

Local 21.9 21.2 21.9 23.3 23.1 



8 



Table 6 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 



PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BY LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT 



PARTICIPATION 


— ~ 


F I S 


CAL YEARS 




1959 


1956 


1957 


1956 


— ' — — - 

1955 


AMOUNT 










Total 


$13 1*87 1*00 


$13 120 506 


$13 587 923 


$12 870 39lt 


$11 510 2U3 


Federal 


i* 8i8 aa 


. U hlh 1*13 


It 709 897 


k 307 21*7 


3 91*1 163 


State 


5 296 907 


5 365 961 


5 1*81 ol*l* 


5 31*5 550 


It 711* 020 


Local 


3 371 852 


3 280 127 


3 396 982 


3 217 597 


2 885 060 


PERCENT 












Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


35.7 


31*. 1 


3U.7 


33.5 


3lt.2 


State 


39.3 


hO. 9 


1*0.3 


1*1.5 


1*0.8 


Local 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 



( 



9 



Table 7 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



GENERAL RELIEF 



PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BY. LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1959 



FISCAL YEARS 



PAR TICIPATION 1959 1958 1957 1956 m 1955 

AMOUNT 

Total $10 115 285 $9 335 563 $8 U08 Ok3 $9 h60 25k $10 6Ul 207 

Federal — — — — 

State 2 157 129 1 893 282 1 5l5 805 1 595 207 1 835 592 

Local 7 958 156 7 hh2 281 6 892 238 7 865 Ou7 8 805 6l5 



PERCENT 

Total 100,0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 
Federal 

State 21.3 20,3 18.0 16. 9 17.2 

Local 78.7 79,7 82.0 83.1 82.8 



10 



Table 8 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



PARTICIPATION IN ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS BY LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT 
FISC AL YEAR ENDING JUNE 3 0, 1959 



PARTICIPATION IN ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS 



Total Federal State Local 

CATEGORY Amount % Amount % Amount % Amoun t % 

FOUR 

CATEGORIES $12 7U0 hOO 100.0 $5 2h9 389 111. 2 $1 097 780 8.6 $6 393 231 50.2 
OLD AGE 

ASSISTANCE 6 U89 3Ul 100.0 3 209 875 h9.5 397 337 6.1 2 882 129 Wi.lt 

AID TO 
DEPENDENT 

CHILDREN 2 779 3Ui 100.0 1 367 660 U9.2 171 5lU 6.2 1 2iiO 170 hh.6 
DISABILITY 

ASSISTANCE 1 356 027 100.0 671 85U k9*S hOl l5U 29.6 283 019 20.9 
GENERAL 

RELIEF 2 115 668 100.0 — — 127 775 6.0 1 987 913 9U.0 



Table 9 



11 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

PAYMENTS TO VENDORS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF ASSISTANCE 
RECIPIENTS BY CATEGORY AND TYPE OF CARE 

^FISCAL 19§g 

m _ CATEGORY 

Four 



Type o f Care Cate gorie s OAA ADC DA Ji R . 



ALL TYPES 


$38 


780 


696 


$29 658 


59U 


$1 96k 


7ii9 


$5 


167 


522 $1 989 


831 


HOSPITAL 


15 


1*61 


006 


10 3U6 


699 


917 


290 


2 


853 


891 


1 31x3 


126 


General 


9 


902 


373 


6 U50 


807 


906 


611 


1 


JU13 


U68 


1 131 


U87 


Chronic 


5 




633 


3 895 


892 


10 


679 


1 


kkO 


123 


211 


639 


PHYSICIAN 




809 


950 


567 


003 


80 


57U 




59 


261 


103 


112 


Home Visits 




56? 


915 


1+39 


3^2 


36 


723 




39 


1*71 


52 


379 


uxij.ce visits 




tile 






UOJL 




02 j. 






790 


50 


7?? 


NURSING HOME 


Ub 


339 


210 


12 937 


209 


17 


836 


1 


297 


505 


86 


660 


DRUGS 


6 


06U 


U73 


U 6li5 


723 


U76 


129 




675 


873 


266 


7U8 


DENTAL 




62U 


808 


292 




201 


327 




62 


568 


68 


799 


OUTPATIENT 




399 


721 


186 


112 


121 


521 




70 


202 


21 


886 


EYE 




332 


1*95 


22U 


620 


56 


083 




2k 


383 


27 


h09 


VISITING NURSE 




H5 


ye 


35 


911 


k 


568 




18 


563 


6 


396 


ANCILLARY SERVICES 




98 


k90 


6k 


90k 


7 


937 




20 


251 


5 


398 


OTHER 




535 


105 


308 


299 


81 


uau 




85 


025 


60 


297 



NOTE: Understated due to a different method of payment prior to March 1, 1959 



Table 10 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Expenditures 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1959 



12 



EXPENDITURES 
Total 
Payment 

Administrative Cost 



TOTAL 
EXPENDITURES 

$5 985 909 

U lOh 079 

1 571 830 



FEDERAL 
$112 729 


112 729 



STATE 
§5 873 180 
k hlii 079 
1 li59 101 



13 

Table 11 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Caseload, Intake and Discharges by District 
Fiscal Year 1959 



DISTRICT 


Caseload 
on 

June 30, 1958 


I ® 
Total 


T 

Dep„ b 


A K E 3 ' 
^erm Temp c 
Negl. Negl, 


DISCHARGES 


Caselo, 
on 
June 30, 


ALL DISTRICTS 


U 871 


1 2U8 


873 


216 


159 


I 0h3 


5 076 


Springfield 


626 


11*5 


75 


17 


53 


1U1 


621 


Worcester 


598 


303 


252 


12 


39 


163 


722 


Lawrence 


826 


179 


ihi 


15 


23 


lli3 


819 


Boston 


1 78U 


hh$ 




163 


37 


320 


1 8ii9 


Brockton 


589 


7li 


60 


9 


5 


81 


569 


New Bedford 


3h0 


102 


100 





2 


91 


350 


Adoption Unit 


108 














10k 


116 



a 
b 
c 



Does not 
Includes 
Does not 



include transfers from other districts 

Out of State 

include transfers to other districts 



Table 12 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Applications for Care because of Dependency 
and Referrals for Care because of Neglect 
Year Ending June 30, 1959 





NDMBE 


R OF C H 


I L D R E N 


Yearly Turnover 


Total 


Dependent 
Applications 


Neglect 
Referrals 


On hand at beginning of year 


70Li 


370 


33U 


Added during year 


2 235 


1 555 


680 


Total on hand during year 


2 939 


1 925 


1 Oil* 


Disposed of during year 


2 279 


1 561 


718 


Taken in care 


1 2U8 


873 


375 


Not taken into care 


1 031 


688 


3U3 


On hand at end of year 


660 


36h 


296 



The percent of children investigated who were taken into care: 

1959 5U.8 
1958 55.1 
1957 53.2 
1956 U8.8 
1955 U9.7 



15 



Table 13 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Children Taken Into Care by Age at Intake, Sex and Religion 
Year Ending June 30, 1959 



NOT 



AGE 


TOTAL 


CATHOLIC 


PROTESTANT 


JEWISH REP0RTEI 






D 


rt 
U 


D 


u 


B G B G 


ALL AGES 


1 2U8 


hh( 




d23 


O AO 


6 1 Hi 5 


Under 1 yr, 


2h9 


At 


73 


52 


3o 


3 3* 1* 


1 to 2 yrs. 


120 


UP 


en 


OT 


oft 

cO 


2 


2 to 3 yrs. 


86 


38 


23 


13 


11 


1* 


3 to h yrs. 


92 


3U 


19 


20 


19 




k to 5 yrs. 


68 


21 


28 


12 


6 


1 


5 to 6 yrs. 


72 


21 


22 


16 


12 


1 


6 to 7 yrs. 


52 


17 


17 


8 


9 


1 


7 to 8 yrs. 


65 


31 


13 


17 


3 


1 


8 to 9 yrs,, 


51 


Ik 


16 


7 


lU 




9 to 10 yrs* 


63 


26 


16 


9 


9 


3 


10 to 11 yrs,, 


57 


19 


Ik 


10 


12 


1 1 


11 to 12 yrs P 


58 


22 


17 


7 


10 


1 1 


12 to 13 yrs. 


5U 


28 


11 


7 


8 




13 to lU yrs. 


hi 


15 


15 


9 


2 




111 to 15 yrs. 


51 


17 


17 


7 


9 


1 


15 to 16 yrso 


31 


8 


13 


2 


5 


1 11 


16 to 17 yrs. 


20 


2 


7 


6 






17 to 18 yrs. 


8 


k 


2 




2 




18 to 19 yrs. 


k 


2 


2 








19 to 20 yrs. 


1 








1 




20 & over 


1 








1 




Not Reported 


a 


2 


1 






1 



Includes one "Other" Religion. 

Note: Median age at intake 5el years. 



16 



Table lh 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 

Status of Children Taken Into Care 
During Year Ending June 30, 1959 

Number and Percent 



Status 



Number 



Percent 



All Statuses 



1 2)>G 



10C0 



Total Neglect 
Neglect, temporary 
Neglect, permanent 



3?5 



30,0 



216 
159 



17.3 
12,7 



Total Dependent 

Dependent 

Dependent, Out of State 



8?3 



70o0 




66,? 
lo8 



17 



Table 15 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARJIANSKIP 



Child Placement 



Ages of Children Under Care on June 30, 1959 
by Length of Time Under Care 



AGE 


TOTAL 


YEARS 


UNDER 


CARE 






to 1 


1 to 5 


5 to 10 


10 and over 


ALL AGES 


5 076 • 


1 ohh 


1 9h6 


1 217 


869 


Under 1 year 


1# 


156 








1 to 2 yrs. 


186 


106 


80 






2 to 3 yrso 


186 


80 


106 






3 to h yrs. 


222 


7k 


H*8 






k to 5 yrs. 


231* 


6h 


150 






5 to 6 yrs. 


231 


58 


160 


13 




6 to 7 yrs. 


233 


1*6 


138 


h9 




7 to 8 yrs. 


267 


60 


11*7 


60 




8 to 9 yrs. 


255 


ho 


127 


88 




9 to 10 yrs. 


283 


57 


128 


98 




10 to 11 yrs. 


319 


57 


133 


118 


01 


11 to 12 yrs. 


339 


51 


128 


121* 


36 


12 to 13 yrs. 


333 


hh 


98 


123 


68 


13 to ill yrso 


305 


32 


85 


105 


83 


ll* to 15 yrs. 


335 


39 


81 


101 


121* 


15 to 16 yrs. 


35U 


ho 


83 


102 


129 


16 to 17 yrs. 


31*1 


22 


60 


97 


162 


17 to 18 yrs. 


275 


12 


61* 


70 


129 


18 to 19 yrs. 


156 


h 


20 


!£ 


87 


19 to 20 yrs. 


68 


1 


10 


18 


39 


20 and over 


18 


1 





6 


11 



1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 

Note: Median age of children under care, years ll o 11,0 11,6 11,5 11*7 

Median length of time under care, years hcO 3c7 3.3 IwO 

3.7 



18 



Table 16 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Status of Children Under Care on June 30, 1959 
Number and Percent 

Status Number Percent 

ALL STATUSES $ 076 100 c 

Total Dependent 2 $h6 50.1 

Section lh 3 »1 

22 91 1*8 

23 subsection A 1 1*98 29.5 
23 subsection C 1*7 e 9 
23 subsection E 31 . c6 
23 A SKL .U 
28 32 .6 
38 769 15.1 

Extended Intake 2k ,5 

Out of State 30 ,6 

Total Neglect 2 530 U9.9 

Neglect - Temporary (Sec, 23 subsection D) 15U 3»0 

Neglect - Permanent (Sec. 23 subsection D) 2 302 U5.U 

Section 25 h9 1.0 

Section 27 25 *5 



19 



Table 17 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Location of Children on June 30, 1959 by* Terms of Care 



BOARDING TERMS 



Board, 



Location 


All 
Terms 


Clothing, 
or both 


Free 


Independent 


Other 


ALL LOCATIONS 


5 076 


U k36 


158 


56 


U26 


Temporary Home 


13li 


133 





l 





Adoption Home 


115 





115 








Foster Home 


3 893 


3 812 


27 







Non-Medical Inst. 


U30 


1*19 


11 








Medical Inst, 


78 


72 


5 


l 





With Parent 


216 











2U6 


With Relative 


128 





0- 





128 


Elsewhere 


52 











52 



Note: Ninety-eight percent of the children in foster homes 
are at board, clothing, or both. 



20 



Table 18 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Adoption Placement Unit 
Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration 
in Five Years 
Year Ending June 30 



"71? ARTY TTTPTvTOWR 




P W T 
O fl X 


t n p t? 

Ju L) n a 








1959 


1958 


1957 


1956 


1955 


Referrals on hand July 1 


6U 


79 




75 


69 


Received during year 


226 


158 


1U5 


127 


121 


On hand during year 


290 


237 


190 


202 


190 


Disposed of during year 


17h 


173 


111 


157 


115 


Rejected, returned to district 
or withdrawn, study deferred 


59 


37 


31 


25 


27 


Accepted 


115 


136 


80 


132 


88 


Placed in adoptive home 


82 


97 


57 


92 


56 


Accepted and withdrawn 








2 






Unplaced on June 30 


33 


39 


21 


ho 


32 


Referrals on hand June 30 


116 


6h 


79 


U5 


75 



Table 19 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Reasons for Discharge of Children in Pour Years 
Years Ending June 30 



REASON FOR DISCHARGE 


NUMBER OF 


CHI 


L D R E I 




1959 

■i— i in mm 


1958 


1957 


1956 


ALL REASONS 


1 0h3 


1 093 


1 05U 


1 039 


To Parent 


366 


338 


269 


363 


Parent on ADC 


81 




- 


- 


Parent not on ADC 


285 


<• 


Ml 


mm 


To Relative 


68 


79 


58 


67 


Other Relative on ADC 


25 








Other Relative not on ADC 


U3 


mm 






To Foster Parent 





2 


1 





Adopted 


i5o 


130 


180 


93 


Became Self -Supporting 


125 


195 


I6h 


219 


To Armed Forces 


51 


52 


77 


87 


Married 


ho 


21* 


U3 


36 


Died 


7 


k 


U 


9 


Became Of Age 


15 


10 


12 


6 


To Court 


m 


119 


151 


79 


Court, to parent 


ioU 








Court, to relative 


8 








Court, to Youth Service Board 


3U 


52 


53 


ho 


Court, to Other 


2 






mm 


To Schools for Mentally Defective 


26 


33 


hi 


29 


To Place of Settlement 














To State Schools or Hospitals 


1 


7 


5 


5 


Whereabouts Unknown 


9 


5 


10 


7 


Other 


5 


13 


2U 


11 


Out of State 


28 









The Reasons for Discharge for year ending June 30, 1959 
were revised July 31, 1958. 



Notes Median length of time under care at discharges 

1953 5.1 1957 li.O 

195U 5.0 1958 3.8 

1955 h.3 1959 3.0 

1956 lt.0 



22 

Table 20 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Homefinding Investigations 
Fiscal Years 1955 - 1959 



INVESTIGATIONS 


1959 


1958 


1957 


1956 


1955 


Total Completed 


1 73JU 


1 97U 


2 081 


1 786 


1 686 


Approved 


536 


523 


U28 


U55 


553 


Disapproved 


173 


171 


275 


266 


335 


Withdrawn 


l 005 


1 280 


1 378 


1 065 


798 



Percent of investigations resulting in approval 



1959 


31,3 


1958 


26.5 


1957 


20,6 


1956 


25,5 


1955 


32c7 


195b 


31o5 


1953 


2Lu3 


1952 


27.0 


1951 


29o2 



23 

Table 21 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Independent Adoptions Section 
Investigation of Non-Agency Petitions for Adoptions 
Year Ending June 30 ? 1959 



YTARLY TURNOVER 

NUMBER OF 



Families Children 

Petitions on Hand July 1, 1953 Ii70 563 

Received During the Year 1 0h9 1 273 

On Hand During the Year 1 519 1 836 

Closed During the Year 910 1 101 

Investigated and Reported 870 1 056 

Withdrawn or Otherwise Eliminated UO U5 

Petitions on Hand June 30, 1959 609 735 



Table 22 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Minor Children Supported by Municipalities 
on July 1, 1959 

(expect children in infirmaries, or in state institutions, or placed by the 
Division of Child Guard ianship, or living with their own families receiving 
Aid to Dependent Children or General Relief), to be visited by the Division. 



Municipality 



No„ of 
Children 



Municipality 



No, of 
Children 



STATE TOTAL 

Westfield 

Lowell 

Holyoke 

Springfield 

Easthampton 

Haverhill 

Ludlow 

Pittsfield 

Somerville 

Waltham 

Wareham 

Greenfield 

Northampton 



92 
11 
6 

$ 
h 
k 
h 
k 
k 
U 
I 
3 
3 



9 with 2 
13 with 1 
316 with 



18 
13 




Location of Children 
Total 

In homes of relatives 
In foster homes 



92 
3$ 



In non-med, institutions 27 
In medical institutions 2 
Elgewhere k 



25 



Table 23 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Children Receiving Primary Casework Services 
from Public and Private Agencies by Location of Children 

on June 30, 1959 



ALL 

LOCATION AGENCIES PUBLIC PRIVATE 







DCG 


Local 

Boards 




ALL LOCATIONS 


8 730 


5 736 


92 


2 952 


Parents 


1 hhl 


56U 





877 


Relatives 


267 


211* 


2k 


29 


Foster Homes 


h 801 


h 1U8 


35 


618 


Adoptive Homes 


69U 


115 





579 


Non-Medical Insitutions 


1 255 


502 


29 


72h 


Medical Institutions 


12h 


106 





18 


Elsewhere 


198 


87 


u 


107 



Coverage; The total count does not include 20 Private 

Agencies that have not reportsd c An estimate 
of the 20 agencies indicates 1 630 children 
receiving services 



26 



Table 2k 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Children Receiving Services 

on March 31 s 1959; 
Marital Status of Parents, 
by Living Arrangement 



LIVING ARRANGEMENT 



Marital All Foster Family Heme 



Status of 
Parents 


Arrange- 
ments 


Home of 
Parents 


Home of 
Relatives 


Adop- 
tive 


Board- 
ing 


Work or 
Free Wage 


Insti- 
tutions 


Othej 


ALL STATUSES 


5 768 


603 


2li3 


156 


h 109 


U5 


9 


h30 


173 


Married 


1 267 


262 


$3 


15 


828 


5 





82 


22 


Divorced 


851 


106 


33 


h 


598 


5 


2 


69 


3h 


Deserted or 
Separated 


1 328 


132 


66 


15 


966 


15 


3 


111* 


17 


Father Dead 


321 


21 


18 


l 


2U3 


l 


1 


26 


10 


Mother Dead 


U27 


28 


15 


h 


295 


2 


1 


U2 


10 


Both. Parents 
Dead 


105 





9 





71 


h 





9 


12 


Unmarried 


1 U56 


51 


19 


115 


1 101 


12 


Z 


88 


65 


Unknown 


13 








2 


7 


1 








3 



The above table is a result of a special study. Included 
are Children Under Care as well as children in Applications 
and Referrals a 



1 



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COMPILED 6y 



Bureau of rese/vr£.h and statistics 

OCTOBER \960 



STATE LIBRARY W^'JStTT* 
JUN 5 196? 

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 



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TABLES ^ b I [7 3 

5 HQ h~*J Page 
A. DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ia ca 



Table 


I. 


Total Yearly Payments, Average Monthly Payments and Average 
Monthly Caseload by Category of Assistance, . Fiscal Years 1959-60 


1 


Table 


II. 


Assistance Payments by Category by District, Fiscal Year I960 


3 


Table 


III. 


Participation in Total Assistance Payments by Levels of Govern** 
ment, Fiscal Years 1956-60 


hh 


Table 


IV. 


Participation in Old Age Assistance Payments by Level of Govern- 
ment, Fiscal Years 1956-60 


6 


Table 


V. 


Participation in Aid to Dependent Children Payments by Level of 
Government, Fiscal Years, 1956«60 


7 


Table 


VI. 


Participation in Disability Assistance Payments by Level of 
Government, Fiscal Years 1956-60 


8 


Table 


VII. 


Participation in General Relief Assistance Payments by Level of 
Government;, Fiscal Years 1956-60 


9 


Table 


VIII, 


Participation in Administrative Costs, Levels of Government, 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, I960 


10 


Table 


IX, 


Payments to vendors for Medical Care of Assistance Recipients, 
by Category of Assistance and Type of Care. Fiscal Year I960 

B. DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 


11 


Table 


X, 


Expenditures for the Care and Maintenance of Children and 
Administration of the Program, Fiscal I960. 


12 


Table 


XI. 


Caseload, Intake, Transfers and Discharges, by District, 
Fiscal Year I960 


13 


Table 


XII, 


Applications and Referrals for Care by Status of Intake, 
Fiscal Yfear I960 


lii 


Table 


XIII. 


Number and Percent of Children Investigated who were taken 

■into Harp "Rt^paI YpStx? TO^—AO 
xtiuu wait, r ia^ox ic^i □ X/^x — vjv-» 


15 


Table 


XIV. 


Number of Children taken into Care by Age at Intake 


16 


Table 


XV. 


Number of Children Taken into Care by Religion and Sex 


17 


Table 


XVI. 


Number and Percent of Children taken into Care by Status, 
Fiscal Year I960 


18 


Table 


XVII. 


Ages of Children Under Care by Years under Care, on June 30,1960 


19 


Table 


XVIII. Number and Percent of Children under Care by State on 
June 30, I960 


90 


Table 


XVIX. 


Location of Children by Terms of Care, June 30, I960 




Table 


XX. 


Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration, Fiscal Year I960 


cc 


Table 


XXI. 


Reasons for Discharge of Children, Fiscal Years 1957-60 


23 


Table 


XXII. 


Homefinding Investigations, Fiscal Years 1956-60 


2h 


Table 


XXIII. Number of Families and Children included in Non-Agency 
Petitions for Adoption, Fiscal Year I960 


25 


Table 


XXIV. 


Children Receiving Primary Case Work Service from Public and 
Private Agencies by Location of Children on June 30, I960 

CHARTS 


26 


Chart 


I. 


Percentage Distribution of Total Assistance Payments by 
category of Assistance, Fiscal Year I960 


22 


Chart 


II, 


Participation in Total Assistance Payments by Levels of 
Government, Calendar Years 1936-60 


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DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



CHART I. Percentage Distribution of Total Assistance Payments 
by Category of Assistance, Fiscal Year I960 



Four Categories $1US 757 810 




Old Age Assistance 



Disability Assistance 



Aid to Dependent Children 



General Relief 



TABLE II 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BY CATEGORY AND DISTRICT 
FISCAL YEAR I960* 









C A T E 


GORY 




DISTRICT 


Four 

Categories 


Old. Age 
Assistance 


Aid to 

Dependent 

Children 


Disability- 
Assistance 


General 
Relief 


ALL DISTRICTS 


$11*5 757 810 


$96 1*22 282 


$25 871 713 


$11* U83 U37 


$8 980 378 


Boston 


65 50l* 667 


hi 2h9 271 


13 386 168 


7 605 057 


3 261* 171 


Lawrence 


18 927 786 


13 888 797 


2 51*2 190 


1 551 992 


9hk 807 


Springfield 


17 357 $9h 


11 336 607 


2 63k 212 


1 289 till 


2 097 36U 


Worcester 


15 637 179 


10 720 609 


2 397 383 


1 355 186 


1 161* 301 


New Bedford 


15 085 676 


9: '985 1*96 


2 7U9 963 


1 527 1*33 


822 78U 


Brockton 


13 071 391 


9 133 027 


2 161 797 


1 089 616 


686 951 


Tewksbury State 
Hospital 


173 217 


108 1*75 




6h 7h2 





■* Ending June 30 



b 



TABLE III 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
FOUR CATEGORIES COMBINED 



PARTICIPATION IN TOTAL ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BY LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT 

FISCAL YEARS 1956-1960 



Government Level 


1960 


1959 


1958 


1957 


1956 






Amount 








Total 


757 810 


$1U5 958 303 


$1U3 593 137 


$13 707 593 


$125 6U3 9h6 


Federal 


56 890 Qhh 


57 213 637 


Sh 521 872 


h9 87U 591 


16 332 U61 


State 


56 125 159 


55 hl9 899 


56 272 977 


50 723 519 


U8 921 738 


Local 


32 7bl 807 


33 32li 767 


32 798 288 


30 109 U83 


30 389 7U7 






Percent 








Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


39.0 


39.2 


38.0 


38.2 


36.9 


State 


38.5 


38.0 


39.2 


38.8 


38.9 


Local 


22.5 


22.8 


22.8 


23.0 


2I4.2 



CO 




6 



TABLE IV 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



PARTICIPATION IN OLD AGE ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BY LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT 

FISCAL YEARS 1956-1960 



Government Level 


1960 


1959 


1958 


1957 


1956 






Amount 








Total 


$ 96 hZ2 282 


$ 96 505 W 


$ 97 U66 791 


$ 87 996 777 


$.i83 U83 572 


Federal 


hO Oh& 167 


hO 822 700 


39 272 960 


. 35 890 567 


33 h30 166 


State 


39 837 709 


39 3U9 138 


ill 123 611 


36 821 722 


35 371 072 


Local 


16 536 U06 


16 333 60U 


17 070 190 


15 28U U88 


lh 682 33U 






Percent 








Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100. 


Federal 




U2.3 


10.3 


10.8 


1.0.0 


State 




U0.8 


U2.2 


la. 8 


h2.h 


Local 


17.2 


16.9 


17.5 


17. h 


17.6 



TABLE V 



7 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



PARTICIPATION IN AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BY LEVELS OF 

GOVERNMENT 

FISCAL YEARS 1956-1960 



Government Level 


1960 


1959 


1958 


1957 


1956 






Amount, 








Total 


$25 871 713 


$25 850 176 


$23 670 277 


$20 71U 850 


$19 829 726 


Federal 


11 799 596 


11 572 296 


10 77U h9h 


9 27U 127 


8 595 Oh 8 


State 


8 623 90ii 


8 616 725 


7 890 093 


6 90U 9U8 


6 &09 909 


Local 


5 hhB 213 


5 661 155 


5 005 690 


k 535 775 


h 62h 169 






Percent 








Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


U5.6 


Uu8 


U5.5 


Uu6 


h3. h 


State 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


Local 


21.1 


21.9 


21.2 


21.9 


23.3 



8 



TABLE VI 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



PARTICIPATION IN DISABILITY ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BY LEVELS OF' GOVERNMENT 

FISCAL YEARS 1956-1960 



Government Level 


1960 


1959 


1958 


1957 


1956 






Aiuoun 








Total 


$1U U83 U37 


$13 U87 U00 


$13 120 £06 


$13 587 923 


$12 870 39h 


Federal 


5 0U3 081 


h 818 6hl 


h hlk iil8 


h 709 897 


k 307 2U7 


State 


5 819 U97 


5 296 907 


5 365 961 


5 u8l Ohh 


5 3U5 550 


Local 


3 620 859 


3 371 852 


3 280 127 


3 396 982 


3 217 597 






Percen 


t 






Total 


100.0 


100,0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


3U.8 


35.7 


3iul 


31.7 


33.5 


State 


h0.2 


39o3 


U0.9 


U0.3 




Local 


25.0 


25.0 


25oO 


25.0 


25.0 



9 



TABLE VII 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



PARTICIPATION* IN GENERAL RELIEF ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS BY LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT 

FISCAL YEARS 1956-1960 



Government Level 


1960 


1959 


1958 


1957 


1956 






Amount 






Total 

State 
Local 


$ 8 980 378 

1 8hh Oh9 
7 136 329 


$10 115 285 

2 157 129 
7 958 156 


$ 9 335 563 

1 893 282 
7 Ui2 281 


$ 8 h08 0U3 

1 515 805 
6 892 238 


$ 9 U60 25U 

1 595 207 
7 865 0h7 






Perce r 


it 






Total 

State 
Local 


100.0 

20.5 
79*5 


100.0 

21,3 
78.7 


100.0 

20.3 
79,7 


100,0 

18.0 
82.0 


100„0 

16.9 
83.1 



* Federal Government does not participate. State pays entire bill 
on cases without settlement in the Commonwealth. Locals pay 
entirely for settled cases. 



10 



TABLE VIII 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



PARTICIPATION IN ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS BY LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT 
FISCAL YEAR END ING JUNE 30, I960 





Participation in Administrative Costs 




Tota: 




Federal 


State 


Local 


Category 


Amount 


Per- 
cent , 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


All 

Categoric^ 


$13 379 858 


lOOoO 


$5 578 666 


Ulo7 


$1 131 hl2 


8,5 


•$6 669 780 


b9,8 


Old Age 
Assistance 


6 829 h20 


100.0 


3 381 702 


U9.5 


396 156 


5.8 


3 051 562 


hh.7 


Aid to 

Dependent 

Children 


2 991 186 


100.0 


1 U8U 699 


h9*6 


182 682 


6.1 


1 323 805 


kk.3 


Disability 
Assistance 


1 U36 2hl 


100 3 


712 265 


U9o6 


U20 268 


29.3 


303 708 


21,1 


General 
Relief 


2 123 Oil 


100,0 


MM 




132 306 


6 2 


1 990 705 


93*8 



TABLE IX 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



PAYMENTS TO VENDORS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF ASSISTANCE 
RECIPIENTS BY CATEGORY AND TYPE OF CARE 
FISCAL 1960 





CATEGORY 


Type of Care 


All.' 

Categories 


OAA 


ADC 


DA 


GR 


ALL TYPES 


$51 


799 


998 


$hO 


502 


857 


$2 ItU2 02U 


$6 


977 


913 


$1 877 


20U 


HOSPITAL 


17 


913 


217 


12 


073 


265 


9h5 005 


3 


632 


279 


1 263 


668 


General 
Chronic 


10 
7 


612 
300 


600 
617 


6 
5 


931 

lUi 


763 
502 


932 729 
12 276 


1 
1 


65h 
977 


610 
669 


1 092 

..169 


h98 
170 


PHYSICIAN 


2 


h96 


266 


.1 


935 


676 


2U7 1U7 




216 


530 


96 


913 


Home Visits 
Office Visits 


1 


701 
795 


050 
216 


1 


U13 
521 


923 
753 


105 006 
Hi2 lUl 




133 
83 


032 
U98 


h9 
hi 


089 
82U 


NURSING HOME 


22 


089 


093 


19 


991 


6U1 


13 352 


1 


983 


739 


100 


361 


DRUGS 


6 


2kl 


8U7 


k 


771 


073 


511 500 




731 


3h3 


63 


330 


DENTAL 




836 


506 




332 


095 


362 569 




78 


512 


233 


931 


OUTPATIENT 




U51 


113 




209 


ii52 


lii2 000 




79 


887 


19 


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EYE 




523 


095 




363 


U37 


89 225 




hi 


583 


28 


850 


VISITING NURSE 




3hO 


689 




267 


697 


11 053 




56 


61k 


5 


325 


ANCILLARY SERVICES 




2 Oh 


330 




152 


906 


10 h29 




36 


k!2 


h 


523 


OTHER 




697 


8U2 




ho5 


615 


109- \lhh 




120 


95U 


61 


529 



' Tattle X 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIAIISHIP 
Expenditures For the Care and Maintenance 
of Children and Administration of the Program 
Fiscal Year i960 



Type of Expenditure 


* 
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% 




All Expenditures 


6,198,166 


100.0. 


Care and Maintenance of children 


3,895,109 


62.8 


Board 


3,030,001 


U8.9 


Clothing 


56U,252 


9.1 


Hospital Care 


136,977 


2.2 


Doctors and Dentists 


131,021 


2.1 


iledical Supplies 


25,390 


0.1* 


Other 


7,1*68 


0.1 


Tuition and Transportation 


570,La5 


9.2 


Administration* 


1,732, 6U2 


28,0 


Salaries-"- 


I,h30,6ii8 


23.1 


Other-"- 


301,99*1 


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Applications and Referrals for Care 
by Status of Intake 
Fiscal Year I960 



Applications & Referrals 


Total 


Status of 


Intake 


Dependent 


Neglect 




(No. of Children) 


(No, of Children) 


(No. of Children) 


On Hand July 1, 19?9 


660 


361; 


296 


Added During Year 


2 113 


1 U60 


653 


Total Available 


2 773 


1 82U 


919 


Processed During Year 


2 170 


1 h29 


710. 


Accepted 


1 2h6 


776 


U70 


Not Accepted 


92k 


6$3 


271 


Remaining July 1, I960 


603 


395 


208 



Table XIII 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 



Number and Percent of Children Investigated 
who were Taken into Care 
Fiscal Years 1955 - I960 



Year 


Total 


Taken into Care 


Investigated 


Number 


' Percent 


I960 


2 170 


1 2U6 


57 ,h 


1959 


2 279 


1 2h8 


5U.8 


1958 


1 987 


1 09U 


55d 


1957 


1 739 


926 


53.2 


1956 


1 897 


916 


U8.8 


1955 


1 670 


830 


U9.7 



Table XIV 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken into Care 
by Age at Intake 
Fiscal Year I960 



Age 


Total 


(Years) 




ALL AGES 


1 2U6 


Under 6 mos„ 


181 


Under 1 


63 


1 to 2 


109 


2 to 3 


93 


3 to k 


90 


U to 5 


83 


5 to 6 


79 


6 to 7 


60 


7 to 8 


63 


8 to 9 


57 


9 to 10 


$k 


10 to 11 


58 


11 to 12 


51 


12 to 13 


53 


13 to Ik 


5U 


lh to 15 


36 


15 to 16 


30 


16 to 17 


20 


17 to 18 


8 


18 to 19 


2 


19 to 20 


2 



Table XV 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Number of Children Taken into Care 
by Religion and Sex 
Fiscal Year I960 



Religion 


Total 


Male 


Female 


All Religions 


1 2U6 


66U 


£82 


Catholic 


769 


U2U 


3U5 


Protestant 




229 


228 


Jewish 


$ 


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1 


Other and 
Not Reported 


1$ 


7 


8 



Table XVI 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Taken into Care 

by Status 
Fiscal Year I960 



Status 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


1 2h6 


100*0 


Neglect 


kio 


37o7 


Temporary- 


291 


23.3 


Permanent 


179 


lU.ii 


Dependent 


776 


62.3 


Intrastate 


752 


60 h 


Out of State 


2H 


lo9 



19 

Table XVII 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Ages of Children Under Care 



by Years Under Care on 







June 30, 


I960 










YEARS UN 


D E R CARE 


Age 














Total 


1 year 




P TrO xu 


jlu ana. over 


ALL AGES 


5 207 


983 


2 196 


1 202 


826 


Under 1 yr. 


153 


153 








1 to 2 yrs.. 


228 


98 


130 






2 to 3 yrs. 


218 


79 


139 






3 to k yrs. 


212 


67 


Hi5 






U to 5 yrs. 


239 


61 


178 






5 to 6 yrs. 


235 


65 


152 


18 




o XiO i yrs. 


cud 


50 


162 


30 




7 to 8 yrs. 


2U6 


U2 


133 


71 




8 to 9 yrs. 


287 


51 


153 


83 




9 to 10 yrs. 


26h 


U3 


120 


101 




10 to 11 yrs. 


310 


U6 


1U6 


10k 


Ik 


11 to 12 yrs. 


33U 


U3 


116 


109 


36 


12 to 13 yrs. 


3Ui 


39 


125 


129 


51 


13 to 1U yrs. 


3h6 


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109 


113 


83 


lU to 15 yrs. 


309 


35 


81 


103 


90 


15 to 16 yrs. 


335 


31 


91 


8U 


129 


16 to 17 yrs. 


3li2 


25 


86 


101 


130 


17 to 18 yrs. 


290 


11 


56 


77 


Xli6 


18 to 19 yrs, 


171 


2 


32 


U7 


90 


19 to 20 yrs. 


Ih 


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8 


21 


uu 


20 and over 


28 





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13 



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1958} 11,6 in 1957; 11.5 in 1956. 

Median number of years under care 3o6 years in I960; 3»7 in 1959; 
Uo0 in 1958; 3,7 in 1959; 3o3 in 1956. 



Table XVIII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number and Percent of Children Under Care 
by Status 
on June 30, i960 



Status 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


$ 207 


100.0 


Neglect 


2 5h8 


UQ.9 


Temporary- 


2U8 


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Permanent 


2 300 


Uui 


Dependent 


2 659 


Sl.i 


Intrastate 


2 632 


$0.6 


Out of State 


27 


Oo5 



Table XIX 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 



Location of Children by Terms of Care 
June 30 , I960 



Location 




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lug 


& V* Yh l~% 

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All 


Board 
Clothing* 
or Both 


Free 


Other 


ALL LOCATIONS 


5 207 


h h69 


690 


ii8 


Temporary Home 


119 


118 


1 





Adoption Home 


162 





162 





Foster Home 


3 870 


3 801 


69 





Non-Medical Inst 


503 


U87 


16 





Medical Inst, 


70 


63 


7 





With Parent 


302 





302 





With Relative 


133 





133 





Elsewhere 


U8 








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# 98$ of the children in foster homes are at board, clothing 
or both 



22 



Table XX 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Adoption Placement Unit 

Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration 
Fiscal Year I960 



Referrals on hand July 1, 1959 2$h 

Assigned l££ 
Unassigned 99 
Received during year 227 
On hand during year U8l 
Disposed of during year 230 

Rejected It 
Withdrawn ll9 
Accepted 177 
Referrals on hand June 30, I960 25 1 

Assigned II46 
Unassigned 105 



23 



Table XXI 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Reasons for Discharge of Children 
Fiscal Years 1957 - I960 



Reason for Discharge 


Number of Children 


I960 


1959 


1958 


1957 


ALL REASONS 

To Parent ( a ) 
To Court ( b ) 
Adopted 

Self Supporting 
To Relative (°/ 
To Armed Forces 
Married 

To Schools for Mentally Defective 
Out of State 
Became of Age 
Died 

Whereabouts Unknown 
To State Hospitals 
To Foster Parent 
Other 


1 115 

mo 

167 
157 
137 
75 
56 
35 
26 
11 
10 
8 

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2 
2 
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1 0U3 

366 
1U8 
150 
125 
68 
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7 
9 
1 

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1 093 

338 
171 
130 

195 

79 
52 
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2 

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1 092 

269 
20li 
180 
l6h 
58 
77 
U3 
111 

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10 

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2h 


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60 


81 






not on ADC 


350 


285 


m 




(b) Court to parent and relative 


118 


112 






to Youth Service Board 


U5 


314 


52 


53 


to other 


k 


2 






(c) To relative on ADC 


25 


25 






not on ADC 


50 


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Table XXII 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 



Home finding Investigations 
Fiscal Years 1956 - I960 







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vestigati 


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Completed 


Approved 


Percent Approved 


Disapproved 


Withdrawn 


i960 


1 822 


533 


29.3 


215 


1 07U 


1959 


1 711; 


536 


31.J 


173 


1 005 


1958 


1 9714 


523 


26,5 


171 


1 280 


1957 


2 081 


U28 


20.6 


275 


1 378 


1956 


1 78o 


U55 


25.5 

1 


266 


1 065 



Table XXIII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Independent Adoptions Section 

Number of Families and Children Included 
in Non-Agency Petitions for Adoptions 
Fiscal Year I960 



Non-Agency Petitions 


Families 
(Number ) 


Children 
(Number) 


On Hand July 1, 1959 


609 


735 


Received during the year 


1 llli 


1 399 


Yearly total to be investigated 


1 723 


2 131* 


Closed during the year 


912 


1 135 


Investigated and Reported 


870 


1 082 


Withdrawn or Rejected 


U2 


53 


Remaining June 30, I960 


811 


999 



Table XXIV 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 



Children Receiving Primary Case-work Services 
from Public and Private Agencies by Location 
June 30, I960 



Location 


All Agencies 


Public 


Private 






DCG 


Local 
Boards 




ALL LOCATIONS 




5 810 


22 




Parents 


1 295 


573 


1 


721 


Relatives 


275 


219 


| 


52 


Foster Homes 


h 597 


h 077 


ait 


506 


Adoptive Homes 


792 


162 





630 


Non-Medical Institutions 


1 296 


561 


i 


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Medical Institutions 


lUo 


100 


2 


38 


Elsewhere 


220 


111 





109 


Unknown 


2k 


7 





17 



Coverage: The total count does not include 23 private 

agencies that have not reported. An estimate 
of the 23 agencies indicates 1650 children 
receiving services 



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JUN 5 1962 

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Table 

T?ble I. 

T*ble II. 
Table III. 

Table IV, 

Table V. 

Table VI. 

Table VII. 

Table VIII, 

Table IX. 

Table X. 



LIST OF TABLES 3d H 3 
A. DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ! - G | 



Page 



Total Yearly Payments, Average Monthly Payments and Average 
Monthly Caseload by Category of Assistance, Fiscal Years 1960-61 1 

Assistance Payments by Category by District, Fiscal Year 1961... 2 

3 



Participation in Total Assistance Payments by Levels of Govern- 
ment, Fiscal Years 1957-1961 



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Participation in Old Age Assistance Payments by Levels of 
Government Fiscal Years 1957-1961 ..... 



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Participation in Medical Assistance for the Aged 

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Participation in Aid to Dependent Children Payments by Level of 
Government, Fiscal Years, 1957-1961.. 



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Participation in Disability Assistance Payments by Level of 
Government, Fiscal Years 1957-1961... 



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7 



Participation in General Relief Assistance Payments by Level of 
Governments Fiscal Years 1957-1961.......... 



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Participation in Administrative Costs, Levels of Government, 

FlSC3.1 YOB.!* Ending JliriG 1^61 ecccoooeooooooooooooeoeooocooco 9 

Payments to vendors for Medical Care of Assistance Recipients, 

by Category of Assistance and Type of Care. Fiscal Year 1961... 10 



Table XI. 

Table XII. 

Table XIII. 

Table XIV. 

Table XV. 
T?ble XVI, 
Table XVII. 

Table XVIII, 

Table XIX... 

Table XX. 
Table XXI. 
Table XXII. 
Table XXIII, 

Table XXIV. 
Table XXV. 



B, DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Expenditures for the Care and Maintenance of Children and 
Administration of the Program, Fiscal Year 1961. ........;„,.,.,. 11 

Caseload- Intake, Transfers and Discharges, by District, 

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Number and Percent of Children Investigated who were taken 
into Care, Fiscal Years 

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Number of Children taken into Care by Age at Intake, 1961....... 15 

Number of Children taken into Care by Religion and Sex, 1961.... 16 

Number and Percent of Children taken into Care by Status, 
Fiscal Years 1960-1961.. 



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Ages of Children Under Care by Years under Care, on June 
on June 30, 1961.... . 



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Number and Percent of Children under Care by Status on 
June 30, I960 and 1961.. 



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Location of Children by Terms of Care, June 30, 196l. .......... , 20 

Reasons for Discharge of Children, Fiscal Years 1957-61......... 21 

Homefinding Investigations, Fiscal 

Number of Families and Children included in Non-Agency 

Petitions for Adopt D-On p Fiscal Yoctx* p o«ooocoooooeooo«oooooop 23 

Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration, Fiscal Year 1961.. 2k 

Children Receiving Primary Case Work Services from Public and 
Private Agencies by Location of Children on June 30, 1961....... 25 



Table I 



X; 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS, AVERAGE MONTHLY PAYMENTS, 1KD 

AVERAGE MONTHLY CASELOAD 

Fiscal Years Ending, June 30, 1961 and i960 



Category 1961 I960 Percentage Change 

Payments 

All Categories $l£2 918 206 $lh$ 757 810 + In 9 

Old Age Assistance ft 76 182 368 96 1*22 282 -21.0 
Medical Assistance for the Aged" 23 270 002 

Aid to Dependent Children 28 5U2 287 2£ 871 713 +10.3 

Disability Assistance 16 O2I4 821 lU U83 U37 +10.6 

General Relief 8 898 728 8 980 378 - 0.9 



Old Age Assistance 
Medical Assistance for the Aggd' 
Aid to Dependent Children 
Disability Assistance 
General Relief 



Average Monthly Payment 

92.314 99.92 -7.6 
189.52 

159.2U 151. ok 

129. 2h 119.19 +8,8 

814.27 82.86 +1.7 



Old Age Assistance 

Medical Assistance for the Aged* 

Aid to Dependent Children 

Disability Assistance 

General Relief 



Average Monthly Caseload 

68 753 80 U18 -lluS 
13 6U3 

lii 936 lh 27U +U.6 

10 301 10 127 +1.7 

8 800 9 032 -2.6 



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3 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOGAL PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

FIVE* CATEGORIES COMBINED 

Fiscal Years ending June 30, 1957 - 1961 



1961 


I960 


1959 


1958 


1957 




Amount 


Total 


152 918 206 


1U5 757 810 


11*5 958 303 


11*3 593 137 


130 707 593 


Federal 


66 559 U83 


56 890 Qhh 


57 213 637 


5U 521 872 


19 87U 591 


State 


53 U28 133 


56 125 159 


55 U19 899 


56 272 977 


50 723 519 


Local 


32 930 590 


32 7kl 807 


33 32h 767 


32 798 288 


30 109 U83 


Percent 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


U3.5 


39.0 


39.2 


38.0 


38.2 


State 


35.0 


38.5 


38,0 


39.2 


38.8 


Local 


21.5 


22.5 


22.8 


22.8 


23.0 



-xMedical Assistance for the Aged became effective October 1, I960. 



TABLE IV 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL,STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN OLD AGE 
ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL TEARS 1957-1961 



Goverment Level 


1961 


i960 


1959 


1958 


1957 




AMOUNT 


Total 


I 76 182 368 


.1 

$96 h22 282 I 


^96 505 hh2 


$97 h66 791 


$87 996 777 


Federal 


37 790 iOJs 


hO 0U8 167 


hO 822 700 


39 272 960 


35 890 567 


State 


27 137 38U 


39 837 709 


39 3h9 138 


Id 123 6id 


36 821 722 


Local 


11 261; 573 


16 536 k06 


16 333 60h 


17 070 190 


15 281* U88 


PERCENT 




Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


U9.6 


Id .5 


U2.3 


U0.3 


hO.Q 


State 


35.6 


Ul.3 


U0.8 


h2.2 


id, 8 


Local 


3Jw8 


17.2 


16.9 


17.5 


17.lt 



5 



TABLE V 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

FEDERAL, STATE ^ND LOC*L PARTICIPATION IN MEDI CAL 
ASSISTANCE FOR THE aGED( a) 

FISCaL YEaR 1961 



Government Level 


Amount 


Percent 


Total 


$ 23 270 002 


100.0 


Federal 


$ 11 158 461 


48.0 


State 


$ 8 074 361 


34.7 


Local 


$ 4 037 180 


17.3 



(a) Program became effective October 1, I960 



6 



t;,ble vi 
division of public assistance 
federal, state and local participation in aid to 
dependent children assistance payments 

EESa'J. YEJiS 1957-1961 



Government Level 


1961 


1960 


1959 


1958 


1957 




xlmodnt 


Total 


$ 28 5U2 287 


$25 871 713 


$25 850 176 


$23 670 277 


$20 711* 85o 


Federal 


12 U90 629 


11 799 596 


11 572 296 


10 77k h9k 


9 271; 127 


State 


9 Slk 096 


8 623 90l| 


8 616 725 


7 890 093 


6 90k 9i|8 


Local 


6 537 562 


5 hk& 213 


5 661 155 


5 005 690 


k 535 775 


Percent 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100,0 


100.0 


Federal 


1*3.8 


15.6 




1*5.5 


Wu8 


State 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


Local 


22.9 


21.1 


21.9 


21.2 


21.9 



7 



TABLE VII 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN 
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

FlSdi YEaRS 1957-1961 



Government Level 


1961 


I960 


1959 


1958 


1957 




Amount 


Total 


$16 021* 821 


$11* 1*83 1*37 


$13 1*87 1*00 


$13 120 506 


$13 587 923 


Federal 


5 129 982 


5 01*3 081 


1* 818 61*1 


h klk 1*18 


1* 709 897 


State 


6 888 632 


5 819 1*97 


5 296 907 


5 365 961 


5 1*81 Okk 


Local 


1* 006 207 


3 620 859 


3 371 852 


3 280 127 


3 396 982 


Percent 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 




100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


32,0 


31*. 8 




35.7 


31*. 1 


31*. 7 


State 


1*3*0 


1+0.2 




39.3 


1*0.9 


1*0.3 


Local 


25.0 


25.0 




25.0 


25.0 


25.0 



8 



t1ble viii 
division of public assistance 
state and loci.l participation in general relief 
assistance Payments 

FISCaL YEARS 1957-1961 



Government Leve] 


1961 


I960 


1959 


1958 


1957 




Amount 


Total 


$8 898 728 


$8 980 378 


$10 115 285 


$9 3 35 563 


$9 k60 2$k 


State 


1 813 660 


1 Qkh 0h9 


2 157 129 


1 893 282 


1 595 207 


Local 


7 085 068 


7 136 329 


7 958 156 


7 hh2 281 


7 865 0U7 


Percent 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


State 


20.U 


20.5 


21.3 


20.3 


18,0 


Local 


79.6 


79.5 


78.7 


79.7 


82.0 



# Federal Government does not participate in General Relief. State pays entire 
bill on cases without legal settlement. in the Commonwealth. Locals pay entirely 
for settled cases. 



9' 



Table IX 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL , STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS 
Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1961 



Participation in Administrative Costs 





Total 


Federal 


j 

State 


Local 


Category 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


Amount 


Per- j 

Cent 


Amount 


Per- ! 
cent 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


All 

Categories 


1 

u iU 190 8O4 


100,0 


&5. 958 ^28 


i*2'.0 


$2 916 03 0' 


20.5 


$5 316 21*6 


37.5 


OAA 


6 222 092 


100.0 


3 076 9U9 


U9.U 


1 3h3 392 


21.6 


1 801 751 


29.0 


MAA* 


1 116 Ul9 


100.0 


551* 856 


1*9.7 


285 757 


25.6 


275 806 


2l*.7 


ADC 


3 182 67U 


100.0 


1 579 91*8 


1*9.7 


710 858 


22.3 


891 868 


28.0 


DA 


1 ^ou U13 


100.0 


7U6 775 


1*9.6 


U37 911 


29.1 


319 727 


21.3 


GR 


2 165 206 


100.0 






138 112 


6.1* 


2 027 091* 


93.6 



* Medical Assistance for the Aged became effective Oct-ober 1, I960 



10 



TaBLE X 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSIST.JCE 
PAYMENTS TO VENDORS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF ASSISTANCE 
RECIPIENTS BY CATEGORY AND TYPE OF CARE 
FISCA YEL.R 1961 



Type of Care 


All 
CATEGORIES 


OAA. 


CATEGORY 

MAA 


ADC 


DA 


GR 


All Types 


$57 


721 


177 


$22 890 


837 


$22 337 


101 


$2 615 


893 


$7 sa 


063 


$2 016 283 


Hospital 


20 


o r>d 


767 


o 07U 


01*9 


5 51+7 


067 


1 066 


520 


1* 161 


662 


1 386 k69 


Beneral 


11 


665 


799 


5 991 


396 


1 607 


382 


1 0k9 


828 


1 772 


757 


1 2hh U36 


Chroni* 


8 


569 


968 


2 082 


653 


3 939 


685 


16 


692 


2 388 


905 


11*2 033 


Physician 


2 


661 


256 


2 713 


152 


367 


221; 


258 


21*1 


232 


180 


90 1*59 


Home Visits 


; 1 


879 


128 


1 231 


626 


3l*3 


789 


110 


nk 


11*6 


922 


1*6 077 


Office Visits 


782 


128 




526 


23 


1*35 


1U7 


527 


85 


258 


ill; 382 


Nursing Home 25 


150 


671 


7 1*2*7 


039 


15 31*7 


600 


1 


6h9 


2 238 


722 


115 661 


Drugs 


6 


W5 


118 


U 055 


757 


903 


01*8 


512 


780 


781 


7i*6 


231 787 


Dental 




878 


767 


307 


869 


22 


828 


395 


536 


92 


U87 


60 0U7 


Out Patient 




hkh 


031 


201 


823 


8 


195 


136 


1*89 


76 


69h 


20 83Q 


Eye 




537 


191 


337 


889 


27 


178 


98 


128 




550 


27 1*1*6 


Visiting Nui 


'se 


361 


518 


275 


093 


7 


256 


10 


818 


62 


to 


$ 91*8 


Ancillary 
Services 




212 


822 


125 


278 


32 


71*3 


11 


088 


36 


659 


7 0$h 


Other 




75U 


036 


352 


888 


73 


962 


121* 


61*1* 


131 


960 


70 582 



Program Became Effective October 1, i960 



Table XI 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Expenditures For the Care and Ilaintenance 
of Children and Administration of the Program 
Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1961 



Type of Expenditure 


* 


A 




A 777 i "}ft 


xUU.U 








UUdi U. 


"}91ft9 T7ft 


1. 7 n 


(j1 r\t hi nrr 


po ( j UOl 


ft 7 


Hospital Care 


106,116 


1.6 


Doctors and Dentists 


118,917 


1.7 


Medical Supplies 


23,180 


0.3 


Other 


21,617 


0.3 


Tuition and Transportation 


699,781 


10.3 


Administration* 


2,038,265 


30.1 


Salaries* 


1,606,866 


23.7 


Other* 


b-31,399 


6.k 



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13 



Table XIII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Applications and Referrals for Care 
Fiscal Year 1961 



Applications & Referrals 




Status of 


Intake 


Total 


Dependent 


Neglect 




No. of Children 


No. of Children 


No. of Children 


On Hand July 1, i960 


603 


395 


208 ' 


Added During Year 


2 383 


1 661 


722 


Total Available 


2 986 


2 0^6 


930 


Processed During Year 


2 293 


1 591 


702 


Accepted 


1 U67 


973 


h9h 


Not Accepted 


826 


618 


208 


Remaining June 30 , 1961 


693 


U65 


228 



Table XIV 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number and Percent of Children Investigated 
Who Were Taken Into Care 
Fiscal Years 1955 - l?6l 



Year 


Total 

Investigated 


Taken Into Care 


Number 


Percent 


1961 


2 293 


1 U67 


6iu0 


I960 


2 170 


1 2I;6 


57.lt 


1959 


2 279 


1 21*8 


514.8 


1958 


1 987 


1 09k 


55.1 


1957 


1 739 


926 


53.2 


1956 


1 897 


916 


U8.8 


1955 


1 670 


830 


U9.7 



I 



15 



Table XV 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken into Care 
by Age at Intake 
Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1961 



Age 




1961 


(Years ) 


Total 


ALL AGES 


1 U67 


Under 6 mos. 


00). 


6 mos. to 1 yr. 


72 


1 to 


2 t yrs . 


102 


2 to 


3 yrs. 


113 


3 to 


k yrs. 


93 


k to 


5 yrs. 


87 


5 to 


6 yrs. 


92 


6 to 


7 yrs. 


8U 


7 to 


8 yrs. 


82 


8 to 


9 yrs. 


6k 


9 to 


10 yrs. 


73 


10 to 


11 yrs. 


76 


11 to 


12 yrs. 


63 


12 to 


13 yrs. 


U8 


13 to 


1U yrs. 


56 


Ik to 


15 yrs. 


6k 


15 to 


16 yrs. 


29 


16 to 


17 yrs. 


31 


17 to 


18 yrs. 


10 


18 to 


19 yrs. 


3 


19 to 


20 yrs. 


1 



Table XVI 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken into Care 

by Religion and Sex 
Fiscal Year ending June 30, l°6l 



Religion 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


Male 


Female 


Total 


Male 


Female 


All Religions 


1 U67 


79h 


673 


100,0 


51wl 


U5.9 


Catholic 


936 


k9$ 


hhl 


63.8 


33.7 


30.1 


Protestant 


513 


286 


227 


35.0 


19.5 


15.5 


Jewish 


3 


3 





0.2 


0.2 




Other 

■ ■- , . . ! 


15 


10 


5 


1.0 


0.7 


0.3 



17 



Table XVII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Taken into Care 

by Status 

Fiscal Years ending June 30, 1961 and i960 



Status 


Number 


1961 
Percent 


Number 


19-60 
Percent 


Total 


D467 


100.0 


12h6 


100.0 


Neglect 


k9h 


33.7 


hlO 


37.7 


Temporary 


3$3 


2h.l 


291 


23.3 


Permanent 


lUl 


9.6 


179 


2JU.li 


Dependent 


973 


66.3 


776 


62.3 


Intrastate 


91k 


62.3 


752 


60.U 


Out of State 


59 


h.O 


2h 


1.9 



Table XVIII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 



Ages of Children Under Care 
by Years Under Care on 
June 30, 1961 







YEARS UNDER C 


; ARE 


Age 




Under 










Total 


1 year 


1 to 5 


5 to 10 


10 and over 


ALL AGES 


5 521 


1 229 


2 317 


1 230 


715 


Under 1 yr. 




20h 








1 to 2 yrs. 


215 


111 


10I1 






r\ 1 _ ~\ ____ _ 

2 to 3 yrs. 


230 


83 


155 






3 to h yrs. 


2L-3 


86 


157 






h to 5 yrs. 


2hh 


73 


171 






5 to 6 yrs. 


269 


77 


177 


15 




6 to 7 yrs. 


260 


67 


151 


12 




7 to 8 yrs. 


286 


71 


161 


5U 




8 to 9 yrs. 


283 


70 


129 


8h 




9 to 10 yrs. 


313 


& 


11*8 


111 




10 to 11 yrs. 


318 


72 


129 


106 


11 


11 to 12 yrs. 


332 


U8 


1U8 


106 


30 


12 to 13 yrs. 


3h6 


36 


153 


109 


h8 


13 to lli yrs. 


361 


18 


126 


12 It 


63 


lit to 15 yrs. 


365 


50 


121 


101 


93 


15 to 16 yrs. 


316 


35 


81 


102 


98 


16 to 17 yrs. 


3.26 


26 


88 


81 


131 


17 to 13 yrs. 


30U 


15 


69 


97 


123 


18 to 19 yrs. 


176 


3 


3h 


53 


86 


19 to 20 yrs. 


91 





13 


33 


h$ 


20 and over 


31 





2 


12 


17 



Note: Median age of children under care: 10,6 in 1961; 
10.9 in I960; 11.0 in 1959 and 1958; 
11.6 in 19575 11.5 in 1956 



Median number of years under care: 3,2 in 1961; 

3.6 in I960; 3.7 in 1959; h.O in 1958; 

3.7 in 1957; 3.3 in 1956 



19 



Table XIX 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number and Percent of Children Under Care 
by Status 
on June 30, 1961 and June 30, i960 



Status 


1961 


I960 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


5 521 


100.0 


5 207 


100.0 


Neglect 


2 609 


U7.3 


2 &8 


U8.9 


Temporary 


31i* 


5.7 


2U8 


lw8 


Permanent 


2 295 


m.6 


2 300 


UU.l 


Dependent 


2 912 


52.7 


2 6^9 


51.1 


Intrastate 


2 839 


£U 


2 632 


50.6 


Out of State 


73 


1.3 


27 


o.5 



j 



Table XX 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Location of Children by Terms of Care 
June 30, 1961 







BOARD I N G 


TERMS 


Location 


Total 
Children 


Board 

Clothing- or Both 


Free 


Other 


All Locations 


5 521 


h 608 


863 


50 


Temporary Home 


#? 




1 





Adoption Home 


213 





213^ 





Foster Home 


3 9Ul 


3 870 


71 





Non-Medical Inst. 


571 


55U 


17 





Medical Inst. 


kk 


38 


6 





With Parent 


375 





375 





With Relative 


180 





180 





Elsewhere 


50 








50 



21 



Table XXI 



DIVISION OF CKIID GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Reasons for Discharge of Children 
Fiscal Years 1957 - 1961 



ueason x or l-'iscnaFgc 


Number 


of Children 




1961 


■ 

i960 


1959 


1958 


1957 


ALL RTASONS 


1 153 


1 115 


1 0h3 


1 093 


1 092. 


To Parent (a) 


hho 


lao 


366 


338 


269 


To Court (b) 


111 


167 


1U8 


171 


20h 


Adopted 


217 


157 


150 


130 


180 


Self Supporting 


139 


137 


125 


195 


16U 


To Relative (c) 


73 


75 


68 


79 


58 


To Armed Forces 


67 


56 


5U 


52 


77 


Harried 


39 


35 


ho 


2h 


h3 


To Schools for Mentally Defective 


27 


26 


26 


33 


hi 


Cut of State 


2 


11 


28 






Became of Age 


17 


10 


15 


10 


12 


Died 


7 


8 


7 


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^hereabouts Unlcnown 


7 


3 


9 


5 


10 


To State Hospitals 


3 


2 


1 


7 


5 


To Foster Parent 





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2 


1 


Other 


h 


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6 


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(a) To Parent on ADC 


88 


*0 


81 






not on ADC 


352 


350 


285 




mm 


(b)Court to Parent & Relative 


69 


118 


112 






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la 


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52 


53 


to Other 


1 


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22 






(c) To Relative on ADC 


23 


25 


2$ 






not on ADC 


50 


50 


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mm 



22 



Table XXII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Homef inding Investigations 
Fiscal Years 1956 - l?6l 





I 


n v e s t 


i g a t i 


n s 






Completed 


Approved 


Fercent 
Approved 


Disapproved 


1 Fithdrawn 


1961 


1 707 


565 


33.1 


279 


863 


i960 


1 822 


533 


29.3 


215 


1 07h 


1959 


1 7lU 


536 


31.3 


173 


1 005 


1958 


1 9lh 


523 


26.5 


171 


1 280 


1957 


2 081 


U28 


20.6 


275 


1 378 


1956 


1 786 


U55 


25.5 


266 


1 065 



Table XXIII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Independent Adoptions Section 
Number of Families and Children Included 
in Non-Agency Petitions for Adoptions 
Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1961 



Non-Agency Petitions 


Families 
(Number) 


Children 
(Number) 


On hand start of fiscal year 


811 


999 


Received during the year 


1 111 


1 390 


Yearly total to be investigated 


1 922 


2 389 


Closed during the year 


1 166 


1 U82 


Investigated and Reported 


1 100 


1 U07 


Withdrawn or Rejected 


66 


75 


Remaining at close of fiscal year 


7# 


907 



Table XXIV 



■DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Adoption Placement Unit 

Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration 
Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1961 



Referrals on hand start of fiscal year 25>1 

Assigned lU6 

Unassigned 10$ 

Received during year 202 

On hand during year h£3 

Disposed of during year 278 

Accepted 226 

Rejected 3 

Withdrawn k9 

Referrals on hand close of fiscal year 175 

Assigned 101 

Unassigned jh 



Table XXV 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Children Receiving Primary Casework Services 
From Public and Private Foster Care Agencies 

by Location 
June 30, 1961 



Location 


All Agencies 


Public 


Private 


ALL LOCATIONS 


10 537 


6 229 


h 308 


Parents 


1 831 


692 


1 139 


Relatives 


371 


309 


62 


Foster Homes 


$ 013 


I 187 


826 


Adoptive Homes 


1 2& 


213 


1 oia 


Non-Medical Institutions 


1 629 


622 


1 007 


Medical Institutions 


99 


68 


31 


Elsewhere 


3k0 


138 


202 



Coverage: The total count does not include 7 private 

agencies that have not reported. An estimate 
of the 7 agencies indicates 2^7 children 
receiving services 



MASSACHUSETTS 

MmmmM ofmuc mifA'Ai 



/ Annual Statistical Report 
Fiscal Year 1962 



6^ 



bureau of rese 
fri'Bber 1962 



LIS T 0?' TABU'S C n Cj ^ 

Table A. DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE Page 

Table I Total Yearly Payments, Average Monthly Payments, and Average Monthly 

Caseload by Category of Assistance, Fiscal Years 1961-1962 • 1 

Table II Assistance Payments by Category by District, Fiscal Year 1962 2 

Table III ParticiDation in Total Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1958-1962 3 

Table IV Participation in Old- A ^Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1958-1962 . k 

Table V Particioation in Medical Assistance for the Aged Payments by Levels 

of Government, Fiscal Years 1961-1962.... 5 

Table VI Particioation in Aid to Dependent Children Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1958-1962 6 

Table VII Participation in Disability Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1958-1962 7 

Table VIII Particioation in General Relief Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1958-1962 8 

Table IX Participation in Administrative Costs by Levels of Government, 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1962 9 

Table X Payments to Vendors for Medical Care of Assistance Recipients, by. 

Category of Assistance and Type of Care, Fiscal Year 1962. 10 

B. DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Table XI Expenditures for the Care and Maintenance of Children and 

Administration of the Program, Fiscal Year 1962 • 11 

Table XII Caseload, Intake, Transfers and Discharges, by District, 

Fiscal Year 1962 12 

Table XIII Applications and Referrals for Care by Status of Intake, 

Fiscal Year 1962 13 

Table XIV Number and Percent of Children Investigated who were taken into 

Care, Fiscal Years 1956-1962 lU 

Table XV Number of Children taken into Care by Age at Intake, 1962 15 

Table XVI Number of Children taken into Care by Religion and Sex, 1962 16 

Table XVII Number and Percent of Children taken into Care by Status, 

Fiscal Years 1961-1962 17 

Table XVIII Ages of Children under Care by Years under Care, June 30, 1962 18 

Table XIX Number and Percent of Children under Care by Status on 

June 30, 1961 and June 30, 1962 19 

Table XX Location of Children by Terms of Care, June 30, 1962 20 

Table XXI Reasons for Discharge of Children, Fiscal Years 1958-1962 21 

Table XXII Homefinding Investigations, Fiscal Years 1957-1962 22 

Table XXIII Number of Families and Children included in Non-Agency 

Petitions for Adoption, Fiscal Year 1962 23 

Table XXIV Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration, Fiscal Year 1962 2k 

Table XXV Children Receiving Primary Case Work Services from Public and 

Private Agencies by Location of Children on June 30, 1962 25 



1 



Table I 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAX? SEN IS, AVERAGE MONTHLY PAYMENTS, AND 
AVERAGE MONTHLY CASELOAD 

Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 1962 and 1961 



Ca tegory 


1962 


1961 


Percentage Change 




Payments 






All Categories 


*a62 550 912 


#152 918 206 


+ 


6.3 


Old Age Assistance 


62 25U 310 


76 182 368 




lo,3 


Medical Assistance for the Aged 


hi 780 116 


23 270 002 


+ 


79.5 


Aid to Deoendent Children 


3U 829 807 


28 5U2 287 




22.0 


Disability Assistance 


16 010 193 


16 02U 821 




0.1 


General Relief 


7 676 1*86 


8 898 728 


- 


13.7 




Average Monthly Payment 






Old Age Assistance 


} 65*55 


$ 92.31* 




7.U 


Medical Assistance for the Aged 


194.40 


189.52 


+ 


2.6 


Aid to Dependent Children 


163.39 


159. 2k 


+ 


2.6 


Disability Assistance 


134.51 


129. 6U 




3.8 


General Relief 


83.36 


8U.27 




1.1 




Average Monthly Caseload 






Old Age Assistance 


60 6bl 


68 753 




11.8 


Medical Assistance for the Aged 


17 910 


13 6U3 


+ 


31.3 


Aid to Dependent Children 


17 765 


lh 936 


+ 


18,9 


Disability Assistance 
General Relief 


9 919 


10 301 




3.7 


7 67U 


8 800 




12.8 



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Table III 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

FIVE CATEGORIES COMBINED 



FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1958 - 1962 



Government 
Level 


1962 


1961 




I960 


1959 


1958 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$162 550 912 


$152 918 206 


$1U5 757 810 


$1U5 958 303 


$1U3 593 137 


Federal 

State 

Local 


76 503 555 
53 000 273 
33 Ohl 08U 


66 559 U83 
53 U28 133 
32 930 590 


56 890 Qhh 
56 125 159 
32 7U1 807 


57 213 637 
55 U19 899 
33 32U 767 


5U 521 872 
56 272 977 
32 798 288 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 

State 

Local 


32.6 
20.3 


U3.5 
35.0 
21.5 


39.0 
38.5 
22.5 


39.2 
38.0 
22.8 


38.0 
39.2 
22.8 



TABLE IV 

DIVISION F PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN OLD AGE 
ASSISTANCE PATHEIH5 

FISCAL YEARS 1958 - 1962 



Government 
Level 


1962 


1961 


I960 


1959 


1958 




AM3UNT 


Total 


$62 25U 310 


$76 182 368 


$96 1*22 282 


$96 505 hh2 


$97 I466 791 


Federal 


36 089 981* 


37 780 Ull 


hO 0^8 167 


hO 822 700 


39 272 960 


State 


18 U89 U57 


27 137 381* 


39 837 709 


39 3U9 138 


hi 123 6U 


Local 


7 67b 869 


11 26U 573 


16 536 1*06 


16 333 60U 


17 070 190 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


58.0 


U9.6 


Ui.5 


U2.3 


U0.3 


State 


29.7 


35.6 


Ul.3 


U0.8 


U2.2 


Local 


12.3 


Hi. 8 


17.2 


16.9 


17.5 



5 



TABLE V 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN MEDICAL 
ASSISTANCE PDR THE AGED* 



FISCAL YEARS 19 61 - 1962 



Government 
Level 


1962 


1961 


AMOUNT 


Total 


$ Ul 780 116 






$ 23 270 002 




Federal 


20 2h9 098 






11 158 U61 




State 


Hi 35U 012 






8 07U 361 




Local 


7 177 006 






h 037 180 




PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 






100.0 




Federal 


U8.5 






U8.0 




State 


3U.3 






3U.7 




Local 


17.2 

...... . - .,. , 






17.3 





# Program became effective October 1, I960 



6 



TABLE VI 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN AID 10 
DEPENDENT CHILDREN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 



FISCAL YEARS 1958 - 1962 



Government 
Level 


1962 


1961 


I960 


1959 


1958 




AMOUNT 


Total 
Federal 
State 
Local 


$3U 829 807 
15 1$2 9hh 
11 609 936 
8 066 927 


|28 5U2 287 
12 U90 629 
9 £LU 096 
6 537 562 


$25 871 713 
11 799 596 
8 623 90U 
5 hhQ 213 


$25 850 176 
11 572 296 
8 616 725 
5 661 155 


$23 670 277 
10 77U h9k 
7 890 093 
5 005 690 


PERCENT 


Total 
Federal 
State 
Local 


100.0 
U3.5 
33.3 
23.2 


100.0 
U3.8 
33.3 
22.9 


100.0 
U5.6 

33.3 
21.1 


100.0 
UU.8 
33.3 
21.9 


100.0 
U5.5 
33.3 
21.2 



7 



TABLE VII 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN 
DISABILITY" ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

FISCAL YEARS 1958 - 1962 



Government 
Level 


1962 


1961 


I960 


1959 


1958 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$16 010 193 


$16 02U 821 


till U83 1*37 


$13 U87 l|00 


$13 120 506 


Federal 

State 

Local 


5 Oil 529 

6 996 117 
h 002 $kl 


5 129 982 

6 888 632 
h 006 207 


5 0U3 081 
5 819 U97 
3 620 859 


h 818 6la 
5 296 907 
3 371 852 


k hlh U18 
5 365 961 
3 280 127 


PERCENT 


Total 


100,0 


100.0 


100.0 


100,0 


100,0 


Federal 

State 

Local 


31.3 
U3.7 
25.0 


32.0 

U3.0 
25.0 


3U.8 
il0.2 

25,0 


35.7 
39.3 
25.0 


3U.1 
U0.9 
25.0 



8 



TABLE VIII 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN GENERAL RELIEF 
ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS* 

FISCAL YEARS 1958 - 1962 



Government 
Level 


1962 


1961 


I960 


1959 


1958 




AMOUNT 




Total 


$7 676 U86 


$8 898 728 


$8 980 378 


$10 115 285 


$9 335 563 


State 
Local 


1 550 751 
6 125 735 


1 813 660 
7 085 068 


1 8UU 0U9 
7 136 329 


2 157 129 
7 958 156 


1 893 282 
7 hh2 281 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


State 
Local 


20.2 
79.8 


20.U 
79.6 


20.5 
79.5 


21.3 
78.7 


20.3 
79.7 



Federal Government does not particioate in General Relief. State pays 
entire bill on cases without legal settlement in the Commonwealth. 
Locals pay entirely for settled cases. 



9 



TABLE IX 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1962 



Participation in Administrative Costs 





Total 


Federal 


State 


Local 


Category 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


All 

Categories 


$15 301 656 


100.0 


$6 650 066 


1*3.5 


$3 855 593 


25.2 


$U 795 997 


31.3 


OAA 


5 727 383 


100.0 


2 827 661i 


1*9.1* 


1 583 2i*7 


27.6 


1 316 1*72 


23.0 


MAA 


2 182 371 


100.0 


1 083 1*30 


1*9.6 


603 919 


27.7 


1*95 025 


22.7 


ADC 


3 930 601 


100.0 


1 950 677 


U9.6 


1 078 708 


27.5 


901 216 


22.9 


DA 


1 $89 351 


100.0 


788 295 


1*9.6 


1*57 235 


28.8 


31*3 821 


21.6 


GR 


1 871 950 


100.0 






132 1*81* 


7.1 


1 739 1*66 

i . ......... 


92.9 



10 



TABLE X 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

PAYMENTS 10 VENDORS ECR MEDICAL CARE OF ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS 
BY CATEGORY AND TYPE OF CARE 



FISCAL YEAR 1962 



TYPE 
OF CARE 



ALL 
CATEGORIES 



ALL TYPES 

Hospital 

General 

Chronic 

Public 
Med. Inst. 

Nursing 
Homes 

Out 

Patient 

Physicians 

Home 
Visits 

Office 
Visits 

Dentists 

Medical 
Pract. 

Drugs 

Other 
Medical 



600 398 

20 U57 950 
13 667 196 

6 790 75U 

3 361 103 
28 ^13 131 

1 063 276 
3 020 309 

2 20h 811 

815 1*98 
1 0U5 U32 

$7k 500 

7 282 280 

1 282 107 



OAA 



m 737 113 

5 268 887 
5 119 208 
1U9 679 

23 U91 

508 770 

390 972 
1 627 75U 

1 165 339 

U62 U15 
295 U26 

360 358 
3 66U 350 

597 105 




$kO 522 202 

8 630 398 
h lUl 235 
k U89 163 

2 958 686 
25 699 U57 

117 708 
7kk 308 

682 073 

62 235 
72 916 

115 06U 
1 922 12k 

261 5U1 



13 kkl 899 

1 U33 939 
1 UX2 8U3 
21 096 

1 U83 

2 976 

321 152 
323 082 

150 650 

172 U32 
519 299 

23 12U 
652 080 

166 76U 



?7 982 393 

3 823 3U5 

1 815 577 

2 007 768 

353 295 

2 188 913 

170 911 
2U2 088 

162 577 

79 511 
10k 277 

67 962 
832 272 

199 330 



$1 91U 791 

1 301 381 
1 178 333 
123 0U8 

2k U58 

113 015 

62 533 
83 077 

kk 172 

38 905 
53 51U 

7 992 
211 k$k 

57 367 



11 

TABLE XI 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Expenditures For the Care and Maintenance 
of Children and Administration of the Program 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1962 



Type of Expenditure 


1 


■ '$ 


ALL EXPENDI TORES 


7 


120 


290 


100.0 


Care and Maintenance of Children 


h 


329 


383 


60.8 


Board 


3 


376 


6U2 


kl.k 


Clothing 




602 


U31 


8.5 


Hospital Care 




1U0 


330 


2.0 


Doctors and Dentists 




130 


363 


1.8 


Medical Supplies 




25 


539 


o.U 


Other 




5U 


078 


0.7 


Tuition and Transportation 




650 


570 


9.1 


Administration 


2 


lUo 


337 


30,1 


Salaries 


1 


670 


569 


23.5 


Other* 




U69 


768 


6.6 



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TABLE XIII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Applications and Referrals for Care 
FISCAL YEAR 1962 







Status of Intake 


Applications & Referrals 


T t a 1 


















Deoendent 


Neglect 




No. of Children 


No. of Children 


No. of Children 


On Hand July 1, 1961 


693 




228 


Added During Year 


2 629 


1 852 


777 


Total Available 


3 322 


2 317 


1 005 


Processed During Year 


2 500 


1 752 


7U8 


Acceoted 


1 510 


987 


523 


Not Accepted 


990 


765 


225 


Remaining June 30, 1962 


822 


565 


257 



i 



TABLE XIV 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number and Percent of Children Investigated 
Who Were Taken Into Care 

FISCAL YEARS 1956 - 1962 



Year 


Total 
Investigated 


Taken Into Care 


Number 


Percent 


1962 


2 500 


1 510 


60. li 


1961 


2 293 


1 1*67 


6U.0 


I960 


2 170 


1 21*6 


57. U 


1959 


2 279 


1 21*8 


5U.8 


1958 


1 987 


1 09U 


55.1 


1957 


1 739 


926 


53.2 


1956 


1 897 


916 


1*8.8 



TABLE XV 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSKT 
Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken into Care 
by Age at Intake 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1962 



Age 1962 
(Years) Total 



ALL AGES 

Under 6 mos. 
6 mos. to 1 yr. 

1 to 2 yrs. 

2 to 3 yrs. 

3 to U yrs. 
h to 5 yrs. 
$ to 6 yrs. 

6 to 7 yrs. 

7 to 8 yrs. 

8 to 9 yrs. 

9 to 10 yrs. 

10 to 11 yrs. 

11 to 12 yrs. 

12 to 13 yrs. 

13 to lh yrs. 
1U to 15 yrs. 

15 to 16 yrs. 

16 to 17 yrs. 

17 to 18 yrs. 

18 to 19 yrs. 

19 to 20 yrs. 
Over 20 yrs. 
N.R. 



1 $10 

283 
68 
112 
117 
108 
88 
85 
85 
75 
67 
69 
53 
63 
52 
50 
U9 
U2 
22 
12 
U 
3 
1 
2 



16 



TABLE XVI 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken into Care 
by Religion and Sex 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1962 



Religion 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


Male 


Female 


Total 


Male 


Female 


All Religions 


1 510 


773 


737 


100.0 


51.2 


1*8.8 


Catholic 


909 


U65 


UUU 


60.2 


30.8 


29. h 


Protestant 


559 


28U 


275 


37.0 


18.8 


18.2 


Jewish 


7 


5 


2 


O.li 


0.3 


0.1 


Other 


35 


19 


16 


2.1* 


1.3 


1.1 



TABLE XVII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number and Percent of Children Taken into Care 

by Status 

FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1962 and 1961 





1962 


1961 


Status 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


1 ^10 


100.0 


1 U67 


100.0 


Neglect 




3U.6 


h9k 


33.7 


Temporary 


353 


23. U 


353 


2U.1 


Permanent 


170 


11.3 


1U1 


9.6 


Dependent 


987 


65.U 


973 


66.3 


Intrastate 


950 


62.9 


91U 


62.3 


Out of State 


37 


2.U 


59 


iuo 



18 



Table XVIII 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Ages of Children Under Care 
by Years Under Care on 
June 30, 1962 



Age 




X Hi rL It O 


UNDER CARE 


1 

j 


!U Gd-L 


1 year 


1 to 5 


5 to 10 


_ 

10 and over 


ATT AfiTT ? 






2 5U7 


1 281 


Of3 


Under 1 year 


265 


265 








1 to 2 years 


262 


109 


153 






2 to 3 years 


22U 


85 


139 






3 to h years 


258 


82 


- 176 






k to 5 years 


263 


76 


187 






5 to 6 years 


273 


69 


191 


13 




6 to ? years 


2C>8 


60 


167 


111 




7 to 8 years 


275 


63 


11*8 


6U 




8 to 9 years 


30h 


65 


163 


76 




9 to 10 years 


299 


U9 


153 


97 




10 to 11 years 


338 


h5 


160 


125 


8 


11 to 12 years 


337 


51 


152 


113 


21 


12 to 13 ysars 


3<i8 


39 


153 


103 


U3 


13 to Ik years 


358 


to 


132 


122 


61 


lU to 15 years 


371 


i|0 


125 


129 


77 


15 to 16 years 


367 


35 


127 


10k 


101 


16 to 17 years 


318 


2U 


93 


105 


96 


17 to 18 years 


2^0 


11 


66 


79 


Hi* 


18 to 19 years 


207 


5 


U6 


65 


91 


19 to 20 years 


82 


3 


8 


28 


h3 


20 and over 


33 




3 


12 


18 



Note: Median age of children under care: 10.5 in 1962; 

10 c 6 in 1961 5 10*9 in I960; 11,0 in 1959 j 
11.0 in 1958; 11.6 in 1957; li«5 in 1956. 



Median number of years under care; 3 in 1962; 
3*2 in 1961; 3c6 in I960; 3.7 in 1959; 

li.O in 1958; 3*7 in 1957; 3.3 in 1956. 



Table XIX 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Number and Percent of Children Under Care 
by Status 
on June 30, 1962 and June 30, 1961 



Status 


1962 


1961 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


1 Percent 


Total 


5 720 


100.0 


5 521 


| 100.0 


Neglect 


2 679 


U6.8 


2 609 


j U7.3 


Temporary 


338 


5.9 


311* 


| 5.7 


Permanent 


2 yia 


U0.9 


2 295 


1 m.6 


Dependent 


3 oia 


S3. 2 


2 912 


| 52.7 


Intrastate 


2 959 


51.7 


2 839 


| 51.4 


Out of State 


82 


1.5 


73 


1.3 



Table XX 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Location of Children by Terms of Care 

June 30, 1962 



Location 


Total 
Children 


BOARDING 


TERMS 


Board 
Clothing or Both 


Free 


Other 


All Locations 


5 720 


k 737 


71U 


269 


Temporary Home 


m 


11U 






Adoption Home 


213 


6 


207 




Foster Home 


h 068 


3 971 


61 


36 


Non-Medical Inst. 


597 


585 


12 




Medical Inst. 


hS 


36 


9 




With Parent 


kh9 


h 


313 


132 


With Relative 


166 


h 


9k 


68 


Elsewhere 




68 

,. . _ ... ..... . ,. 


17 


18 


33 



21 



TABLE XXI 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Reasons for Discharge of Children 



FISCAL YEARS 1958 - 1962 



Reason for Discharge 




Number 


of Children 




1962 


1961 


I960 


19S9 


1958 


ALL REASONS 


1 311 


1 153 


1 11S 


1 0U3 


1 093 


To Parent (a) 


508 


kko 


hio 


366 


338 


To Court (b) 


130 


111 


167 


1U8 


171 


Adopted 


2Sh 


217 


J--> I 




130 


SpT f— Snnno ■pf'.'i 






JO r 






To Relative (c) 


91 


73 


IS 


68 


79 


To Armed Forces 


37 


67 


S6 


51* 


S2 


Married 


38 


39 


3S 


Uo 


2h 


To Schools for Mentally Defective 


20 


27 


26 


26 


33 


Out of State 


6 


2 


11 


28 




Became of Age 


13 


17 


10 


IS 


10 


Died 


5 


7 


8 


7 


k 


Whereabouts Unknown 


8 


7 


3 


9 


$ 


To State Hospitals 


1 


3 


2 


1 


7 


To Foster Parent 








2 





2 


Other 


11 


It 


16 


6 


U3 


(a) To Parent on ADC 


111* 


88 


60 


81 




not on ADC 


39U 


352 


350 


28$ 




(b) Court to Parent rnd Relative 


86 


69 


118 


112 




to Youth Service Board 


1*3 


la 


US 


3h 


52 


to Other 


1 


1 


h 


2 




(c) To Relative on ADC 


31 


23 


2S 


25 




not on ADC 


60 


So 


So 


U3 





22 



TABLE XXII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Homefinding Investigations 

FISCAL YEARS 1957 - 1962 







INVESTIGA 


T I N S 






Completed 


Approved 


Percent 
Approved 


Disapproved 




Withdrawn 


1962 


1 651 


568 


3U.U 


190 


893 


1961 


1 707 


565 


33.1 


279 


863 


1960 


1 822 


533 


29.3 


215 


1 07h 


1959 


1 711* 


536 


31.3 


173 


1 005 


1958 


1 97U 


523 


26.5 


171 


1 280 


1957 




2 081 




U28 


20.6 


275 


1 378 



TABLE XXIII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Independent Adoptions Section 
Number of Families and Children Included 
in Non-Agency Petitions for Adoptions 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1962 



Non-Agency Petitions 


Families 
(Number) 


Children 
(Number) 


On hand start of fiscal year 


7*6 


907 


Received during the year 


1 029 


1 263 


Yearly total to be investigated 


1 785 


2 170 


Closed during the year 


1 082 


1 3U0 


Investigated and Reported 


1 018 


1 266 


Withdrawn or Rejected 


6U 


7U 


Remaining at close of fiscal year 


703 


830 



TABLE XXIV 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Adoption Placement Unit 
Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1962 



Referrals on hand start of fiscal year 




175 


Assigned 


101 




Unas signed 


7i4 




Received during year 




371 


On hand during year 






Disposed of during year 




277 


Accepted 


2UU 




Rejected 


2 




Withdrawn 


31 




Referrals on hand close of fiscal year 




269 


Assigned 


192 




Unas signed 


77 





25 



TABLE XXV 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Children Receiving Primary Casework Services 
From Public and Private Foster Care Agencies 
by Location 

JUNE 30, 1962 



Location 


All Agencies 


Public 


Private"* 


ALL LOCATIONS 


10 657 


5 733 


k 92h 


Parents 


1 636 


kk9 


1 187 


Relatives 


217 


167 


50 


Foster Homes 


5 15U 


k 181 


973 


Adoptive Homes 


1 278 


21k 


1 06U 


Non-Medical Institutions 


1 999 


600 


1 399 


Medical Institutions 


9$ 


U8 


hi 


Elsewhere 


278 


7U 


20k 



Coverage: The total count does not include 6 private agencies 

that have not reported. An estimate of the 6 agencies 
indicates k02 children receiving services 



bteAKlMtm Of PUBLIC WUAM, 




1963 



BUREAU Ot RESEARCH 
OCTOBER 196 3 . 




■Aw 

A. 



Table 

Table I 

Table II 
Table III 
Table IV 
Table V 
Table VI 
Table VII 
Table VIII 
Table IX 
Table X 
Table XI 

Table XII 
Table XIII 
Table XIV 



L I S"T'-' OF TABLES 



Page 



i ' ... 
A. .'division of public assistance 

Total Yearly Payments, Average Monthly Payments, and 

Average Monthly Caseload by Category of Assistance, 

Fiscal Jears 1962-1963 1 

Assistance Payments by Category by District, Fiscal 

Year 1963 2 

Participation in Total Assistance Payments by Levels of 
Government, Fiscal Years 1959-1963 3 

Participation in Old Age Assistance Payments by Levels of 
Government, Fiscal Years 1959-1963 4 

Participation in Medical Assistance for the Aged Payments 

by Levels of Government, Fiscal Years 1961-1963 .5 

Participation in Aid to Dependent Children Payments by 
Levels of Government, Fiscal Years 1959-1963 6 

Participation in Disability Assistance Payments by Levels 

of Government, Fiscal Years 1959-1963 7 

Participation in General Relief Payments by Levels of 
Government, Fiscal Years 1959-1963 •• 8 

Administrative Expenses for Public Assistance, Classified 

by Office, Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1963 9 

Administrative Expenses for Public Assistance, Classified 

by Source of Funds, Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1963 10 

Payments to Vendors for Medical Care of Assistance Recipi- 
ents, by Category of Assistance and Type of Care, Fiscal 
Year I963 11 



B. DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Expenditures for the Care and Maintenance of Children and 
Administration of the Program, Fiscal Year 1963 . • 12 

Caseload, Intake, Transfers and Discharges, by District, 
Fiscal Year 1963 13 

Applications and Referrals for Care by Status of Intake, 
Fiscal Year 1963 14 



LIST OF TABLES 



Table Page 

B. DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP (Continued) 

Table XV Number and Percent of Children Investigated who wereo 

taken into Care, Fiscal Years 1956-1963 15 

Table XVI Number of Children taken into Care by Age at Intake, 1963. 16 

Table XVII Number of Children taken into Care by Religion 

and Sex, 1963 17 

Table XVIII Number and Percent of Children taken into Care by Status, 

Fiscal Years 1962-1963 18 

Table XIX Ages of Children under Care by Years under Care, 

June 30, 1963 19 

Table XX Number and Percent of Children under Care by Status on 

June 30, 1962 and June 30, 1963 20 

Table XXI Location of Children by Terms of Care, June 30, 1963 21 

Table XXII Size of Families in Care, June 30, 1963 22 

Table XXIII Reasons for Discharge of Children, Fiscal Years 1959-1963. 23 

Table XXIV Homefinding Investigations, Fiscal Years 1957-1963 24 

Table XXV Number of Families and Children included in Non-Agency 

Petitions for Adoption, Fiscal Year 1963 25 

Table XXVI Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration, 

Fiscal Year 1963 26 

Table XXVII Children Receiving Primary Case Work Services from Public 
and Private Agencies by Location of Children on 
June 30, 1963 27 



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1 



TABLE I 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYIENTS, AVERAGE MONTHLY PAYMENTS, AND 
AVERAGE MONTHLY CASELOAD 

Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 1962 and 1963 



Category 






1963 


1962 


Percentag 


e Change 












Payments 






All Categories 






$170 


475 924- 


$162 550 912 


4. 

1 


Z .Q 


/-> *■ *\ ft A • 1 

Old Age Assistance 








59 


4.26 102 


62 254 310 




/ e 
(+ • j 


Medical Assistance for the 




led 




46 


383 306 


41 780 116 


+ 


11.0 


Aid to Dependent Children 








39 


777 175 


34 829 807 


+ 


14.2 


Disability Assistance 








16 


982 825 


16 010 193 


+ 


6.1 


General Relief 








7 


906 516 


7 676 486 


+ 


3.0 










Average Monthly Payment 




• 


Old Age Assistance 










86.99 


$ 85.55 


+ 


1.7 


Medical Assistance for the 




jed 






184.54- 


194.40 




5.1 


Aid to Dependent Children 










170.56 


163.39 


+ 


4*4 


Disability Assistance 










137.77 


134.51 


+ 


2.4 


General Relief 










85.37 


83.36 


+ 


2 »4 










Average Monthly Caseload 






Old Age Assistance 










56 931 


60 6a 




6.1 


Ifedical Assistance for the 


Aged 






20 946 


17 910 


+ 


17.0 


Aid to Dependent Children 










19 434 


17 765 


+ 


9.4 


Disability Assistance 










10 273 


9 919 


+ 


3.6 


General Relief 










7 717 


7 674 


+ 


0.6 



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TABLE III 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

FIVE CATEGORIES COMBINED 

FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1959 - 1963 



Government 
Level 


1963 


1962 


1961 


I960 


1959 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$170 475 924 


$162 550 912 


$152 918 206 


$145 757 810 


$145 958 303 


Federal 

State 

Local 


81 591 134 
54 245 054 
34 639 736 


76 5 03 555 
53 000 273 
33 047 084 


66 559 483 
53 428 133 
32 930 590 


56 890 844 
56 125 159 
32 741 807 


57 213 637 
55 419 89S 
33 324 767 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 

State 

Local 


47.9 
31.8 
20.3 

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47.1 
32.6 
20.3 


43.5 
35.0 

21.5 


39.0 
38.5 
22.5 


39.2 
38.0 
22.8 



TABLE IV 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1959 - 1963 



Government 
Level 


1963 


1962 


1961 


I960 


1959 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$59 426 102 


$62 254 310 


$76 182 368 


$96 422 282 


$96 505 44-2 


Federal 


36 161 622 


36 089 984 


37 780 411 


40 048 167 


40 822 700 


State 


16 440 232 


18 489 457 


27 137 384 


39 837 709 


39 349 138 


Local 


6 824- 24S 


7 674 S69 


11 264 573 


16 536 406 


16 333 604 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


60.8 


53.0 


49.6 


41.5 


42.3 


State 


27.7 


29.7 


35.6 


41.3 


40.8 


Local 


11.5 


12.3 


14.8 


17.2 


16.9 



5 



TABLE V 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE AGED 



FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1961 - 1963 



Government 
Level 


1963 


1962 


1961-"- 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$46 383 306 


$41 780 116 


$23 270 002 


Federal 


22 561 076 


20 249 098 


11 158 461 


State 


15 881 488 


14 354 012 


8 074 361 


local 


7 940 742 


7 177 006 


4 037 180 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


4-8.7 


48.5 


48.0 


State 


34.2 


34.3 


34.7 


Local 


17.1 


17.2 


17.3 



* Program became effective October 1, i960, 
therefore MAA payments are for nine months. 



6 



TABLE VI 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



AID TO DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
FEDERAL, STATE AMD LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1959 - 1963 



Government 
Level 


1963 


1962 


1961 


I960 


1959 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$39 777 175 


$34 829 307 


$28 542 287 


$25 371 713 


$25 850 176 


Federal 


17 264. 690 


15 152 944 


12 490 629 


11 799 596 


11 572 296 


State 


13 259 059 


11 609 936 


9 514 096 


8 623 904 


8 616 725 


Local 


9 253 426 


8 066 927 


6 537 562 


5 448 213 


5 661 155 


PERCENT 




Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


43.4 


43.5 


43.8 


45.6 


44.8 


State 


33.3 


33 .3 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


Local 


23.3 


23.2 


22.9 


21.1 


21.9 



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TABLE VII 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 



FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1959 - 1963 



Government 
Level - 


1963 


1 

1962 


1961 


I960 


1959 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$16 982 825 


$16 010 193 


$16 024 821 


$14 483 437 


$13 487 400 


Federal 


5 603 7-46 


5 Oil 529 


5 129 982 


5 043 081 


4 818 641 


State 


7 133 372 


6 996 117 


6 888 632 


5 819 497 


5 296 907 


Local 


4 24-5 707 


4 002 547 


4 006 207 


3 620 859 


3 371 852 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100,0 


Federal 


33.0 


31.3 


32.0 


34.8 


35.7 


State 


42.0 


43.7 


43.0 


40.2 


39.3 


Local 


25.0 


25.0 




25.0 


25.0 

1 


25.0 

1 



3 



TABLE VIII 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

GENERAL RELIEF 
STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS* 

FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1959 - 1963 



Government 
Level 


1963 


1962 


1961 


I960 


1959 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$7 906 516 


$7 676 486 


$8 898 728 


$8 980 378 


$10 115 285 


State 


1 530 903 


1 550 751 


1 813 660 


1 8^4 049 


2 157 129 


Local 


6 375 613 


6 125 735 


7 085 068 


7 136 329 


7 958 156 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 




100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100,0 


State 


19.4 


20.2 


20.4 


20.5 


21.3 


Local 


80.6 


79.8 


79.6 


79.5 


78.7 



* Federal Government does not participate in 
General Relief. State pays entire bill on 
cases without legal settlement in the 
Coramonvrealth. Locals pay entirely for 
settled cases. 



9 



TABLE K 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CLASSIFIED BY OFFICE 

FISCAL YEAR ELDING JUNE 30, 1963 



Category 

1 


Total 


State Office 


Local Office 


Amount 


Percent 


Amount 


Percent 


Amount 


Percent 


All Categories 


£16 790 719 


100.0 


$1 509 60C 


9.0 


$15 281 119 


91.0' 


Old Age Assistance 


5 352 944 


100.0 


503 342 


9.4 


4 849 102 


90.6 


Medical Assistance 
for the Aged 


2 469 052 


100.0 


234 739 


9.5 


2 234 313 


90.5 


Aid to Dependent 
Children 


5 402 342 


100.0 


428 207 


7.9 


4 974 135 


92.1 


Disability Assist- 
ance 


1 538 583 


100.0 


232 401 


14.6 


1 356 187 


85.4 


General Relief 


1 977 793 


100.0 


110 413 


5.6 


1 367 332 


94.4 



v. 1 - 



10 



TABLE X 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
CLASSIFIED BY SOURCE OF FUNDS 



FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1963 





Total 


Federal 


State 


Local 


Category 


Amount 


Per 
Cent 


Amount 


Per 
Cent 


. - 
Amount 


Per 
Cent 


Amount 


Per. 
Cent 


All 

Categories 


$16 790 719 


100.0 


$8 401 24.5 


50.0 


$3 605 969 


21.4 


U 783 505 


28.6 


OAA 


5 352 944 


100.0 


2 785 458 


52.0 


1 391 265 


26.0 


1 176 221 


22.0 


MAA 


2 469 052 


100.0 


1 296 799 


52.5 


640 302 


25.9 


531 951 


21,6 


ADC 


5 402 342 


100.0 


3 487 497 


64.6 


1 040 059 


19.2 


874 786 


16,2 


DA 


1 588 588 


100.0 


831 491 


52.4 


413 413 


26.0 


343 684 


21*6 


GR 


1 977 793 


100.0 






120 930 


6.1 


1 856 863 


93.9 



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TABLE XI 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
PAYMENTS TO VENDORS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS 
BY CATEGORY AND TYPE OF CARE 
FISCAL YEAR 1963 



Type 
of Care 


All 

Categories 


OAA 


MAA 


ADC 


DA 


GR 


All Types 


$72 


92A 


073 


$12 77Z. 


15Z. 


$45 


127 


81Z. 


%L 139 


121 


$8 807 


563 


$2 075 


421 


Hospital 


22 


229 


742 


5 242 


564 


9 


729 


453 


1 708 


678 


4 123 


225 


1 425 


822 


General 


14 


953 


620 


5 076 


893 


4 


908 


211 


1 677 


668 


1 984 


464 


1 306 


384 


Chronic 


7 


276 


122 


165 


671 


L 


$21 


2/2 


31 


010 


2 138 


761 


119 


Z.38 


Public, 
Med. Inst. 


3 


837 


393 


27 


513 


3 


363 


457 


2 


467 


429 


759 


14 


197 


Nursinf? 
Homes 


31 


HI 


383 


641 


101 


27 


852 


491 


10 


316 


2 529 


656 


107 


819 


Out 

Patient 


1 


204. 


318 


389 


062 




176 


725 


381 


097 


178 


773 


78 


661 


Physicians 


3 


129 


985 


.1 550 


412 




877 


984 


367 


279 


250 


695 


83 


615 


Home 
visits 


2 


272 


993 


1 102 


828 




788 


609 


171 


565 


167 


084 


42 


907 


Office 
visits 




856 


992 


447 


584 




89 


375 


195 


714 


83 


611 


40 


708 


Dentists 


1 


219 


254 


281 


006 




110 


717 


658 


310 


108 


420 


60 


801 


Medical 
Pract. 




654 


717 


367 


879 




174 


457 


28 


184 


72 


971 


11 


226 


Drugs 


8 


036 


414 


3 662 


499 


2 


462 


248 


771 


189 


907 


916 


232 


562 


Other 
Medical 


1 

1 


470 


867 


612 
1 


118 




380 


282 


211 


601 


2C6 


148 


60 


718 



r ". 




i 



TABLE XII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Expenditures for the Care and Maintenance 
of Children and Administration of the Program 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1963 



Type of Expenditure 




f 

% 


ALL EXPENDITURES 


7 




129 


100.0 


Care and Maintenance of Children 


4 


629 


497 


59.1 


Board 


3 


635 


555 


46*4 


Clothing 




617 


348 


7.9 


Hosoital Care 




H5 


400 


1 a 


Doctors and Dentists 




136 


742 


1.7 


Medical Supplies 




28 


222 


0.4 


Other 




66 


230 


0.8 


Tuition and Transportation 




862 


295 


11.0 


Administration* 


**2 


339 


337 


29.9 


Salaries* 


1 


789 


857 


22.9 


Other* 





549 


480 


7.0 



v< Estimate 

Of this Administration expenditure, $474 140 was paid by- 
Federal Government under the Child Welfare Services Plan. 



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TAB IE XIV 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Applications and Referrals for Care 
FISCAL YEAR 1963 



Applications & Referrals 


Total 


Status of Intake 




Dependent 


Neglect 




No. of Children 


No. of Children 


No. of Children 


On Hand July 1, 1962 


322 


565 


257 


Added During Year 


3 123 


2 302 


326 


Total Available 


3 950 


2 867 


1 083 


Processed During Year 


3 163 


2 299 


364 


Accepted 


1 338 


1 303 


535 


Not Accepted 


1 325 


996 


329 


Remaining June 30, 1963 


787 


568 


219 



15 

TABLE XV 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Investigated 
Who Were Taken Into Care 

FISCAL YEARS 1956 - 1963 



Year 


Total 
Investigated 


Taken Into Care 


Number 


Percent 


1963 


3 163 


1 838 


58.1 


1962 


2 500 


1 510 


60. 4 


1961 


2 293 


1 467 


64.O 


I960 


2 170 


1 24.6 


57.4 


1959 


2 279 


1 24.8 


54.8 


1958 


1 987 


1 094 


55.1 


1957 


1 739 


926 


53.2 


1956 


1 897 


916 


48.8 











TABLE XVI 



16 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken into Care 
by Age at Intake 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1963 



Age 1963 
(Years ) Total 



ALL AGES 1 838 

Under 6 mos. 343 

6 mos. to 1 yr. Si 

1 to 2 yrs. 148 

2 to 3 yrs. 137 

3 to 4 yrs. 134 

4 to 5 yrs. 109 

5 to 6 yrs. 100 

6 to 7 yrs. 99 

7 to 8 yrs. 86 

8 to 9 yrs. 95 

9 to 10 yrs. 82 

10 to 11 yrs. 66 

11 to 12 yrs. 62 

12 to 13 yrs. 63 

13 to 14 yrs. 58 

14 to 15 yrs. 70 

15 to 16 yrs. 52 

16 to 17 yrs. 35 

17 to 18 yrs. 9 

18 to 19 yrs. 4 

19 to 20 yrs. 2 
Over 20 yrs. 3 



i 

i 



17 



TABLE XVII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken into Care 
by Religion and Sex 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, I963 



Religion 


Number 




Percent 


Total 


iiale 


Female 


Total 


Male 


Female 


All Religions 


1 338 


997 


841 


100,0 


54.2 


45.8 


Catholic 


1 113 


619 


m 


60.6 


33.7 


26.9 


Protestant 


703 


365 


338 


38.2 


19.8 


I8.4 


Jewish 


7 


4 


3 


0.4 


0.2 


0.2 


Other 


15 


9 


6 


0.8 


0.5 


0.3 



TABLE XVIII 



DIVISION OF CHIID GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Taken into Care 

by Status 

FISCAL YEkRS ENDING JUNE 30, 1963 and 1962 





1963 


1962 


Status 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


1 838 


100.0 


1 510 


100.0 


Neglect 


535 


29.1 


523 


34.6 


Temporary- 


395 


21.5 


353 


23.4 


Permanent 


HO 


7.6 


170 


11.3 


Dependent 


1 303 


70.9 


987 


65.4 


Intrastate 


1 256 


68.3 


950 


62,9 


Out of State 


47 


2,6 


37 


2.4 



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TABLE XIX 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Ages of Children Under Care 
by Years Under Care on 
June 30, 1963 







YEARS 


U N D E 


R CARE 




" - — — i 


Under 










Total 


1 year 


1 to 5 


6 to 10 


1 O and nvfiT* 


Age 










- 


ALL AGES 


6 134 


1 505 


2 688 


JL jiCU 


OtCJ. 


Under 1 year 


303 


303 








1 to 2 years 


321 


144 


177 




■ 


2 to 3 years 


302 


116 


186 






3 to 4 years 


305 


116 


189 






4 to 5 years 


293 


96 


197 






5 to 6 years 


289 


88 


187 


14 




6 to 7 years 


309 


71 


195 


43 




7 to 8 years 


298 


68 


174 


56 




8 to 9 years 


318 


74 


166 


78 




9 to 10 years 


329 


67 


162 


100 




10 to 11 years 


318 


60 


145 


100 


13 


11 to 12 years 


357 


48 


157 


128 


24 


12 to 13 years 


363 


51 


158 


121 


33 


13 to 14 years 


360 


50 


138 


120 


52 


14 to 15 years 


359 


50 


117 


126 


66 


15 to 16 years 


375 


53 


101 


136 


85 


16 to 17 years 


351 


33 


112 


98 


108 


17 to 18 years 


277 


13 


75 


92 


97 


18 to 19 years 


162 


3 


28 


61 


70 


19 to 20 years 


107 





20 


35 


52 


20 and over 


38 


1 


4 


12 


21 



NOTE : 1261 1262 1261 1260 1952 

Median age of children under care, years 10.0 10,5 10.6 10.9 11.0 

Median length of time under care, years 3.3 3.6 3.6 3.9 4.1 



TABLE XX 



20 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Under Care 
by Status 
on June 30, 1963 and June 30, 1962 



Status 


1 


.963 


1962 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


6 134 


100,0 


5 720 


100.0 


Neglect 


2 698 


44.0 


2 679 


46.8 


Temporary 


328 


5»4 


338 


5.9 


Permanent 


2 370 


38.6 


2 341 


40.9 


Dependent 


3 436 


56.0 


3 041 


53.2 


Intrastate 


3 347 


54.6 


2 959 


51.7 


Out of State 


89 


1.4 


82 


1 

1.5 



Table XXI 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Location of Children by Terms of Care 

June 30, 1963 



Location 


Total 
Children 


BOARDING TERMS 


Board 
oj.0Tjning or ooi^n 


Free 


u oner 


ATT T.(0/"*Q*f""l <*\Y^ CS 

rt-XX iJUOcLCiJ-OIlB 




5 017 


945 


172 


Temporary Home 




85 






Adoption Home 


298 


11 


285 


2 


Foster Home 


4 320 


4 243 


40 


37 


Non-Medical Inst. 


628 


607 


21 




Medical Inst. 


36 


27 


9 




With Parent 


482 


6 


418 


58 


With Relative 


197 


11 


151 


35 


Elsewhere 


88 


27 


21 


40 



TABIE XXII 



22 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
CHILD PLACEMENT 



SIZE OF FAMILIES IN CARE 
June 30, 1963 



Number of Children 

in the Family in 

Care on June 30, 1963* 


Number of 
Cases 


Number of 

/"ii^ • i a 

Children 


1 






1 818 


1 818 


2 

ft* 






632 

\JJ ft* 


1 2o4 


3 






328 


984 


4 






194 


776 


5 






96 


480 


6 






68 


408 


7 






37 


259 


8 






12 


j 96 


9 








18 


10 






2 


20 


11 






1 


11 


* Not necessarily the total number of children in the family but the 
total number who are in DCG care. 



• i 



TABLE XXIII 



23 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Reasons for Discharge of Children 

FISCAL YEARS 1959 - 1963 

, , , r 

Number of Children 



Reason for Discharge 














1963 


1962 


1961 


I960 


1959 


ALL REASONS 


1 424 


1 311 


1 153 


1 115 


1 043 


To Parent (a) 


561 


50G 


440 


410 


366 


To Court (b) 


202 


130 


111 


167 


148 


Adopted 


273 


254 


217 


157 


150 


Self -Supporting 


160 


189 


139 


137 


125 


To Relative (c) 


62 


91 


73 


75 


68 


To Armed Forces 


59 


37 


67 


56 


54 


Married 


46 


38 


39 


35 


40 


To Schools for Mentally Defective 


5 


20 


27 


26 


26 


Out of State 


7 


6 


2 


11 


28 


Became of Age 


18 


13 


17 


10 


15 


Died 


5 


5 


7 


8 


7 


Whereabouts Unknown 


11 


8 


7 


3 


9 


To State Hospitals 


3 


1 


3 


2 


1 


To Foster Parent 


4 








2 





Other 


n 
o 


11 


4 


16 


6 


(a) To Parent on ADC 


136 


114 


38 


60 


81 


not on ADC 


425 


394 


352 


350 


285 


(b) Court to Parent and Relative 


145 


86 


69 


118 


112 


to Youth Service Board 


55 


43 


41 


45 


34 


to Other 


2 


1 


1 


4 


2 


(c) To Relative on ADC 


21 


31 


23 


25 


25 


not on ADC 


41 


60 


50 


50 


43 



Li 



TABLE XXIV 



24 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Homefinding Investigations 

FISCAL YEARS 1957 — 1963 







I N V E 


S T I G A T 


IONS 






Completed 


Approved 


Percent 
Approved 


Disapproved 


Withdrawn 


1963 


2 300 


784 


34.1 


367 


1 149 


1962 


1 651 


568 


34.4 


190 


893 


1961 


1 707 


565 


33.1 


279 


863 


I960 


1 822 


533 


29.3 


215 


1 074 


1959 


1 714- 


536 


31.3 


173 


1 005 


1958 


1 974 


523 


26.5 


171 


1 280 


1957 


2 081 


428 


20.6 


275 


1 378 



25 



TABIE XXV 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Independent Adoptions Section 
Number of Families and Children Included 
in Non-Agency Petitions for Adoptions 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1963 



Non-Agency Petitions 


Families 
(Number ) 


Children 
(Number) 


On hand start of fiscal year 


703 


830 


Received during the year 


559 


672 


Yearly total to be investigated 


1 262 


1 502 


Closed during the year 


1 016 


1 227 


Investigated and Reported 


865 


1 040 


Withdrawn or Rejected 


151 


187 


Remaining at close of fiscal year 


2A6 


275 



TABLE XXVI 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Adoption Placement Unit 
Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1963 



Referrals on hand start of 


fiscal year 




269 


Assigned 




192 




Unas signed 




77 




Received during year 






428 


On hand during year 






697 


Disposed of during year 






346 


Accepted 




307 




Rejected 




8 




Withdrawn 




31 




Referrals on hand close of 


fiscal year 




351 


Assigned 




256 




Unassigned 




95 





TABIE XXVII 



27 



DIVISION OF CHIID GUARDIANSHIP 
Children Receiving Primary Casework Services 
From Public and Private Foster Care Agencies 
by Location 
JUNE 30, 1963 



Location 


All Agencies 


Fublic 


Private* 


ALL LOCATIONS 


18 214. 


6 921 


11 293 


Parents 


7 208 


840 


6 368** 


Relatives 


939 


312 


627** 


Foster Homes 


5 366 


4 516 


850 


Adoptive Homes 


1 553 


298 


1 255 


Non-Medical Institutions 


2 574 


681 


1 893 


Medical Institutions 


67 


64 


3 


Elsewhere 


507 


210 


297 



^Coverage : The total count does not include 1 private 
agency that has not reported. An estimate 
of that agency indicates 30 children re- 
ceiving services. 

** The figures include 5 589 children receiving protective 
services in the homes of parents and relatives and who 
are included for the first time in this year's Table. 



1 n <\ 

MASSACHUSETTS ; 'b H 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE . 



Annua! Statistical Report 
Fiscal Year 1964 




BUREAU Of RESEARCH 



OCTOBER 196-1 

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sS 5 ' 



LIST OF 1 TABLES 

3 

Table Page 

A. DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

Table I Total Yearly Payments, Average Monthly Payments, and 
Average Monthly Caseload by Category of Assistance, 
Fiscal Years 1963-1964 1 

Table II Assistance Payments by Category by District, Fiscal 

Year I964 2 

Table III Participation in Total Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years I96O-I964 3 

Table IV Participation in Old Age Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years I96O-I964 4 

Table V Participation in Medical Assistance for the Aged Payments 

by Levels of Government, Fiscal Years 1961-1964 - 5 

Table VI Participation in Aid to Dependent Children Payments by 

Levels of Government, Fiscal Years I96O-I964 6 

Table VII Participation in Disability Assistance Payments by Levels 

of Government, Fiscal Years I96O-I964 7 

Table VIII Participation in General Relief Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years I96O-I964 8 

Table IX Administrative Expenses for Public Assistance, Classified 

by Office, Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1964 9 

Table X Administrative Expenses for Public Assistance, Classified 

by Source of Funds, Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1964 10 

Table XI Payments to Vendors for Medical Care of Assistance Recipi- 
ents, by Category of Assistance and Type of Care, Fiscal 
year 1964 11 

E. DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Table XII Expenditures for the Care and Maintenance of Children and 

Administration of the Program, Fiscal Year 1964 12 

Table XIII Caseload, Intake, Transfers and Discharges, by District, 

Fiscal Year 1964 13 

Table XIV Applications and Referrals for Care by Status of Intake, 

Fiscal Year 1964 U 



LIST OF TABLES 



Table Page 

B. DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP (Continued) 

Table XV Number and Percent of Children Investigated who were 

taken into Care, Fiscal Years 1956-1964 15 

Table XVI Number of Children taken into Care by Age at Intake, 19&4 ••• 1& 

Table XVII Number of Children taken into Care by Religion 

and Sex, 1964 17 

Table XVIII Number and Percent of Children taken into Care by Status, 

Fiscal Years 1963-1964 18 

Table XIX Ages of Children under Care by Years under Care, 

June 30, 1964. 19 

Table XX Number and Percent of Children under Care by Status on 

June 30, 1963 and June 30, 1964 '20 

Table XXI Location of Children by Terms of Care, June 30, 1964 21 

Table XXII Size of Families in Care, June 30, 1964 22 

Table XXIII Reasons for Discharge of Children, Fiscal Years I96O-I964 ... 23 

Table XXIV Homefinding Investigations, Fiscal Years 1957-1964 24 

Table XXV Number of Families and Children included in Non-Agency 

Petitions for Adoption, Fiscal Year I964 25 

Table XXVI Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration, 

Fiscal Year I964 26 

Table XXVII Children Receiving Primary Case Work Services from Public 
and Private Agencies by Location of Children on 
June 30, 1964 27 



- 2 - 



TABLE I 



1 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS, AVERAGE MONTHLY PAYMENTS, AND 
AVERAGE MONTHLY CASELOAD 

Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 1963 and 1964 



Category 


196^ 


1963 


1 

Percentage Change 




Payments 






ajljl oaT/egories 


$185 924 089 


$170 475 924 


+ 


8.3 


Old Age Assistance 


59 049 737 


59 426 102 


- 


0.6 


Medical Assistance for the Aged 


50 105 913 


46 383 306 


+ 


8.0 


Aid to Families with Dep. Children 


47 584 601 


39 777 175 


+ 


19.6 


Disability Assistance 


18 810 171 


16 982 825 


+ 


10.8 


ueneral Relief 


10 373 667 


7 906 516 








Average Monthly Payment 






Old Age Assistance 


$ 90.77 


$ 86.99 


+ 


4.3 


Medical Assistance for the Aged 


176.14 


184.54 




4.6 


Aid to Families with Dep. Children 


180.78 


170.56 


+ 


6.0 


Disability Assistance 


137.34 


137.77 




0.3 


General Relief 


98.34 


83.37 




tt 




Average Monthly Caseload 






Old Age Assistance 


54 214 


56 931 




4.8 


Medical Assistance for the Aged 


23 705 


20 946 


+ 


13.2 


Aid to Families with Dep. Children 


21 935 


19 434 


+ 


12.9 


Disability Assistance 


10 819 


10 273 


+ 


5.3 


General Relief 


8 790 


7 717 


+ 


13.9 



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TABLE III 

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3 



FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

FIVE CATEGORIES COMBINED 

FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, I960 - I964 





Government 
Level 


1 

1964 


1963 


1962 


1961 


1 

I960 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$135 924 039 


$170 475 924 


$162 550 912 


$152 918 206 


$145 757 810 


Federal 


85 725 051 


81 591 134 


76 503 555 


66 559 433 


56 890 844 


State 


60 052 056 


54 245 054 


53 000 273 


53 428 133 


56 125 159 


Local 


40 1^6 982 


34 639 736 


33 047 084 


32 930 590 


32 741 307 
_ _ 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


46.1 


47.9 


47.1 


43.5 


39.0 


State 


32.3 


31.8 


32.6 


35.0 


38.5 


Local 


21.6 


20.3 


20.3 


21.5 


22.5 



4 

TABIE IV 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 



FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, I960 - 1964 



Government 
Level 


1964 


1963 


1962 


1961 


I960 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$59 049 737 


$59 426 102 


$62 254 310 


$76 182 368 


$96 422 282 


Federal 


35 130 942 


36 161 622 


36 089 984 


37 780 411 


40 048 167 . 


State 


16 819 353 


16 440 232 


18 489 457 


27 137 384 


39 837 709 


Local 


7 099 442 


6 824 248 


7 674 869 


11 264 573 


16 536 406 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


59.5 


60.8 


58.0 


49.6 


U.5 


State 


28.5 


27.7 


29.7 


35.6 


41.3 


Local 


12,0 


11.5 


12.3 


U.8 


17.2 



5 



TABLE V 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE AGED 

FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 



FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, I960 - I964 



Government 
Level 




1963 


_ 1962 


1961 




AMOUNT 


Total 


150 105 913 


$46 383 306 


to 780 116 


$23 270 002 


Federal 


24 416 230 


22 561 076 


20 249 098 


11 158 461 


State 


17 126 456 


15 881 488 


14 354 012 


8 074 361 


Local 


8 563 227 


7 940 742 


7 177 006 


4 037 180 


PERCENT' 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


■■ — — — 

100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


48.7 


48.7 


48.5 


48.0 


State 


34.2 


34.2 


34.3 


34.7 


Local 


17.1 


17.1 


17.2 


17.3 



* Program became effective October 1,1960 
therefore MAA payments are for nine months. 



TABLE VI 



6 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 



FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, I960 - I964 



Government 


1964 


1 1963 


1962 


1961 


I960 


Level 


AMOUNT 


Total 


$47 584 601 


&39 777 175 


$34 829 807 


028 542 287 


(p25 871 713 


Federal 


20 100 514 


17 264 690 


15 152 944 


12 490 629 


11 799 596 


State 


15 861 534 


13 259 059 


11 609 936 


9 514 096 


8 623 9Q4 


Local 


11 622 553 


9 253 426 


8 066 927 


6 537 562 


5 448 213 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


42.3 


43.4 


43.5 


43.8 


45.6 


State 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


Local 


24.4 


23.3 


23.2 


22.9 


21.1 



7 

TABLE VII 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, I960 - I964 



Government 
Level 


1964 


1963 


1962 


1961 


I960 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$18 310 171 


$16 982 825 


$16 010 193 


$16 024 821 


$14 483 437 


Federal 


6 077 365 


5 603 746 


5 oil 529 


5 129 982 


5 043 081 


State 


8 030 264 


7 133 372 


6 996 117 


6 888 632 


5 319 497 


Local 


4 702 542 


4 245 707 


4 002 547 


4 006 207 


3 620 859 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100,0 


100.0 


Federal 


32.3 


33.0 


31.3 


32.0 


34.8 


State 


42.7 


42.0 


43.7 


43.0 


40.2 


Local 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 



8 



TABIE VIII 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
GENERAL RELIEF 
STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS* 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, I960 - I964 



Government 
Level 


1964 


1963 


1962 


1961 


I960 






AMOUNT 


Total 


$10 373 667 


$ 7 906 516 


$ 7 676 486 


$ 8 898 728 


$ 8 980 378 


State 


2 214. 449 


1 530 903 


1 550 751 


1 813 660 


1 844 049 


Local 


8 159 218 


6 375 613 


6 125 735 


7 085 068 


7 136 329 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


State 


21.3 


19.4 


20.2 


20.4 


20.5 


Local 


78.7 


80.6 


79.8 


79.6 


79.5 



* Federal Government does not participate ire 
General Relief. Until December 31, 1963, 
State paid entire bill on cases without legal 
settlement in the Commonwealth, and Locals 
paid entirely for settled cases. Beginning 
January 1, 1964, state reimbursement to each 
community is based on a percentage of its 
General Relief payments. (Chapter 117, 
Section 19A). 



TA3LE IX 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CLASSIFIED BY OFFICE 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1964 



Category- 


Total 


State Office 


1 

Local Office 


Amount 


Percent 


Amount 


Percent 


Amount 


Percent 


All Categories 


$19 106 60$ 


100.0 


$1 713 731 


9.0 


$17 392 874 


91.0 


Old Age Assistance 


5 037 109 


100.0 


527 974 


10.5 


4 5 09 135 


89.5 


ffedical Assistance 
for the Aged 


3 112 562 


100.0 


289 868 


9.3 


2 822 694 


90.7 


Aid to Families 
with Dep. Children 


6 83 773 


100.0 


481 467 


7.0 


6 349 306 


93.0 


Disability Assist- 
ance 


1 794 688 


100.0 


285 203 


15.9 


1 509 485 


84.1 


General Relief 


2 331 473 


100.0 


129 219 


5.5 


2 202 254 


94.5 



TABLE X 



10 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
CLASSIFIED BY SOURCE OF FUNDS 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1964 





Total 


1 


Federal 


State 


Local 


Category 


Amount 


Cent 


Amount 


Per 
Cent 


Amount 


Per 
Cent 


Amount 


Per 
Cent 


All 

Categories 


$19 106 605 


100.0 


•9 059 891 


47.4 


$4 349 270 


22.8 


15 697 444 


29.8 


OAA 


5 037 109 


100.0 


2 494 131 


49.5 


1 392 742 


27.7 


1 150 236 


22.8 


MAA 


3 112 562 


100.0 


1 540 709 


49.5 


851 379 


27.4 


720 474 


23.1 


AFDC 


6 830 773 


100.0 


4 136 524 


60.6 


1 443 330 


21.1 


1 250 919 


18.3 


DA 


1 794 688 


100.0 


838 527 


49.5 


519 615 


29.0 


386 546 


21.5 


GR 


2 331 473 


100.0 






142 204 


6.1 


2 189 269 


93.9 



11 

TABLE XI 
DIVISION OP PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
PAYMENTS TO VENDORS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS 
BY CATEGORY AND TYPE OF CARE 
FISCAL YEAR END DIG JUNE 30, 1964 



lype 01 
Care 


All 

Categories 


OAA 


MAA 


AFDC 


DA 


Uit 


All ^P- n, IL r, 

Ail lypes 


$79 250 


530 


$12 


837 


884 


&48 898 


894 


$5 


324 


266 


$9 824 


891 


<|2 3o4 595 


Hospital 


24 457 


207 


5 


382 


276 


10 724 


563 


2 


181 


303 


4 571 


278 


1 597 787 


General 


16 366 


298 


5 


156 


369 


5 271 


192 


2 


L49 


013 


2 314 


979 


1 474 745 


Chronic 


8 090 


909 




225 


907 


5 453 


371 




32 


290 


2 256 


299 


123 042 


TV T_ *1 J _ 

Public 
Med. Inst. 


3 8U 


64.O 




22 


544- 


3 380 


604 






557 


421 


405 


19 530 


Nursing 
Homes 


33 34-5 


271 




697 


575 


29 695 


443 




2 


750 


2 839 


397 


110 106 


Out- 
patient 


1 331 


072 




390 


288 


217 


814- 




441 


587 


196 


064 


85 319 


Physicians 


3 169 


194 


1 


413 


200 


985 


200 




419 


895 


256 


048 


94 851 


Dental 
Care 


1 863 


195 




361 


492 


185 


568 


1 


060 


106 


158 


419 


97 610 


Medical 
Pract. 


625 


383 




291 


976 


196 


003 




53 


179 


70 


197 


14. 028 


Drugs 


8 808 


474 


3 


583 


373 


2 995 


434 




917 


810 


1 038 


569 


273 288 


Other 
Medical 


1 806 


094 




695 


160 


518 


265 




247 


079 


273 


514 


72 076 



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TABLE XII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Expenditures for the Care and Maintenance 
of Children and Administration of the Program 



Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 196k 



1 

Tyoe of Expenditure 


$ 


1 




ALL EXTENDI TURES 


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873 


526 


100.0 


Care and Maintenance of Children 


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268 


209 


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728 


852 


8.2 

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18U 


30U 


2.1 


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1U0 


929 


1.6 


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29 


351 


0.3 


Other 




79 


17U 


0.9 


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778 


300 


8.8 


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Salaries* 


2 


160 


277 


2lu3 


Other* 




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5.7 | 





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TABLE XIV 

DIVISION OF CHIID GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Applications and Referrals for Care 
FISCAL YEAR 1964 



Applications & Referrals 


Total 


Status of Intake 


Dependent 


Ne elect 




No, of Children 


No, of Children 


No. of Children 


On Hand July 1, 1963 


787 


568 


219 


Added During Year 


3 691 


2 891 


800 


Total Available 


4 478 


3 459 


1 019 


Processed During Year 


3 474 


2 668 


806 


Accepted 


2 142 


1 575 


567 


Not accepted 


1 332 


1 093 


239 


Remaining June 30, 1964 


1 004 


791 


213 











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TilBIE XV 

DIVISION OF CHIID GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Investigated 
Who Were Taken Into Care 

FISCAL YEARS 1956 - 1964 



Year 


Total 
Investigated 


Taken Into Care 


Number 


Percent 


1964 


3 474 


2 142 


61,7 


1963 


3 163 


1 838 


58.1 


1962 


2 500 


1 510 


60.4 


1961 


2 293 


1 467 


64.0 


I960 


2 170 


1 246 


57.4 


1959 


2 279 


1 248 


54.8 


1958 


1 937 


1 094 


55.1 


1957 


1 739 


926 


53.2 


1956 


1 897 


916 


48.8 



TABLE XVI 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken into Care 
by Age at Intake 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 196k 



Age 
(Years) 



196U 



Total 



ALL AGES 



2 11*2 



Under 6 months 

6 months to 1 year 



512 
81 
158 
138 
116 
126 
115 
115 
ioU 
97 
83 
85 
66 
89 
9k 
U5 
59 
38 
15 

3 
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2 to 3 years 

3 to h years 
h to 5 years 

5 to 6 years 

6 to 7 years 

7 to 8 years 

8 to 9 years 

9 to 10 year3 

10 to 11 years 

11 to 12 years 

12 to 13 years 

13 to lh years 
1U to 15 years 

15 to 16 years 

16 to 17 years 

17 to 18 years 

18 to 19 years 

19 to 20 years 
Over 20 years 



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TABLE XVII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken into Care 
by Religion and Sex 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1°61| 



Religion 


NUMBER 


- - 

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E R C E N T 


Total 


Male 


Female 


Total 


Male 


Female 


All Religions 


2 1U2 


, 

1 158 


98U 


100.0 


5U.1 


U5.9 


Catholic 


1 338 


720 


618 


62,5 


33.6 


28.9 


■ Protestant 


7U1 


h06 


335 


3U.6 


19.0 


15.6 


j Jewish 


18 


7 


11 


0.8 


0.3 


0.5 


; Other 

1 


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2$ 


20 


2.1 


1.2 


0.9 



TABLE XVIII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 





Child 


Placement 






Number and 


Percent of 


Children Taken into Care 






by Status 






Fiscal Tears Ending June 30, 196k and 1963 




I 


196k 


1963 


Status 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


2 1U2 


100.0 


1 838 


100.0 


Neglect 


567 


26.5 


535 


29.1 


Temporary 


hoh 


18.9 


395 


21.5 


Permanent 


163 


7.6 


lho 


7.6 


Dependent 


1 575 


73.5 


1 303 


70.9 


Intrastate 


1 529 


71.1* 


1 256 


68.3 


Out of State 


U6 


2.1 


hi 


2.6 



19 

TABLE XIX 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 



Child Placement 



Ages of Children Under Care 
by Years Under Care on 
June 30, 1964 



Age 




YEARS 


TT M "Pi TP 

U N D E 


R 


CARE 




Total 


tt a 

Under 
1 year 


1 

1 to 5 


5 


to 10 


1 

10 and over 


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ALL Au&o 




6 656 


1 821 


2 835 


1 




227 


773 


Under 1 year 


436 


436 










1 to 2 years 


338 


139 


199 








2 to 3 years 


329 


125 


204 








3 to 4 years 


334 


116 


218 








4 to 5 years 


321 


100 


221 








5 to 6 years 


325 


104 


195 




26 




6 to 7 years 


334 


101 


200 




33 




7 to 8 years 


342 


98 


176 




68 




8 to 9 years 


326 


76 


168 




82 




9 to 10 years 


347 


80 


181 




86 




10 to 11 years 


350 


69 


163 




110 


8 


11 to 12 years 


349 


65 


151 




102 


31 


12 to 13 years 


372 


69 


128 




126 


49 


13 to 14 years 


404 


81 


160 




96 


67 


14 to 15 years 


361 


50 


123 




116 


72 


15 to 16 years 


370 


49 


104 




114 


103 


16 to 17 years 


364 


34 


103 




107 


120 


17 to 18 years 


301 


19 


86 




65 


131 


18 to 19 years 


201 


8 


38 




53 


102 


19 to 20 years 


88 


1 


9 




26 


52 


20 and over 


64 


1 


8 




17 


38 



NOTE: 


1964 


2262 


1962 


1961 


1260 


Median age of children under care, years 


9.7 


10.0 


10.5 


10.6 


10.9 


Median length of time under care, years 


3.1 


3.3 


3.6 


3.6 


3.9 



TABLE XX 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Under Care 
by Status 

On June 30, 196k and June 30, 1963 



Status 


196U 


1963 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


TOTAL 


6 6*6 


100.0 


6 13U 


100,0 


Neglect 


2 789 


hl.9 


2 698 


hh.O 


Temporary 


361 




328 


5.U 


Permanent 


2 U28 


36.5 


2 370 


38.6 


Deoendent 


3 867 


58.1 


3 U36 


56.0 


Intrastate 


3 787 


56,9 


3 3U7 


5U.6 


Out of State 

i 


80 


1.2 


89 


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21 



TABLE XXI 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 



Child Placement 
Location of Children by Terms of Care 

June 30, 196k 







B A R D I N 


G TERMS 


Location 


Total 
Children 


Board 
Clothing or Both 


r x tic 




AIT TiOPa'hi otiq 


6 6^6 


^ k08 


1 13U 


ill* 


Temporary Home 


103 


103 






Adoption Home 


329 


3 


326 




Foster Home 


h $ho 


h U77 


31 


32 


Non-Medical Inst. 


763 


7h3 


18 


2 


Medical Inst. 


39 


21 


18 




With Parent 


$kl 


9 


520 


18 


With Relative 


235 


12 


196 


27 


Elsewhere 


100 


Uo 


25 


35 



TABLE XXII 



22 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
CHILD PLACEMENT 



SIZE OF FAMILIES IN CARE 
June 30, 19S4. 



Number of Children 

m xne ramijy m 

Care on June 30, 1964* 


Number of 
oases 


Number of 
onii.aren 


jl 


con 




2 


664. 


1 328 


3 


327 


981 


4 


223 


892 


5 


114 


570 


6 


75 


450 


7 


31 


217 


8 


9 


72 


9 


4 


36 


10 


2 


20 


* Not necessarily the total number of children in the family but the 
total number who are in DCG care. 



TABLE XXIII 



23 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Reasons for Discharge of Children 



Fiscal Years I960 - 196U 



■ ' 

Reason for Discharge 


Number of Children 


196U 


1963 


1962 


1961 

1 


I960 


ALL REASONS 


1 62Q 


1 h2h 


1 311 


1 153 


1 115 


10 rarent ^a; 


692 


561 

j \j a. 


508 




1+10 


10 uourt \v ) 


1U3 


202 


130 


111 


167 


Adopted 


382 


273 


25b 


217 


157 


Self -Supporting 


-1 or" 
125 


160 


189 


139 


137 


10 iteJ.ax.ive vc ; 


112 


62 


91 


73 


75 


1 U xii I i It? LL rUILco 


51 


59 


37 


67 


56 


Married 


3h 


U6 


38 


39 


35 


To Schools for Mentally Defective 


13 


5 


20 


27 


26 


Out of State 


9 


7 


6 


2 


11 


1 Became of Age 


13 


18 


13 




10 


| Died 


11 


5 


5 


x ? 


8 


t "Whereabouts Unknown 


10 


11 


8 


7 


3 


To State Hospitals 


1 


3 


1 


3 


2 


( To Foster Parent 


1 


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2 


Other 


23 


8 


11 


It 


16 


(a) To Parent on AFDC 


220 


136 


nu 


88 


60 


not on AFDC 


U72 


U25 


39k 


352 


350 


(b) Court to Parent and Relative 


101 




86 


69 


118 


to Youth Service Board 


38 


55 


U3 


hi 


U5 


to Other 


h 


2 


1 


1 


U 


(c) To Relative on AFDC 


22 


21 


31 


23 


25 


not on AFDC 


90 


la 


60 


50 


50 



TABLE XXIV 



2k 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Homefinding Investigations 

Fiscal Years 1957 - 196U 







INVESTIGAT 


IONS 






Completed 


Approved 


Percent 
Approved 


Disaop roved 


Withdrawn 


196U 


2 6U8 


935 


35.3 


U22 


1 291 


1963 


2 300 


78U 


3)4.1 


367 


1 1U9 


1962 


1 651 


568 


3U.U 


190 


893 


1961 


1 707 


565 


33.1 


279 


863 


I960 


1 822 


533 


29.3 


215 


1 07U 


1959 


1 m 


536 


31.3 


173 


1 005 


1958 


1 97U 


523 


26.5 


171 


1 280 


1957 


2 081 


U28 


20.6 


275 


1 378 

1 



TABLE XXV 



25 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Independent Adoptions Section 
Number of Families and Children Included 
in Non-Agency Petitions for Adoptions 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1964 



Non-Agency Petitions 


Families 


Children 


(Number ) 


(Number) 


On hand start of fiscal year 


246 


275 


Received during the year 


627 


729 


Yearly total to be investigated 


873 


1 004 


Closed during the year 


596 


688 


Investigated and Reported 


501 


585 


Withdrawn or Rejected 


95 


103 


Remaining at close of fiscal year 


277 


316 



TABLE XXVI 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Adootion Placement Unit 
Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 196U 

Referrals on hand start of fiscal year 351 
Assigned 256 
Unassigned 95 
Received during year 527 
On hand during year 878 
Disposed of during year U21 
Accepted 361 
Rejected 
Withdrawn 60 
Referrals on hand close of fiscal year U57 
Assigned 320 
Unassigned 137 



TAB IE XXVII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Children Receiving Primary Casework Services 
From Public and Private Foster Care Agencies 

by Location 
June 30, 196U 



Location 


All Agencies 


Public 


Private-* 


ALL LOCATIONS 


16 


k90 


6 656 


9 83U 


Parents 


6 


693 


5U7 


6 1)46*-* 


Relatives 




315 


235 


80 


Foster Homes 


5 


367 


k 6U3 


72U 


Adoptive Homes 


1 


U89 ' 


329 


1 160 


Non-Medical Institutions 


2 


136 


763 


1 373 


Medical Institutions 




71 


39 


32 ! 


Elsewhere 




1*19 


100 


319 










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# Coverage : The total count does not include 1 private 
agency and k institutions not reoorted. 
The agency serves an estimated 520 children; 
the institution an estimated 128 children. 

** The figures include h 550 children receiving protective 
services in the homes of parents. 



MASSACHUSETTS- 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE 



t 




ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORT 



FISCAL YEAR 1965 



^ Bureau of Research and Statistics 
J) October 1965 

I 




FEB a 1%% 
^ATE HOUSE, BOSTON 

MASS. OFFJCIAI5 



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<3> fo a-< 

LIST OR T A E L E S 

A 



Table Page 

A. DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

Table I Total Yearly Payments, Average Monthly Payments, and 
Average Monthly Caseload by Category of Assistance, 
Fiscal Years 1964 - 19&5 1 

Table II Assistance Payments by Category by District, Fiscal 

Year 1965 ^ 2 

Table III Participation in Total Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 196.1 - 196.3 3 

Table IV Participation in Old Age Assistance payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1961 - 1965 . . h 

Table V Participation in Medical Assistant e for the Aged, Payments 

by Levels of Government, Fiscal Years 1961 - 1965 5 

Table VI Participation in Aid to Dependent Children Payments by 

Levels of Government, Fiscal Years 1961 - 1965. ...... 6 

Table VII Participation in Disability Assistance Payments by Levels 

of Government, Fiscal Years 1961 - 1965 7 

Table VIII Participation in General Relief Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1961 - 1965 8 

Table IX Administrative Expenses for Public Assistance, Classified 
by Spending Office and by Source of Funds, Fiscal Year 
ending June 30, 1965 9 

Table X Participation in Assistance Payments and Administrative 
Expenses Combined, Classified by Source of Funds, Fiscal 
Year ending June 30, 1965 10 

Table XI Payments to Vendors for Medical Care of Assistance 

Recipients, by Category of Assistance and Type of Care, 

Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1965 11 

Table XII Appeal Decisions Approved or Denied, by Category of 

Assistance, Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1965 12 

Table XIII Appeals Received, Acted Upon, and Pending, by Category of 

Assistance, Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1965 13 

Table XIV Appeals Received from Districts, by Category of Assistance, 

Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1965 Ik 



f 



LIST OF TABLES 



Table 

Table XV 

Table XVI 

Table XVII 

Table XVIII 

Table XIX 

Table XX 

Table XXI 

Table XXII 

Table XXIII 

Table XXIV 
Table XXV 
Table XXVI 
Table XXVII 
Table XXVIII 
Table XXIX 

Table XXX 

Table XXXI 



Page 

B. DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Expenditures for the Care and Maintenance of Children and 
Administration <cf the Program, Fiscal Year 1965 15 

Caseload, Intake, Transfers and Discharges, by District, 
Fiscal Year 1965 16 

Applications and Referrals for Care by Status, 

Fiscal Year 1965 17 

Number and Percent of Children Investigated who were 

taken into Care, Fiscal Years 1956 - 1965 IS 

Number of Children taken into Care by Age at Intake, 

Fiscal Year 1965 19 

Number of Children taken into Care by Religion 

and Sex, Fiscal Year 1965 , 20 

Number and Percent of Children taken into Care by Status, 
Fiscal Years 1964 - 1965. 21 

Ages of Children under Care by Years under Care, 

June 30, 1965 22 

Number and Percent of Children under Care by Status on 

June 30, 1964 and June 30, 1965 23 

Location of Children by Terms of Care, June 30, 1965 » 24 

Size of Families in Care, June 30, 1965 25 

Reasons for Discharge of Children, Fiscal Years 1961 — '1965 26 

Reports Received of Abused Children, Fiscal Year 1965 2? 

Hbmefinding Investigations, Fiscal Years 1957 - 1965 2& 

Number of Families and Children included in Independent 
Adoption Cases, Fiscal Year 1965 29 

Referrals to Adoption Placement Unit for Adoption 
Consideration, Fiscal Year 1965 30 

Children Receiving Primary Case Work Services from Public 

and Private Agencies by Location of Children on 

June 30, 1965 31 



TABLE I 



DIVISION OF FUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYM3 NTS, AVERAGE MONTHLY PAYMENTS, 
AND AVERAGE MONTHLY CASELOAD 

Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 1964 and 1965 



Category 



1965 



1964 



Percentage Change 



I All Categories 

Old Age Assistance 
Medical Assistance for the Aged 
Aid to Families with Dep. Children! 
Disability Assistance 
General Relief 



Payments 
$202 312 310 $185 924 089 



57 962 109 

58 394 652 
54 234 
22 099 

9 621 383 



714 

452 



59 049 
50 105 
47 584 
18 810 
10 373 



737 
913 
601 

171 
667 



A verage Monthly P ayment 



Old Age Assistance 

Medical Assistance for the Aged 

Aid to Families with Dep. Children 

Disability Assistance 

General Relief 



$ 



93.03 
179.80 
184.54 
150,11 

91.09 



$ 



90.77 ! 

176.14 ; 

180.78 5 
137.34 I 
98.34 



Average Monthly Caseload 



Old Age Assistance 
Medical Assistance for the Aged 
Aid to Families with Dep. Children j 
Disability Assistance 
General Relief 



51 921 
27 O64 
24 491 
12 268 
8 802 



54 214 
23 705 
21 935 
10 819 
8 790 



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TABLE III 
DIVISION OF FU.JLIC ASSISTANCE 
FIVE CATEGORIES COIiBINED 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YJjARS ENDING JUNl 30, 1961 - 1965 



Government 
Level 


1965 


! 

1964 


I f 

1 

' 1963 

! 


1962 


1961 




, — , 


AliOUNT 


Total 


1 

$202 312 310 


i ! 
$185 924 089 J $170 475 924 


$162 550 912 


$152 918 206 


Federal 


91 699 006 


85 725 051 


81 591 134 


76 503 555 


66 559 483 


State 


66 963 7U 


60 (D52 056 


54 245 054 


53 000 273 


53 428 133 


Local 


43 649 562 


40 146 982 


34 639 736 


33 047 084 


32 930 590 


PERCENT 




i 

1 


100,0 


100.0 




100.0 


, . 

100.0 


100.0 


1 

I 

! Federal 


45.3 


46.1 


47.9 


47.1 


43.5 


State 


33.1 


32.3 


31.8 


32.6 


35.0 


| Local 


21.6 


21.6 


20,3 


20.3 


21.5 

U _. — .. 



TABLE IV 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
OLD AGL ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAY1-IENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1961 - 1965 



1 

Government 
Level 


1965 


1964 


1963 


1962 


1961 


1 


A 


'tOUNT 


r 

Total 


$57 962 109 


$59 049 737 


$59 426 102 


$62 254 310 


$76 182 368 


Federal 


33 644 646 


35 130 942 


36 161 622 


36 089 984 


37 780 411 ' 


State 


17 022 225 


16 819 353 


16 440 232 


18 489 457 


27 137 384 


Local 


7 295 238 


7 099 442 


6 824 248 


7 674 869 


11 264 573 


i 

PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


58.0 


59.5 


60.8 


58.0 


49.6 


State 


29.4 


28.5 


27.7 


29.7 


35.6 


Local 


12.6 


12.0 


11.5 


12.3 


14.8 



TABLE V 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE AGED 
FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1961 - 1965 



Government 
Level 


1965 


196U 


1963 


1962 


1 

1961 * 






A 


M U N 


T 




Total 


m 39k 652 


$50 105 913 


$U6 383 306 


$Ul 780 116 


$23 270 002 


Federal 


28 555 030 


2U Ul6 230 


22 561 076 


20 2h9 098 


11 158 U6l 


State 


19 893 081 


17 126 U56 


15 881 U88 


1U 35U 012 


8 07 U 361 


Local 


9 9U6 5U1 


8 563 227 


7 9U0 7U2 


7 177 006 


h 037 180 






PERCE 


N T 




Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


■ — 
100.0 


Federal 


U8.9 


U8.7 


U8.7 


U8.5 


U8.0 


State 


34.1 


3U.2 


3U.2 


3U.3 


3U.7 


Local 


17.0 


17.1 


17.1 


17.2 


17.3 



* Program became effective October 1, I960 
therefore MAA oayments are for nine months 



6 



TABLE VI 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1961 - 1965 



Government 
Level 


1965 


196U 


1963 


1962 


1961 






A 

A 


M U N 


T 




Total 


$5U 231* Ilk 


%hl 58h 601 


$39 777 175 


$3h 829 807 


$28 51*2 287 


Federal 


22 653 6U8 


20 100 5lli 


17 261* 690 


15 152 9hh 


12 1*90 629 


State 


18 078 238 


15 861 53U 


13 259 059 


11 609 936 


9 51U 096 


Local 


13 502 828 


11 622 553 


9 253 1*26 


8 066 927 


6 537 562 






P E 


; R C E N T 




Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


1*1.8 


1*2.3 


U3.U 


1*3.5 


1*3.8 


State 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


Local 

• 


2U.9 


2l*.l* 


23.3 


23.2 


22.9 



7 



TABLE VII 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1961 - 1965 



Government 
Level 


1965 


1 

1961; 


1963 


1962 


1961. 






A 


M U N 




T 




Total 


$22 099 U52 


$18 810 171 


$16 982 825 


$16 010 193 


$16 02U 821 


Federal 


6 8U5 682 


6 077 365 


5 603 7U6 


5 Oil 529 


5 129 982 


State 


9 728 907 


8 030 26U 


7 133 372 


6 996 117 


6 888 632 


Local 


5 52U 863 


k 702 5U2 


h 2U5 707 


h 002 5U7 


k 006 207 






PERCE 


N T 




j 

Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


31.0 


32.3 


33.0 


31.3 


32.0 


State 


liU.q 


U2.7 


U2.0 


Itf .7 


1*3.0 


Local 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 



8 



TABLE VIII 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



GENERAL RELIEF 
STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 



FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1961 - 1965 



1 

j Government 
Level 


1965 


196U 


1963 


1962 


1961 




A M C 


) U N T 


Total 

State 
Local 


$9 621 383 

2 2Ul 291 
7 380 092 


$10 373 667 

2 21U kk9 
8 1^9 218 


$7 906 ^16 

1 530 903 
6 375 613 


$7 676 U86 

1 550 751 
6 125 735 


$8 898 728 

1 813 660 
7 085 068 


P E R C E N T 


Total 

State 
Local 


100.0 

23.3 
76.7 


100.0 

21.3 
78.7 


100.0 

19.il 
80.6 


100.0 

20.2 
79.8 


100.0 

20. k 
79.6 





TABLL IX 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXP NSES FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
FISCAL Y .Ail .JJDING JUNE 30, 1965 



A. CLASSIFIED B: SPENDING OFFICE 



Category 



TOTAL 



Amount 



Percent 



STATE OFFICE 



LOCAL OFFICE 



Amount 



4. 



Percent! 



Amount 



Percent 



iAll Categories 

1 

(Old Age Assistance 
I 

iMedical Assistance 

} for the Aged 

1 

1 

l Aid to Families 
with Dep. Children 

Disability Assist- 
ance 

General Relief 



$20 291 561 ! 100.0 

1 

4 898 196 100.0 

i 

3 573 862 ! 100.0 



$1 



823 474| 9.0 
525 55s! 10.7 



342 750 



7 604 707 



2 104 901 100.0 



100.0 



9.6 



566 3981 7.4 



2 109 895 



100.0 



290 524 



13.8 



98 244! 4.7 



$18 468 087 
4 372 638 

3 231 112 

7 038 309 

1 814 377 

2 Oil 651 



91.0 
89.3 

90.4 

92.6 

86.2 
95.3 



B. CLASSIFIED BY SOURCE OF FUNDS 



Category 



Total 



Federal 



Per- j 
Amount c ent I 



Amount 



Per- 
cent 



State 



Amount 



Per- 
cent 



Local 



Amount 



Per- 
cent 



ALL 
CATEG 

OAA 

'MAA 

AFDC 

DA 

GR 



$20 291 561 
4 898 196 
3 573 862 
7 604 707 
2 104 901 
2 109 895 



100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 



$10 216 435 
2 614 038 
1 769 ,550 
4 687 833 
1 145 014 



50.4 
53.4 
49.5 
61.6 

54.4 



$4 425 586! 

1 262 573 j 
979 162 I 

1 570 621 
500 992 
112 238 



21.8 
25.7 
27.4 
20.7 
23.8 
5.3 



$5. 649 540 
1 021 585 
825 150 
1 346 253 
458 895 
1 997 657 



27.8 
20.9 
23.1 
17.7 
21.8 
94.7 



i. 



10 



TABLE X 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

and 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES COMBINED CLASSIFIED 
BY SOURCE OF FUNDS 



FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1965 



i r 


TOTAL 




r 


FEDERAL 


STATE 


1 

LOCAL 


Category 


j AMOUNT 


Per 
Cent 




AMOUNT 


Per 
Cent 


AMOUNT 


Per 
Cent 


AMOUNT 


Per 
Cent 


All 
Cate- 
gories 


j 

$222 603 871 

: 


100,0 




£101 915 hhl 


1*5.8 


$71 389 323 


32,1 


%k9 299 102 


22.1 


OAA 


62 860 305 


100 o 




36 258 68U 


57.7 


18 281; 798 


29.1 


8 316 823 


13.2 


MAA 


61 968 5lU 


100.0 




30 321; 580 


1*8,9 


20 872 2h3 


33.7 


10 771 691 


17. h 


AFDC 


61 839 U21 


100,0 




27 3U1 u8l 


UU.2 


19 6U8 859 


31.8 


11; 81;9 081 


2lw0 


DA 


2h 20h 353 


100,0 




7 990 696 


33.0 


10 229 899 

I 


U2.3 


5 983 758 


2l*,7 


GR 

1 


11 731 278 


100.0 








2 353 529 


20.1 


9 377 7 1*9 


79,9 



This table combines Tables III and 1KB 



11 



TABLE H 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

PAYMENTS TO VENDORS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS 
BY CATEGORY AND TYPE OF CARE 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1965 



1 — 

iTyne of 
bare 


All 
Categories 




OAA 




MAA 


AFDC 


DA 


GR 


All Types 


$91 380 613 


13 


257 


657 


57 


078 


301 


6 


U36 


666 


11 885 


817 


2 722 


172 


Hospital 


29 078 619 


5 


691 


968 


13 


311 


On/ 
876 


2 


61;? 


f 1 r\ r\ 

522 


5 583 




1 87> 


788 


General 


19 U37 835 




U65 


992 


6 


59k 


u31 


2 


569 


81*7 


3 c5o 


660 


1 756 


899 


\j ill U Ii_LU 


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CO 


7 I O 


6 


111 


iiU5 




1*5 


675 


2 532 


799 


118 


889 


ruuiic 

|Med. Inst, 


k 030 886 




23 


hi 9 


3 


5hl 


055 




l 


361 




851* 


19 


137 


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PT r\ m » q 


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Aon 


3U 


000 


015 




I* 


579 


3 1*30 


728 


90 


5U2 


Out- 
patient 


1 580 637 




mi 


226 




267 


162 




558 


583 




03 h 


96 


632 


i Physicians 


3 350 903 


1 


339 


531 


1 


112 


588 




503 


903 


28U 


393 


110 


188 


Dental 
Care 


2 178 6hl 




378 


7U9 




2U6 


919 


1 


239 


U21 


191; 


61*2 


118 


910 


Medical 
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691 028 




257 


981 




21*9 


507 




89 


157 


78 


122 


16 


261 


Drugs 


10 Oil 950 


3 


6U6 


395 


3 


639 


376 


1 


11*7 


192 


1 265 


117 


313 


870 


Other 
Medical 


2 199 395 




772 


638 




709 


803 




276 


9U8 


359 


1*62 


80 


51*1* 



12 



TABLE XII 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

SUBDIVISION OF APPEALS 
Local Appeal Decision Reversed or Upheld 
By Category 



Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 196£ 





Total 






APPEAL DECISION 




Category 


Decisions 


Percent 


Reversed 


Percent 


Upheld 


Percent 


ALL CATEGORIES 


1 892 


100.0 


7U6 


39*U 


1 1U6 


60.6 


Old Age Assistance 


112 


100.0 


121 


29 oh 


291 


70,6 


Medical Assistance 
for the Aged 


U02 


100,0 


180 


UU.8 


222 




Aid to Families with 
Dependent Children 


h$k 


100.0 


167 


36.8 


287 


63,2 


Disability Assistance 


62U 

._ 


100.0 


278 


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TABLE XIV 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

SUBDIVISION OF APPEALS 

ADoeals Received From Districts 
By Category 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1965 





Total 
Appeals 




C A T E 


GORY 


- - i 

1 


Districts 


OAA 


MAA 1 AFDC 

1 1 


DA 


All Districts 


2 iai* 


537 


561 


596 


720 1 


Springfield 


235 


52 


k2 


66 


75 


Worcester 


189 


U3 


30 


UU 


72 


Lawrence 


227 


kl 


57 


U8 


75 


Greater Boston 


1 277 


313 


3h2 


272 


350 


Brockton 


176 


18 


U5 


67 




New Bedford 


310 




6h 


li5 


99 


102 



15 

TABLE XV 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Expenditures For the Care and Maintenance 
of Children and Administration of the Program 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1965 



1 

Type of Expenditure 




% 


ALL EXPENDITURES 


10 0^9 160 


100,0 


Care and Maintenance of Children 


6 080 937 


6o.U 


Board 


U 830 962 


U8.0 


Clothing 


783 61U 


7,8 


Hospital Care 


167 1U7 


1.7 


Doctors and Dentists 


170 526 


1.7 


Medical Supplies 


33 527 


0.3 


Other 

1 


95 161 


0.9 


1 Tuition and Transportation 


QUO 582 


8.1* 


! Administration'"" 


3 137 610** 


31.2 


Salaries'* 


2 3hl 078 


23.3 


Other* 


796 563 


7.1 



# Estimate 

** Of this Administration expenditure, $790 803 was paid by- 
Federal Government under the Child Welfare Services Plan 



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TABLE XVII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 



Child Placement 



Applications and Referrals for Care 



FISCAL I EAR 1965 



Applications & Referrals 



On hand July 1, 196k 
Added During Year 

Total Available 
Processed During Year 

Accepted 

Not Accepted 
Remaining June 30, 1965> 



Total 



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1 00U 
3 913 
k 917 
3 830 

2 199 
1 631 
1 087 



STATUS 
Dependent 



Neglect 



No. of Children No. of Children 



791 
3 3214 
k 115 
3 126 
1 807 
1 319 

989 



213 
589 
802 
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392 
312 
98 



TABLE XVIII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Investigated 
Who Were Taken Into Care 

FISCAL YEARS 19 £6 ~ 196$ 



, 

Year 


Total 
Investigated 


Taken In+o Care 


Number 


Percent 


1965 




3 


830 


2 199 


57. k 


196k 




3 


klk 


2 1U2 


61.7 


1963 




3 


163 


1 838 


58.1 


1962 




2 


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1 510 


6o, H 


1961 




2 


293 


1 U67 


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2 


170 


1 2h6 


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1959 




2 


279 


1 2U8 


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1958 




1 


987 


1 09k 


55.1 


1957 




1 


739 


926 


53.2 


1956 




1 


897 


916 


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TABLE XIX 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken Into Care 
by Age at Intake 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1965 



Age 


1965 


(Years) 


Total 



ALL AGES 


2 199 


Under 6 months 


601 


6 months to 1 year 


108 


1 to 


2 years 


litf 


2 to 


3 years 


128 


3 to 


k years 


130 


h to 


5 years 


120 


5 to 


6 years 


108 


6 to 


7 years 


108 


7 to 


8 years 


93 


8 to 


9 years 


92 


9 to 


10 years 


78 


10 to 


11 years 


72 


11 to 


12 years 


65 


12 to 


13 years 


60 


13 to 


Ik years 


69 


1U to 


15 years 


70 


li to 


16 years 


59 


16 to 


17 years 


36 


17 to 


18 years 


28 


18 to 


19 years 


13 


19 to 


20 years 


8 


Over 20 years 


5 


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TABLE XX 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number of Childr&m Eaken into Care 

by Religion and Sex 
FISCAL YEAR Ending June 30, 1965 





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Religion 


Total 


Male 


Female 


Total 


Male 


Female 

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2 199 


1 21k 


98^ 


100.0 


55.2 


UU.8 


Catholic 


1 255 


709 


5U6 


57.1 


32.3 


2U.8 


Protestant 


897 


U75 


h22 




21,6 


19.2 


Jewish 


10 


7 


3 


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0,3 


0.1 


Other 


37 ... 


23 


111 


1.7 


1.0 


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TAPLE XXI 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Taken into Care 

by Status 

FISCAL YEARS Ending June 30, 1965 and 1961; 



Status 


1965 


196k 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


2 199 




100.0 


2 lk2 


100.0 


Neglect 


392 


17.8 


567 


26.5 


Temporary 


292 


13.3 


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18.9 


Permanent 


100 


U.S 


163 


7.6 


Dependent 


1 807 


82.2 


1 575 


73.5 


Intrastate 


1 773 


80.6 


1 529 


71.U 


Out of State 


3U 


1.6 


U6 


2.1 



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TABLE XXII 

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Child Placement. 
Ages of Children Under Care 
by Years Under Care on 
June 30, 1965 



Age 


I 


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Total 


Under 
1 Year 


1 thru k 


5 thru 9 


10 and over 


ATT A PPO 

ALL AQEo 


7 156 


1 859 


3 293 


1 2U3 


761 


JMot. Recorded 


1 


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Under 1 year 


532 


532 








1 to 2 years 


40 1 


163 


290 






2 to 3 years 


311 


105 


206 






3 to 1| years 


3k3 


108 


235 
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k to 5 years 


361 


113 


2U8 






5 to 6 years 


339 


82 


239 


18 




6 to 7 years 


37U 


102 


219 


53 




7 to 8 years 


351 


77 


218 


56 




8 to 9 years 


376 


83 


215 


78 




9 to 10 years 


360 


72 


186 


102 




10 to 11 years 


360 


65 


192 


93 


10 


11 to 12 years 


371 


62 


171 


115 


23 


12 to 13 years 


358 


h9 


155 


106 


U8 


13 to Ik years 


386 


5U 


11*1 


119 


72 


lh to 15 years 


h20 


65 


182 


92 


81 


15 to 16 years 


368 


Ul 


122 


117 


88 


16 to 17 years 


358 


U9 


95 


106 


108 


17 to 18 years 


315 


13 


88 


85 


129 


18 to 19 years 


222 


16 


55 


56 


95 


3.9 to 20 years 


123 


3 


22 


27 


71 


20 and over 


66 


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36 



1965 196U 1963 1 962 1961 I960 
Median age of "children under care, years 9.U 9,7 10,0 10,5 10,6 10,9 
Median length of time under care, years 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.6 3.6 3.9 



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TABLE XXTII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Under Care 
by Status 

On June 30, 1965 and June 30, 196U 



Status 



TOTAL 

Neglect 
Temporary 
Permanent 

Deoendent 
Intrastate 
Out of State 



1965 



Number 



7 156 

2 715 
396 
2 319 
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k 372 
69 



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100.0 

37.9 
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62,1 
61.1 
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196U 



Number 



6 656 

2 789 
361 

2 U28 

3 867 
3 787 

80 



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100,0 
III, 9 

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36.5 
58.1 
56.9 

1.2 



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TABLE XXIV 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Location of Children by Terms of Care 

June 30, 1965 



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BOARDING T E I 


1 

1 

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Location 


Total 
Children 


Board 
Clothing or Both 


Free 


1 

Other ! 

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All Locations 


7 156 


5 708 


1 3U2 


106 


Temporary Home 


95 


95 






Adoption Home 


377 


3 


37U 




Foster Home 


h 802 


h 735 


37 


30 ! 

1 


Non-Medical Inst. 


822 


808 


13 


1 \ 


Medical Inst. 


k3 


28 




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With Parent 


65U 


2 


636 


16 


With Relative 


2U7 


10 


222 


15 


Elsewhere 


116 


27 

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TABLE XXV 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

CHILD PLACEMENT 

SIZE OF FAMILIES IN CARE 
June 30, 1?6£ 



Number of Children 
in the Family in 
Care on June 30, 196£* 




* Not necessarily the total number of children in the family 
but the total number who are in DCG care 



TABLE XXVI 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 



Child Placement 



Reasons for 


Discharge 


of Children 






Fiscal Years 196l 


- 1965 










Number of Children 


Reason for Discharge 


1965 


196k 


1963 


1962 | 1961 


ALL REASONS 


1 699 


1 620 


1 U2k 


1 311 


1 153 


To Parent (a) 


787 


692 


561 


508 


UUO 


To Court (b) 


102 


11*3 


202 


130 


111 


Adopted 


jou 




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25U 


217 


Self -Suooo rting 


1U9 


125 


160 


189 


139 


To Relative (c) 


105 


112 


62 


91 


73 


To Armed Forces 


36 


51 


59 


37 


67 


Married 


33 


3k 


i|6 


38 


39 


To Schools for Mentally Defective 


7 


13 


5 


20 


27 


Out of State 


12 


9 


7 


6 


2 


Became of Age 


33 


13 


18 


13 


17 


Died 


29 


11 


5 


5 


7 


Whereabouts Unknown 


10 


10 


11 


8 


7 


To State Hospitals 


2 


1 


3 


1 


3 


To Foster Parent 





1 


k 








Other 


111 


23 


8 


11 


k 


(a) To Parent on AFDC 


199 


220 


136 


llli 


88 


not on AFDC 


588 


h!2 


1*25 


39U 


352 


(b) Court to Parent and Relative 


kl 


101 


l\6 


86 


69 


to Youth Service Board 


55 


38 


55 


U3 


ia 


to Other 


mm 


h 


2 


1 


1 


(c) To Relative on AFDC 


20 


22 


21 


31 


23 


not on AFDC 


85 


90 




60 


50 



TABLE XXVII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Reports Received of Abused Children - Section 39A 
FISCAL YEAR Ending June 30, 1965* 



Total Reported 101 

Still Under Study h$ 

Study Ccmoleted 56 

Case Closed 15 



Accepted for Care 

or Service hX 

Neglect 6 

Deoendent 35 



# Program became operative September 15, 196k 



TABLE XXVIII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Homefinding Investigations 

Fiscal Years 1957 - 1965 



INVESTIGATIONS 



Completed Approved 



r 



Percent I 

Approved; Disapproved 



2 078 


9U2 


U5.3 


316 


2 6U8 


935 


35.3 


U22 


2 300 


78U 


3U.1 


367 


1 651 


568 


3U.U 


190 


1 707 


565 


33,1 


279 


1 822 


533 


29.3 


215 


1 71U 


536 


31.3 


173 


1 97U 


523 


26.5 


171 


2 081 


U28 


20.6 


275 



Withdrawn 

820 
1 291 
1 1U9 

893 

863 
1 07U 
i oo5 

1 280 
1 378 



29 

TABLE XXIX 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Independent Adoptions Section 

Number of Families and Children Included 
in Independent Adoption Cases 



Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1965 









Non-Agency Petitions 


Families 


Children 




(Number) 


(Number) 


On hand July 1, 196k 


299* 


3U14* 


Received during the year 


710 


m 


Yearly total to be investigated 


1 009 


1 188 


Closed during the year 


708 


835 


Investigated and Reported 


528 


627 


Withdrawn or Rejected 


180 


208 ! 


Remaining June 30, 1965 


301 


i 

353 



# Includes Petitions and other allied Investigations 



TABLE XXX 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Adoption Placement Unit 
Referrals to Unit for Adootion Consideration 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1965 



Referrals on hand July 1, I96I4 h$] 

Assigned 320 
Unas signed 137 

Received during year $lk 

On hand during year 971 

Disposed of during year £31 

Accented UOO 
Rejected 1 
Withdrawn 130 

Referrals on hand June 30, 196$ kkO 

Assigned 3U8 
Unassigned 92 



TABLE XXXI 



31 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 



Children Receiving Primary Casework Services 




From Public and 


Private Foster Care Agencies 






By Location 








June 30, 1965 






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All Agencies 


Public 


. — 

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ALL LOCATIONS 


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l 


8 2i;3 


I 

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1 

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Parents 


i 

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n 1 fin 
1 loO 


j 

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Relatives 


U65 


396 


69 

! 


Foster Homes 


| 5 671 


h 963 


708 


Adoptive Homes 


1 9U6 


377 


1 569 


Non-Medical Institutions 


1 561; 


857 


707 

i 


Medical Institutions 


126 


91 


35 


Elsewhere 


! 659 


379 


j 

! 280 











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LIST OF TABLES 



Table Page 

A. DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

Table I Total Yearly Payments, Average Monthly Payments, and 
Average Monthly Caseload by Category of Assistance, 
Fiscal Years 1965 - 1966 1 

Table II Assistance Payments by Category by District, Fiscal 

Year 1966 2 

Table III Participation in Total Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1962 - 1966 3 

Table IV Participation in Old Age Assistance payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1962 - 1966.. 4 

Table V Participation in Medical Assistance for the Aged, Payments 

by Levels of Government, Fiscal Years 1962 - 1966 5 

Table VI Participation in Aid to Dependent Children Payments by 

Levels of Government, Fiscal Years 1962 - 1966 6 

Table VII Participation in Disability Assistance Payments by Levels 

of Government, Fiscal Years 1962 - 1966 7 

Table VIII Participation in General Relief Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1962 - 1966 8 

Table IX Administrative Expenses for Public Assistance, Classified 
by Spending Office and by Source of Funds, Fiscal Year 
ending June 30, 1966 . 9 

Table X Participation in Assistance Payments and Administrative 
Expenses Combined, Classified by Source of Funds, Fiscal 
Year ending 30, 1966 10 

Table XI Payments to Vendors for Medical Care of Assistance 

Recipients, by Category of Assistance and Type of Care, 

Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1966 11 

Table XII Appeal Decisions Approved or Denied, by Category of 

Assistance, Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1966.. 12 

Table XIII Appeals Received, Acted Upon, and Pending, by Category of 

Assistance, Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1966 .....13 

Table XIV Appeals Received from Districts, by Category of Assistance, 

Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1966 ........ .....14 



LIST OF TABLES 



Table Page 

B. DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Table XV Expenditures for the Care and Faintenance of Children and 

Administration of the Program, Fiscal Year 1966 15 

Table XVI Caseload, Intake, Transfers and Discharges, by District, 

Fiscal Year 1966 16 

Table XVII Applications and Referrals for Care by Status, 

Fiscal Year 1966 17 

Table XVIII Number and Percent of Children Investigated who were 

taken into Care, Fiscal Years 1956 - 1966 18 

Table XLX Number of Children taken into Care by Age at Intake, 

Fiscal Year 1965 19 

Table XX Number of Children taken into Care by Religion 

and Sex, Fiscal Year 1966 20 

Table XXI Number and Percent of Children taken into Care by Status, 

Fiscal Years 1965 - 1966 21 

Table XXII Ages of Children under Care by Years under Care, 

June 30, 1966 22 

Table XXIII Number and Percent of Children under Care by Status on 

June 30, 1965 and June 30, 1966 23 

Table XXIV Location of Children by Terms of Care, June 30, 1966 24 

Table XXV Size of Families in Care, June 30, 1966 25 

Table XXVI Reasons for Discharge of Children, Fiscal Years 1962-— 1966. 26 

Table XXVII Reports Received of Abused Children, Fiscal Years 1965-1966 27 

Table XXVIII Homefinding Investigations, Fiscal Years 1957 - 1966 28 

Table XXLX Number of Families and Children included in Independent 

Adoption Cases, Fiscal Year 1966 29 

Table XXX Referrals to Adoption Placement Unit for Adoption 

Consideration, Fiscal Year 1966 30 

Table XXXI Children Receiving Primary Case Work Services from Public 
and Private Agencies by Location of Children on 
June 30, 1966 31 



1. 



TABLE I 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS, AVERAGE MONTHLY PAYIENTS, 
AND AVERAGE MONTHLY CASELOAD 

Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 1965 and I966 



Category 


1966 1965 


Percentage Change 


I 

All Categories 

Old Age Assistance 

Medical Assistance for the Aged 

Aid to Families with Dep. Children 

Disability Assistance 

General Relief 


Payments 

$222 342 038 $202 312 310 

57 478 058 57 962 109 
69 429 256 58 394 652 
60 902 016 54 234 714 
25 326 567 22 099 452 
9 206 141 9 621 383 


+ 9.9 

- 0.8 
+ 18.9 
+ 12.3 
+ U.6 

- 4.3 


Old Age Assistance 

Medical Assistance for the Aged 

Aid to Families with Dep. Children 

Disability Assistance 

General Relief 


Average Iimthly Payment 

$ 96.78 $ 93.03 
193.04 179.80 
190.13 184.54 
158.65 150.11 
89.41 91.09 


+ 4.0 
+ 7.4 
+ 3.0 
+ 5.7 
- 1.8 


Old Age Assistance 

Medical Assistance for the Aged 

Aid to Families with Dep. Children 

Disability Assistance 

General Relief 


Average Monthly Caseload 


- 4.7 
+ 10.7 
+ 9.0 
+ 8.4 

- 2,5 


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29 971 27 064 
26 693 24 491 
13 304 12 268 
8 530 8 802 



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3 



TABLE III 
DIVISIOI T OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
FIVE CATEGORIES COMBINED 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATIOII III ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL TEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1962 - 1966 



Government 
Level 


1966 


1965 


1964 


1963 


1962 




AiiOl 


JNT 


Total 


0222 342 038 

• 
• 


0.2O2 312 310 


^185 924 089 


$170 475 924 


;?162 550 912 


■ Federal 


100 694 549 


91 699 006 


85 725 051 


81 591 134 


76 503 555 


State 


74 340 028 


66~963 742 


60 052 056 


54 245 054 


53 000 273 


Local 


47 307 461 


43 649 562 


. 40 146 982 


34 639 736 


33 047 084 

i 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


45.3 


45.3 


46 J. 


47.9 


47.1 


State 


33.4 


33.1 


32.3 


31.8 


32.6 


Local 
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21.3 
— 


21.6 


21.6 


20.3 


20.3 



4 



TABLE IT 
DIVISI01 T OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
i OLD ACT: ASSXSTAlJClt 
FEDERAL, STATE AMD LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1962 - 1966 



Government 
Level 


1966 


1965 


1964 


1 

1963 


1962 




AMOU 


NT 


Total 


057 478 058 


$57 962 109 


059 049 737 


059 426 102 


062 254 310 


Federal 


33 097 895 


33 644 646 


35 130 942 


36 161 622 


36 089 984 


State 


17 066 114. 


17 022 225 


16 819 353 


16 440 232 


18 489 457 


Local 


7 314 049 


7 295 238 


7 099 442 


6 824 248 


7 674 869 


PERCE 


NT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


57.6 


58.0 


59.5 


60.8 


58.0 


State 


29.7 


29.4 


28.5 


27.7 


29.7 


Local 

1 


12.7 

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12.6 


12.0 


11.5 


12.3 



5 



TABLE V 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR TIE AGED 
FEDERAL, STATE, AID LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1962-1966 



Government 
Level 


1966 


1965 


1964 


1963 


1962 




A M U N T 


Total 


f P 69 429 256 


058 394 652 


350 105 913 


$46 383 306 


$41 780 116 


Federal 


34 034 161 


28 55 5 030 


24 416 230 


22 561 076 


20 249 098 


State 


23 563 397 


19 893 081 


17 126 456 


15 831 483 


14 354 012 


Local 


11 781 698 


9 946 541 


3 563 227 


7 940 742 


7 177 006 








P E R C 


I E N T 




Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


49.1 


48.9 


48.7 


48.7 


48.5 


State 


33.9 


34.1 


34.2 


34.2 


34.3 


Local 


17.0 


17.0 


17.1 


17.1 


17.2 



6 

TABLE VI 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



AID TO FAMILIES 1 r ITK DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1962 - 1966 



Government 
Level 


1966 


1965 


1964 


1963 


1962 








A M U 


N T 




Total 


060 902 016 


234 714 


)47 584 601 


^39 777 175 


)34 829 807 


Federal 


25 804 551 


22 653 648 


20 100 514 


17 264 690 


15 152 944 


State 


20 300 671 


18 078 238 


15 861 534 


13 259 059 


11 609 936 


Local 


14 796 794- 


13 502 828 


11 622 553 


9 253 426 


8 066 927 








PER 


CENT 




Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


4-2.4. 


4.1.8 


42.3 


43.4 


43.5 


State 


33.3 


33.8 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


Local 


24.3 


24.9 


24.4 


23.3 


23.2 



I 



7 

TABLE VII 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL , STATE, AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1962 - 1966 



Government 
Level 


1966 


1965 


1964 


1963 


1962 






A 


M U 


N T 




Total 


$25 326 567 


)22 099 4-52 


518 810 171 


§16 982 825 


$16 010 193 


Federal 


7 707 94-2 


6 34.5 682 


6 077 365 


5 603 746 


5 Oil 529 


State 


11 286 983 


9 728 907 


8 030 264 


7 133 372 


6 996 117 


Local 


6 331 64.2 


5 524 863 
i — 


4 702 542 


4 245 707 


4 002 547 




———————— 


P 


„ , , • 
E R C 


E N T 




Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


30.4 


31.0 


32.3 


33.0 


31.3 


State 


U.6 


44.0 


42.7 


42.0 


43.7 


Local 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 











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8 



TAELE VIII 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



GENERAL RELIEF 
STATE AIJD LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYiENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1962 - 1966 





Government 
Level 


1966 


1965 


1964. 


1963 


1962 






A 


M U 


K T 




Total 


$9 206 HI 


$9 621 383 


)10 373 667 


§7 906 516 


$7 676 486 


State 


2 122 863 


2 241 291 


2 214. AA9 


1 530 903 


1 550 751 


Local 


7 033 278 


7 380 092 


8 159 218 


6 375 613 


6 125 735 


P 


E R C 


E H T 




Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


State 


23.1 


23.3 


21.3 


19.4 


20.2 


Local 
| 


76.9 


76.7 


78.7 

l 


80.6 


79.8 



TABLE IX 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
FISCAL YEAR EM) DIG JUNE 30, 1966 



9 



A. CLASSIFIED BY SPENDING OFFICE 



Category- 


TOTAL 


STATE 


OFFICE. 


LOCAL OFFICE 




Amount 


Percent 


Amount 


Percent 


Amount 


Percent 


All Categories 


$21 352 579 


100.0 


$1 885 03t 


8.8 


$19 467 544 


91.2 


Old Age Assistance 


4. 909 428 


100.0 


538 85-4 


. 11.0 


4 370 574 


89.0 


Medical Assistance 
for the Aged 


3 889 005 


100.0 


374 722 


9.6 


3 514 283 


90.4 


Aid to Families 
with Dep. Children 


8 107 294 


100.0 


566 72C 


7.0 


7 540 574 


93.0 


Disability Assist- 
ance 


2 342 897 


100.0 


304 984 


13.0 


2 037 913 


87.0 


General Relief 

1 

,1 


2 103 955 


100.0 


99 755 


4.7 


I 2 004 20C 

1 
1 
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95.3 



B. CLASSIFIED BY SOURCE OF FUNDS 





Total 


1 

Federal 


State 


Local 


Category 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


ALL 

CATEGORIES 


$21 352 579 


100.0 


$11 188 547 


52.4 


$4 432 341 


20.8 


$5 731 691 


26.8 


OAA 


4 909 428 


100.0 


2 849 373 


58.0 


1 155 221 


23.5 


904 834 


18.5 


MAA 


3 889 005 


100.0 


1 932 483 


49.7 


1 064 425 


27.4 


892 097 


22.9 


AFDC 


8 107 294 


100.0 


j 5 025 716 


62.0 


1 651 317 


20.4 


1 430 261 


17.6 


DA 


2 342 897 


100.0 


1 380 975 


58.9 


449 974 


19.2 


511 948 


21.9 


GR 


2 103 955 


100.0 


1 




111 404 


5.3 


1 992 551 


94.7 



10 



TABLE X 

DIVISIOi! OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

FEDERAL, STATE AIT) LOC\L PARTICIPATION II! ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

and 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES COMBINED 
CLASSIFIED BY SOURCE OF FUNDS 



FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1966 





TOTAL 


FEDERAL 


STATE 


LOCAL 


Cate- 
gory 


AMOUNT 


Per 
Cent 


AMOUNT 


Per 
Cent 


AMOUNT 


Per 
Cent 


AMOUNT 


Per 

Cent 


All 
Cate- 
gories 


(£243 694 617 


100. c 


^111 883 096 


45.9 


$78 772 369 


32.3 


053 039 152 


21.8 


OAA 


62 387 486 


100.0 


35 94-7 268 


57.6 


18 221 335 


29.2 


8 218 883 


13.2 


MAA 


73 318 261 


100.0 


36 016 644- 


49.1 


24 627 822 


33.6 


12 673 795 


17.3 


AFDC 


69 009 310 


100.0 


3 830 267 


44.7 


21 951 988 


31.8 


16 227 055 


23.5 


DA 


27 669 464 


100.0 


9 088 917 


32.9 


11 736 957 


42.4 


6 843 590 


24.7 


GR 
— 1 


11 310 096 


100.0 

1 ■ 1 






2 234 267 


19.8 


9 075 829 


80.2 



11. 



TABLE XI 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



PAYMENTS TO VENDORS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS 
BY CATEGORY AND TYPE OF CARE 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1966 



Type of 
Care 


All 
Categories 


OAA 


MAA 


AFDC 


DA 


GR 


All Types 


$105 733 


651 


$12 


731 


453 


$68 


292 


003 


$7 


819 


426 


$14 055 362 


$2 835 


407 


Hospital 


34 430 


101 


5 


143 


242 


17 


297 


913 


3 


399 


549 


f) Ann A ^n 


1 989 


747 


General 


23 267 


256 


4 


929 


840 


9 


244 


293 


3 


332 


187 


3 867 799 


1 893 


137 


Chronic 


11 162 


845 




213 


402 


8 


052 


620 




67 


362 


2 732 851 


96 


610 


Public 
Med. Inst, 


5 411 


879 




18 


574 


4 


825 


936 




3 


864 


540 399 


23 


106 


Nursing 
Homes 


43 878 


886 




689 


598 


38 


904 


806 




7 


504 


4 174 125 


102 


853 


Out- 
patient 


1 767 


038 




447 


787 




331 


832 




628 


814 


269 868 


88 


737 


Physicians 


3 479 


184 


1 


263 


745 


1 


226 


454 




570 


372 


313 601 


105 


012 


Dental 
Care 


2 413 


261 




379 


230 




265 


553 


1 


456 


913 


207 261 


104 


304 


Medical 
Pract . 


868 


965 




298 


067 




358 


567 




96 


988 


98 513 


16 


830 


Drugs 


10 927 


312 


3 


676 


559 


4 


184 


144 


1 


309 


853 


1 441 187 


315 


569 


Other 
Medical 


2 557 


025 


i 


814 


651 


1 
» 


897 


798 




345 


569 


409 758 


89 


249 



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12. 



TABLL XII 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

SUBDIVISION OF APPEALS 
Local Appeal Decision Reversed or Upheld 
By Category- 



Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1966 





Total 




APPEAL DECISION 


Category 


Decisions 


Percent 


Reversed 


Percent 


Upheld 


Percent 


ALL CATEGORIES 


1 800 


100.0 


746 


41.4 


1 054 


58.6 


Old Age Assistance 


367 


100.0 


101 


27.5 


266 


72.5 


Medical Assistance 
for the Aged 


390 


100.0 


190 


48.7 


200 


51.3 


Aid to Families with 
Dependent Children 


460 


100.0 


172 


37.4 


288 


62.6 


Disability Assistance 


583 


100.0 


283 


48.5 


300 


51.5 



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DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

SUBDIVISION OF APPEALS 

Appeals Received From Districts 

By Category- 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1966 



Districts 


Total 
Appeals 






3 A T E 


GORY 




OAA 


MAA 


AFDC 


DA 


VJTP 


All Districts 


2 269 


456 


516 


605 


687 


5 


Springfield 


233 


41 


37 


91 


67 


2 


Worcester 


174 


27 


49 


50 


48 




Lawrence 


173 


31 


55 


32 


55 




Greater Boston 


1 269 


289 


313 


291 


373 


3 


Brockton 


152 


25 


24 


58 


45 




New Bedford 



263 


43 


38 



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99 





17. 



TABLE XVII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 



Applications and Referrals for Care 
FISCAL YEAR I966 



Applications & Referrals 


Total 


STATUS 




No. of Children 


Dependent 


Neglect 


No. of Children 


No. of children 


On Hand July 1, 1965 


1 0C7 


939 


98 


Added During Year 


5 183 


4 506 


677 


Total Available 


6 270 


5 495 


775 


Processed During Year 


4 765 


4 116 


649 


Accepted 


3 074 


2 606 


468 


Not Accepted 


1 691 


1 510 


181 


Remaining June 30, 1966 


1 505 


1 379 


126 



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18. 



TABLE XVIII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUy©IAl T SIIIP 
Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Investigated 
Who Were Taken Into Care 

FISCAL YEARS 1956 - 1966 



Ydqt« 

[ 


Total 


Taken Into 


Care 






1966 


4 765 


3 074 


64.5 


1965 


3 830 


2 199 


57.4 


1964 


3 474. 


2 L42 


61.7 


1963 


3 163 


1 838 


58.1 


1962 


2 500 


1 510 


6O.4 


1961 


2 293 


1 467 


64.O 


I960 


2 170 


1 246 


57.4 


1959 


2 279 


1 248 


54.8 


1958 


1 987 


1 094 


55.1 


1957 


1 739 


926 


53.2 


1956 


1 897 


916 


48.8 



TABLE XIX 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken Into Care 
by Age at Intake 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1966 



Age 


1966 


(Years) 


Total 


ALL AGES 


3 074 


Under 6 months 


803 


6 months to 1 year 


157 


1 to 2 years 


221 


2 to 3 years 


214 


3 to 4- years 


189 


4. to 5 years 


170 


5 to 6 years 


146 


6 to 7 years 


120 


7 to 8 years 


133 


8 to 9 years 


144 


9 to 10 years 


123 


10 to 11 years 


110 


11 to 12 years 


98 


12 to 13 years 


88 


13 to 14 years 


75 


14 to 15 years 


89 


15 to 16 years 


63 


16 to 17 years 


53 


17 to 18 years 


45 


18 to 19 years 


14 


19 to 20 years 


9 


Over 20 years 


9 


N .R. 


1 



20. 



TABLE XX 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken into Care 
by Religion and Sex 

FISCAL YEAR Ending June 30, I966 



Religion 


N U 


M B E R 




PERCE 


N T 


Total 


Male 


Female 


Total 


Male 


Female 


All Religions 


3 074 


1 649 


1 425 


100.0 


53.6 


46.4 


Catholic 


1 879 


1 027 


852 


61.1 


33.4 


27.7 


Protestant 


1 117 


584 


533 


36.4 


19.0 


17.4 


Jewish 


22 


9 


13 


0.7 


0.3 


0.4 


Other 


56 


29 


27 


1.8 


0.9 


0.9 



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21 



TaiJLE XXE 



DIVISION IF CHILD GIL uiDIaN SHIP 

Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Taken into Care 

by Status 

FISC/iL Y^ARS Ending June 30, 1966 and 1965 



Status 


1966 


1965 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


3 074 


100.0 


2 199 


100.0 


Neglect 


468 


15.2 


392 


17.8 


Temporary 


325 


10.6 


292 


13.3 


Permanent 


143 


4.6 


100 


4.5 


Dependent 


2 606 


64.8 


1 807 


b2.2 


Intrastate 


2 556 


83.2 


1 773 


80.6 


Out of State 


50 


1.6 


34 


1.6 



22. 



TABLE XXII 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Ages of Children Under Care 
by Years Under Care on 
June 30, 1966 







YEAR 


S U N D 


E R CARE 






TOTAL 


Under 


6mos.- 


1 thru 4 


5 thru 9 


10 and over 


Age 




6 mos. 


1 year 








r— — ——————— 

ALL AGES 


8 261 


1 354 


1 159 


3 671 


1 376 


701 


Under 6 mos. 


338 


338 










6 mos.-l yr. 


377 


88 


289 








1 to 2 years 


586 


90 


125 


371 






2 to 3 years 


467 


93 


82 


292 






3 to 4 years 


382 


70 


69 


243 






4 to 5 years 


437 


80 


69 


288 






5 to 6 years 


435 


62 


65 


269 


39 




6 to 7 years 


389 


56 


38 


242 


53 




7 to 8 years 


443 


69 


44 


251 


79 




8 to 9 years 


410 


72 


37 


211 


90 




9 to 10 years 


454 


65 


54 


225 


110 




10 to 11 years 


405 


46 


39 


187 


124 


9 


11 to 12 years 


415 


53 


38 


193 


103 


28 


12 to 13 years 


401 


31 


38 


168 


122 


42 


13 to L4 years 


399 


32 


45 


142 


120 


60 


14 to 15 years 


412 


37 


32 


132 


122 


89 


15 to 16 years 


420 


24 


31 


167 


107 


91 


16 to 17 years 


360 


22 


26 


104 


111 


97 


17 to 18 years 


335 


17 


24 


99 


88 


107 


18 to 19 years 


235 


4 


8 


52 


67 


104 


19 to 20 years 


112 


1 


6 


27 


31 


47 


20 and over 


49 


4 

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8 

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10 


27 



NOTE: 


1966 


1965 


1964 


1963 


1962 


1961 


Median age of children under care, years 


8.6 


9.4 


9.7 


10.0 


10.5 


10.6 


Median length of time under care, years 


2.3 


3.1 


3.1 


3.3 


3.6 


3.6 



I 



TABLE XXIII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Under Care 
by Status 

On June 30, 1966 and June 30, 1965 



Status 


1966 


1965 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


TOTAL 


8 261 


100.0 


7 156 


100.0 


Neglect 


2 718 


32.9 


2 715 


37.9 


Temporary 


467 


5.7 


396 


5.5 


Permanent 


2 251 


27.2 


2 319 


32.4. 


Dependent 


5 543 


67.1 


U 441 


62.1 


Intrastate 


5 462 


66.1 


U 372 


61.1 


Out of State 


81 


1.0 


69 


1.0 





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! 



TABLE XXIV 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 



Location of Children by Terms of Care 
June 30, 1966 



1— - — - '■ ■' 




BOARDING TERMS 


Location 


Total 
Children 


Board 
Clothing or Both 


Free 


Other 


All Locations 


8 261 


6 378 


1 782 


101 


Temporary Home 


60 


60 






Adoption Home 


419 


2 


416 


1 


Foster Home 


5 282 


5 230 


31 


21 


Non-Medical Inst. 


1 019 


1 003 


12 


4 


Medical Inst. 


48 


31 


17 




With Parent 


1 017 


2 


992 


23 


With Relative 


296 


16 


264 


16 


j Elsewhere 
i 

I.. 


120 


34 


50 


36 



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TAB LE XXV 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
CHILD PLACEMENT 
SIZE OF FAMILIES IN CARE 
JUNE 30, 1966 



Number of Children 

xix uiit; r eUiixxjf xix 

Care on June 30, 1966-* 


liUlllUCl. UJ. 

Cases 


1\J UIIlUcJJ. UJ. 

Children 


1 


2877 


2877 


2 


727 




3 


U02 


1206 


u 


26U 


10^6 




1U3 


m 7 


6 


82 


U92 


7 


30 


210 


8 


22 


176 


9 


$ 




10 


3 

_. . 


30 

I 



* Not necessarily the total number of children in the family 
but the total number who are in DCG care. 







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26. 



TABLE XXVI 



DIVISIOH OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Reasons for Discharge of Children 
Fiscal Years 1962 - 1966 





Number of Children 


Reason for Discharge 


1966 


1965 


1964 


1963 


1962 


ALL REASONS 


1 969 


1 699 


1 620 


1 424 


1 311 


To Parent (a) 


910 


787 


692 


561 


508 


To Court (b) 


138 


102 


143 


202 


130 


Adopted 


419 


380 


382 


273 


254 


Self -Supporting 


153 


149 


125 


160 


189 


To Relative (c) 


108 


105 


112 


62 


91 


To Armed Forces 


56 


36 


51 


59 


37 


Married 


41 


33 


34 


46 


38 


To Schools for i lent ally Defective 


6 


7 


13 


5 


20 


Out of State 


7 


12 


9 


7 


6 


Became of Age 


45 


33 


13 


18 


13 


Died 


20 


29 


11 


5 


5 


Whereabouts Unknown 


29 


10 


10 


11 


8 


To State Hospitals 


1 


2 


1 


3 


1 


To Foster Parent 


1 





1 


4 





Other 


35 


14 


23 


8 


11 


(a) To Parent on AFDC 


187 


199 


220 


136 


114 


not on AFDC 


723 


588 


472 


425 


394 


(b) Court to Parent and Relative 97 


47 


101 


145 


86 


to Youth Service Board 41 


55 


38 


55 


43 


to Other 






4 


2 


1 


(c) To Relative on AFDC 


33 


20 


22 


21 


31 


not on AFDC 


75 


85 


90 


41 


60 



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■ 

• 






TABLE XXVII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
REPORTS RECEIVED OF ABUSED CHILDREN - SECTION 39A 
FISCAL YEARS 1965 and 1?66 



1966 ! 1965 



Under investigation start of fiscal year 


U5 


1 


Section 39A Notices reported 


] 136 


j 101 


Active during year 


| 181 


101 


Investigations completed 


1 ihh 

I 

28 


I 56 


No further action indicated 


| 15 


Accepted for care or service 


4 


! Ul 


Neglect status 


9 


! 

| ^ 


Dependent status 


107 


35 


Under investigation end of fiscal year 


37 


U5 



I 



* Program became operative September 15, 1961* 



KM 



28 



TABLE XXVIII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Homefinding Investigations 



Fiscal Years 1957 - 1966 







I N V E S 


T I G A T I 


N S 






Completed 


Approved 


Percent 
Approved 


Disapproved 


Withdrawn 


1966 


2 351 


1 128 


48.0 


297 


926 


1965 


2 078 


942 


45.3 


316 


820 


1964 


2 648 


935 


35.3 


422 


1 291 


1963 


2 300 


784 


34.1 


367 


1 149 


1962 


1 651 


568 


34.4 


190 


893 


1961 


1 707 


565 


33.1 


279 


863 


I960 


1 822 


533 


29.3 


215 


1 074 


1959 


1 714 


536 


31.3 


173 


1 005 


1958 


1 974 


523 


26.5 


171 


1 280 


1957 


2 081 


428 


20.6 


275 


1 378 



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29. 



TABLE XXIX 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Independent Adoptions Section 

Number of Families and Children Included 
in Independent adoption Cases 



Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1966 



Non-Agency Petitions 


Families 


Children 




(Number) 


(Number) 


On hand July 1, 1965 


301* 


353* 


Received during the year 


691 


808 


Yearly total to be investigated 


992 


1 161 


Closed during the year 


669 


799 


Investigated and Reported 


593 


707 


Withdrawn or Rejected 


76 


92 


Remaining June 30, 1966 


323 


362 



* Includes Petitions and other allied Investigations 



TABLE XXX 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Adoption Placement Unit 
Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1966 



Referrals on hand July 1, 1965 




440 


Assigned 


348 




Unas signed 


92 




Received during year 




723 


On hand during year 




1 163 


Disposed of during year 




470 


Accepted 


412 




Withdrawn 


58 




Referrals on hand June 30, 1966 




693 


Assigned 


600 




Unas signed 


93 





31. 



TABLE XXXI 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 



Children Receiving Primary Casework Services 
From Public and Private Foster Care Agencies 
By Location 



June 30, 1966 



Location 


All Agencies 


Public 


Private 


ALL LOCATIONS 


18 496 


9 766 


8 730 


Parents 


7 191 


1 862 


5 329* 


Relatives 


.569 


496 


73 


Foster Homes 


6 141 


5 432 


709 


Adoptive Homes 


2 064 


419 


1 645 


Non-Medical Institutions 


1 772 


1 069 


703 


Medical Institutions 


_122 


99 


23 


Elsewhere 


637 


389 


248 



* The figures include 3 875 children receiving protective 
services in the homes of parents 



MASSACHUSETTS', 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE 



ANNUAL 
STATISTICAL REPORT 



FISCAL YEAR 
19 6 7 



BUREAU OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS 
September I968 



OCT 2 i i 968 

m,E kou se. eo a , UM 



/9 Li —6 7 

LIST OF TABLES 



Table Page 



A. DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

Table I Total Yearly Payments, Average Monthly Payments, and 
Average Monthly Caseload by Category of Assistance, 
Fiscal Years 1966 - 1967 1 

Table II Assistance Payments by Category by District, Fiscal 

Year 1967 2 

Table III Participation in Total Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1963 - 1967..... • .3 

Table IV Participation in Old Age Assistance payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1963 - 1967...... h 

Table V Participation in Medical Assistance for the Aged, Payments 

by Levels of Government, Fiscal Years 1963 - 1967 ...5 

Table VI Participation in Medical Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government in Fiscal Year (10 months) - 1967.. 6 

Table VII Participation in Aid to Dependent Children Payments by 

Levels of Government, Fiscal Years 1962 - 1966 7 

Table VIII Participation in Disability Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1962 - 1966 ....8 

Table IX Participation in General belief Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1962 - 1966 ...9 

Table X Administrative Expenses for Public Assistance, Classified 
by Spending Office and by Source of Funds, Fiscal Year 
ending June 30, 1966 10 

Table XI Participation in Assistance Payments and Administrative 
Expenses Combined, Classified by Source of Funds, Fiscal 
Year ending June 30, 1966 11 

Table XII Payments to Vendors for Medical Care of Assistance 

Recipients, by Category of Assistance and Type of Care, 

Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1966 12 

Table XIII Appeal Decisions Approved or Denied, by Category of 

Assistance, Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1966.,. ...13 

Table XIV Appeals Received, Acted Upon, and Pending, by Category of 

Assistance, Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1966.. .....lU 

Table XV Appeals Received from Districts, by Category of Assistance, 

Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1966 ..15 



LIST OF TABLES 



B. DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Table Page 

Table XVI Expenditures far the Care and Maintenance of Children and 

Administration of the Program, Fiscal Year 1966 -16 

Table XVII Caseload, Intake, Transfers and Discharges, by District, 

Fiscal Year 1966 17 

Table XVIII Applications and Referrals for Care by Status, 

Fiscal Year 1966 *...18 

Table XIX Number and Percent of Children Investigated who were 

taken into Care, Fiscal Years 1956 - 1966 19 

Table XX Number of Children taken into Care by Age at Intake, 

Fiscal Year 1965 20 

Table XXI Number of Children taken into Care by Religion and Sex, 

Fiscal Year 1966 21 

Table XXII Number and Percent of Children taken into Care by Status, 

Fiscal Years 1965 - 1966 22 

Table XXIII Ages of Children under Care by Years under Care, 

June 30, 1966 ....23 

Table XXIV Number and Percent of Children under Care by Status on 

June 30, 1965 and June 30, 1966 2k 

Table XXV Location of Children by Terms of Care, June 30, 1966. .25 

Table XXVI Size of Families in Care, June 30, 1966 ..26 

Table XXVII Reasons for Discharge of Children, Fiscal Years 1962-1966 27 

Table XXVIII Reports Received of Abused Children, Fiscal Years 1965-1966 28 

Table XXIX Home finding Investigations, Fiscal Years 1957 - 1966 29 

Table XXX Applications Received and Service Given to Unwed Mothers, 

Fiscal Year 1966 30 

Table XXXI Number of Families and Children included in Independent 

Adoption Cases, Fiscal Year 1966,.... , ..31 

Table XXXII Referrals to Adoption Placement Unit for Adoption Consideration, 

Fiscal Year 1966 32 

Table XXXIII Children Receiving Primary Case Work Services from Public 
and Private Agencies by Location of Children on 
June 30, 1966 ,33 



1. 



TABLE I 



DIVISIOi! OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYIENTS, AVERAGE MONTHLY PAYMENTS , 
AND AVERAGE MONTHLY CASELOAD 

Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 1966 and 1967 



Category- 


1967 


1966 


Percentage Change 


All Categories 

Old Age Assistance 

Medical Assistance* 

Medical Assistance for the Aged** 

Aid to Families with Dep. Children 

Disability Assistance 

General Relief 


T^a irmp ri "h q 

$258 681 901 $222 342 038 

50 061 575^/ 54 478 058^/ 
100 385 854* 
12 305 802** 69 429 256 . 
69 409 350lA 60 902 016^/ 
16 092 280i/ 25 326 567i/ 
10 427 040 9 206 141 


+ 16.3 

- 12.9 

+ 14.0 

- 36.5 
+ 13.3 


Old Age Assistance 

Medical Assistance* 

Medical Assistance for the Aged** 

Aid to Families with Dep. Children 

Disability Assistance 

General Relief 


Average i-bnthlv Payment 

$ 80.75^/ ft 96.78 
92.65* -* 
200.90** 193.04 
194. 58^/ 190.13 
100.84^/ 158.65 
102.80 89.41 


- 16.6 

+ 4.1 
+ 2.3 

- 36.4 
+ 15.0 


Old Age Assistance 

Medical Assistance* 

Medical Assistance for the Aged** 

Aid to Families with Dep. Children 

Disability Assistance 

General Relief 


Average Monthly Caseload 

49 583 49 490 
108 346* 

30 627** 29 971 
29 725 26 693 
13 299 13 304 
8 452 8 580 


+ .2 

+ 2.2 
+ 11.4 

less than .1 
- 1.5 



* 10 months data - Medical Assistance Program started September 1, 1966 
** Two months data - Medical Assistance for the A.ged ended August 31, 1966 
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TABLE III 

DIVISIOH OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

* SIX CATEGORIES COliBINED FISCAL YEAH ELIDED JUNE 30, 1967 
FIVE CATEGORIES COilBINED FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUiE 30, 1963-1966 

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYIENTS 



Government j 
Level 


1967 


1966 


I 

1965 


1964 


1963 




AMOUNT 


1 

! 

Total 1 


s?258 681 901 


$222 342 038 


$202 312 310 

j 


$185 924 089 


sp170 475 924 


Federal 


124 256 098 


100 694 549 


91 699 0C6 j 

I 


85 725 051 


81 591 134 


State 


82 589 259 


74 340 028 


1 

66 963 742 


60 052 056 


54 245 054 


Local 


51 836 544 


47 307 461 


43 649 562 


40 146 982 


34 639 736 




PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


48.1 


45.3 


45.3 


46.1 


47.9 


State 


31.9 


33.4 


33.1 


32.3 


31.8 


Local 


j 20.0 

1 


21.3 

1 


21.6 

1 


21.6 


20.3 



* Two months data - Iledical Assistance for the Aged Program ended Aug. 31, 1966. 
Ten months data - Iledical Assistance Program opened Sept. 1, 1966. 



4. 



TABLE IV 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYIENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1963 - 1967 



Government 
Level 

i 


1967 


1 — 

1966 


1965 


1964' 


1963 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$50 061 575 


$57 478 058 


$57 962 109 


$59 049 737 


$59 426 102 


Federal 


' ^& 1^220 


33 097 895 


33 644 646 


35 130 942 


36 161 622 ■ 


State 


13 708 347 


17 066 114 


17 022 225 


16 819 353 


16 440 232 


Local 


5 875 008 


7 314 049 


7 295 238 


7 099 442 


6 824 248 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


60.9 


57.6 


58.0 


59.5 


60.8 


State 


27.4 


29.7 


29.4 


28.5 


27.7 


Local 


11.7 


12.7 


12.6 


12.0 


11.5 



5. 



TABIE V 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR TIE AGED* 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAY1ENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1963 - 1967 



Government j 
Level 1 


1967 


1966 


1965 


1964 


1963 


i 




A 


M U N T 






Total 


$12 305 802 


$69 429 256 


$58 394 652 


050 105 913 


$46 383 306 


Federal 


6 052 865 


34- 084 161 


28 555 030 


24 416 230 


22 561 076 


State 


4 168 625 


23 563 397 


19 893 081 


17 126 456 


15 881 488 


Local 


2 084 312 


11 781 698 


9 946 541 


8 563 227 


7 940 742 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


49.2 


49.1 


48.9 


48.7 


48.7 


State 


33.9 


33.9 


34.1 


34.2 


34.2 


Local 

1 


16.9 

i 


17.0 


17.0 


17.1 


17.1 



* Program ended August 31, 1966; 1967 figures represent two months data 



6. 



TABLE VI 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE* 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1967 



Government 

Level 

• 


, 1 


1967 








A M OUNT 




! 

Total 




$100 335 354 




Federal 




50 155 075 




State 




35 121 357 




Local 




15 1C9 4-22 




i ■ 1 ■■■■ — 

PERCENT 


Total 




100.0 




Federal 




50.0 




State 




35.0 




Local 

i 




15.0 




* Program opened September 1, 1966j 1967 figures 


represent 10 months data 



i 



7. 



TABLE VII 
DIVISIOI! OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1963 - 1967 



Government 
Level 


1967 


1966 


1965 


1964 


1963 




AMOUNT 


Total 


$69 409 350 


%0 902 016 


$54 234 714 


$47 584 601 


$39 777 175 


Federal 

State 

Local 


29 ?90~o38 
23 136 449 
16 682 263 


25 8O4 551 
20 300 671 
14 796 794 


22 653 648 
18 078 238 
13 502 82S 


20 100 514 
15 861 534 
11 622 553 


17 264 690 
13 259 059 
9 253 426 




PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 

State 

Local 


42.7 
33.3 
24.0 


42.4 
33.3 
24.3 


41.8 
33.8 
24.9 


42.3 
33.3 
24.4 


43.4 
33.3 
23.3 



TABLE VIII 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, I963 - 1967 



Government 
Level 


1967 


1966 


1965 


1964 


1963 


r 


4 


AMOUNT 


Dotal 


$16 092 280 


Cp25 326 567 


$22 099 452 


m518 810 171 


Il6 982 825 




Federal 


7 979 300 


7 707 942 


6 845 682 


6 077 365 


5 603 746 




State 


4 089 908 


11 286 983 


9 728 907 


8 030 264 


7 133 372 




Local 


4 023 072 


6 331 642 


5 524 863 


4 702 542 


4 245 707 




PERCENT 


btal 


100,0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 




Federal 


49.6 


30.4 


31.0 


32.3 


33.0 




State 


25.4 


44.6 


44.0 


42.7 


42.0 




Local 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 

■ 


25.0 


25.0 





TABLE IX 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
GENERAL RELIEF 
STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1963 - 1967 



Government 
Level 


1967 


1966 


1965 


1964 


1963 






A 


M U N T 






Total 


$10 4-27 04.0 


$9 206 L41 


#9 621 383 


*>10 373 667 


<*1 676 486 


State 


2 364 573 


2 122 863 


2 241 291 


2 214 449 


1 550 751 


Local 


8 062 ^67 


7 083 278 


7 380 092 


8 159 218 


6 125 735 




PERCENT 




Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


l 

State 


22.7 


23.1 


23.3 


21.3 


19.4 


Local 


77.3 


76.9 


76.7 


78.7 


80.6 



TABLE X 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1967 



10. 



A. CLASSIFIED BY SPENDING OFFICE 



Category 



TOTAL 



STATE OFFICE 



LOCAL OFFICE 



Amount jPercent Amount [Percent 



Amount 



> Percent 



All Categories 

Old Age Assistance 

Medical Assistance* 

Medical Assistance** 
for the Aged 

Aid to Families 
with Dep. Children 

Disability Assistance 

General Relief 



$24 278 244 100.0 
4 756 990 ! 100.0 



4 445 909 



100.0 



635 089j 100.0 

I 

9 463 364 100.0 

2 702 731 ! 100.0 

i \ i 

: 2 274 161 \ 100.0 ! 



)2 141 485 
511 066 
495 614 

60 630 
669 476 



8.8 i$22 136 759 
10.7 : 4 245 924 
11.1 I 3 950 295 



9.5 



7.1 



315 860 11.7 



88 839 



3.9 



574 459 

8 793 888 
2 386 871 



91.2 
89.3 
88.9 

90.5 

92.9 
88.3 



2 185 322 ! 96.1 



* 10 months data - Medical Assistance Progra::. started Sept. 1, 1966 
** 2 months data - Medical Assistance for the Aged ended Aug. 31, 1966 



B. CLASSIFIED BY SOURCE OF FUNDS 



Category 



Total 



_AffiQUIliL 



Per- 
cent. 



Federal 



Amount. 



Per- 
cent 



State 



Amount 



jPer- 



Local 



Amount. 



Per- 

cent 



ALL 

CATEGORIES 

OAA 

MA* 

MAA** 

AFDC 

DA 

GR 



^24 278 244 
4 756 990 
4 445 909 
635 089 
9 463 364 
2 702 731 
2 274 161 



100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 
100.0 



$12 743 234 

2 708 723 
2 235 932 
316 849 
5 90S 305 
1 573 425 



52.5 
56.9 
50.3 
49.9 
62.4 
58.2 



-^5 071 264 
1 145 695 
1 2C6 819 
165 881 
1 920 315 
533 389 
99 165 



20.9 
24.1 
27.1 
26.1 
20.3 
19.7 
4.4 



$6 463 746 
902 572 
1 003 158 
152 359 

1 634 744 
595 917 

2 174 996 



26.6 
19.0 
22.6 
24.0 
17.3 
22.1 
95.6 



* 10 months data - Medical Assistance Program started Sept. 
** Two months data - Medical Assistance for the Aged Program 



1, 1966 

ended Aug. 31, 1966 



11. 



TABLE XI 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

and 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES COMBINED 

CLASSIFIED BY SOURCE OF FUNDS 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1967 





TOTAL 


————————— 

FEDERAL 


STATE 


L0( 


:al 


\jcLTiB— 

gory 


AMOUNT 


Per- 
cent 


AMOUNT 


Per- 
cent 


AMOUNT 


Per- 
cent 


AMOUNT 


Pay. 

cent 


All 
Cate- 
gories 


$283 354 837 


100.0 


$137 280 467 


48.5 


$86 192 115 


30.4 


$59 882 255 


21.1 


OAA 


54 782 802 


100.0 


33 186 943 


60.6 


14. 899 161 


27.2 


6 696 698 


12.2 


MA* 


105 352 410 


100.0 


52 670 842 


50.0 


34 854 547 


33.1 


17 827 021 


16.9 


MAA** 


12 922 435 


100.0 


6 369 714 


49.3 


4 322 202 


33.4 


2 230 519 


17.3 


AFDC 


78 855 725 


100.0 


35 499 243 


45.0 


25 050 767 


31.8 


18 305 715 


23.2 


DA 


18 767 546 


100.0 


9 553 725 


50.9 


4 601 701 


24.5 


4 612 120 


24.6 


GR 

i 


12 673 919 


100.0 






2 463 737 


19.4 


10 210 182 


80.6 



10 months data - Medical Assistance Program started Sept. 1, 1966 
Two months data - Medical Assistance for the Aged ended Aug. 31, 1966 



TABLE XII 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 



12. 



PAYMENTS TO VENDORS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS 
BY CATEGORY klJD TYPE OF CARE 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1967 



Type of 
Care 


All* 
Categories 


! 


1 

H T A 

MA 


i 


GR 




i 




Medicare 
nfldiiftt.IMp 


Medicare 
Cninsnranca 


Other Medical 
Assistance., , 






All Types 


$120 320 931 


%\ 082 817 


$439 36I 


$97 702 4-15 


$1 982 


872 




JO oox ± (J 




t nn one 


31 188 499 


1 319 


762 


UtJIlcX a. J. 


~] n noo coo 


354 o2o 


57 774 


12 094 041 


1 272 


107 


Chronic 


20 891 594 


12 162 


51 521 


19 094 458 


47 


655 . 


Public 

Mori Tna+ 


c nnn son 


803 


3 986 


4 955 747 


5 


018 


Nursing 
Homes 


50 756 617 






42 805 690 


41 


004 


Out- 
patient 


1 849 603 






1 468 399 


68 


422 


Physicians 


3 058 948 






2 392 159 


134 


405 


Dental 
Care 


3 359 695 






2 211 323 


87 


283 


Drugs 


12 211 743 






10 089 041 


237 


478 


Other 
Medical 


4 3 02 255 


715 226 


326 080 


2 591 557 


89 


500 



* Totals in this column include payments made during the months of July and 
August, under the programs 0AA, MAA, AFDC and DA. The other columns in 
this table cover September - June, and therefore their sums do not equal 
the "All categories" total. 



13. 



TABLE XIII 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
SUBDIVISION OF APPEALS 
LOCAL DECISION REVERSED OR UPHELD 

BY CATEGORY 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1967 









Appeal Decision 


Category- 


Total 
Decisions 


Per- 
cent 


Reversed 


Per- 
cent 


Upheld 


Per- 
cent 


All Categories 


2 137 


100.0 


1 146 


53.7 


991 


46.3 


Old Age Assistance 


402 


100.0 


195 


48.5 


207 


51.5 


Medical Assistance 


490 


100.0 


286 


58.4 


204 


41.6 


Aid to Families 
with Dep. Children 


648 


100.0 


360 


55.6 


288 


44*4 


Disability Assistance 


592 


100.0 


305 


51.5 


287 


48.5 


Work Training Program 


5 


100.0 




0.0 


5 


100.0 



14. 



TABLE XIV 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
SUBDIVISION OF APPEALS 
APPEALS RECEIVED, ACTED UPON AND PENDING 
BY CATEGORY 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1967 



Category- 


Pending 
June 30, 
1966 


Received 
July 1, 1966 
through 
June 30, 1967 


Total 

Case 

Load 


Number 

of Appeals 

Acted 

Upon 


Pending 
June 30, 
1967 


All Categories 


383 


2 4-86 


2 869 


2 565 


304 


Old Age Assistance 


105 


423 


533 


478 


55 


Medical Assistance 


59 


558 


617 


541 


76 


Aid to Families 
with Dep. Children 


134 


824 


958 


867 


91 


Disability Assistance 


80 


676 


756 


674 


82 


Work Training Program 


5 




5 


5 






15. 



DIVISION OF PUBLIC AS3ISTAIICE 
31311715111" II r.rrl-'-lS 

appeals PZ3ir.ui j?.::: s:~i?.::rs 

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piscai n_-.?. iidi:*:- r;:z 3:, i : :~ 





Districts 


Total 
Appeals 
















All Districts 


2 486 


429 


550 


~i — - 

eo 


682 







Springfield 


220 


44 


33 


76 


67 







Worcester 


216 


24 


53 


69 


70 







Lawrence 


216 


35 


* 


73 


?2 







Greater Boston 


1 ^22 


276 


325 


473 


343 







3rockton 


138 


12 




49 


37 







Hew Bedford 


274 


38 


43 


85 


ICS 






16 



TABLE XVI 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Expenditures For the Care and Maintenance 
of Children and Administration of the Program 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1967 



Type of Expenditure 


$ 


% 


ALL EXPENDITURES 


13 


876 


942 


100.0 


Care and Maintenance of Children 


9 


175 


113 


66.1 


D/.„viJ 

.board 


7 


422 


777 


53.5 


Clothing 




937 


940 


6.8 


Hospital Care 




365 


430 


2.6 


Doctors and Dentists 




223 


293 


1.6 


Medical Supplies 




57 


182 


0.4 


Other 




168 


491 


1.2 


Tuition and Transportation 




984 


838 


7.1 


Administration* 


3 


716 


993** 


26.8 


Salaries""" 


2 


792 


550 


20.1 


Other * 




924 


441 


6.7 



* Estimate 



** Of this Administration expenditure, $956 369 was paid by- 
Federal Government under the Child Welfare Services Plan. 



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DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 

Applications and Referrals for Care 
FISCAL YEAR 1967 



Applications & Referrals 


Total 


STATUS 




No. of Children 


Dependent 


Ne sleet 


No. of Children 


No. of Children 


On Hand July 1, 1966 


1 $0$ 


1 379 


126 


Added During Year 


$ 173 


h 691 


U82 


Total Available 


6 678 


6 070 


608 


Processed During Year 


h 907 


h h06 


£01 


Accepted 


3 162 


2 787 


375 


Not Accepted 


1 lh$ 


1 619 


126 


Remaining June 30, 1967 


1 771 


1 66U 


107 



TAB IE XIX 



19, 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Investigated 
Who Were Taken Into Care 

FISCAL YEARS 1957 - 1967 





Total 


Taken into Care 




Investigated 


Number 


Percent 


1967 


h 


907 


3 


162 


6h.h 


1966 


k 


765 


3 


07b 


61i.5 


1965 


3 


830 


2 


199 


57.U 


196U 


3 


U7U 


2 


1U2 


61.7 


1963 


3 


163 


1 


838 


58.1 


1962 


2 


5oo 


1 


510 


60.U 


1961 


2 


293 


1 


U67 


6U.0 


I960 


2 


170 


1 


2U6 


57. h 


1959 


2 


279 


1 


2U8 


5U.8 


1958 


1 


987 


1 


09U 


55.1 


1957 


1 


739 




926 


53.2 



TABLE XX 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken Into Care 
by Age at Intake 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1967 



Age 1967 
(Years ) Total 



ALL AGES 3 162 

Under 6 months 771 

6 months to 1 year l£0 

1 to 2 years 213 

2 to 3 years 183 

3 to k years 180 
k to 5 years 153 

5 to 6 years l$h 

6 to 7 years lUl 

7 to 8 years Ihh 

8 to 9 years 136 

9 to 10 years 131 

10 to 11 years 123 

11 to 12 years 101 

12 to 13 years 109 

13 to 1U years 97 
111 to 15 years 10k 

15 to 16 years 99 

16 to 17 years 62 

17 to 18 years 55 

18 to 19 years 28 

19 to 20 years 13 
Over 20 years 9 
N, R. 6 



. .. .. .- 



23. 



TABLE XH 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken into Care 
by Religion and Sex 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING June 30, 1967 





N 


UMBER 


P E R C 


E N T 




Religion 


Total 


Male 


Female 


Total 


Male 


Female 


All Religions 


3 162 


1 66U 


1 U98 


100.0 


52.6 


U7.U 


Catholic 


1 9h9 


1 053 


896 


61.6 


33.3 


28.3 


Protestant 


1 1U6 


583 


563 


36.3 


18.U 


17.9 


Jewish 


25 


16 


9 


0.8 


0.5 


0.3 


Other 


U2 


12 


30 


1.3 


o.U 


0.9 



TABLE XXII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Taken into Care 
by Status 

FISCAL YEARS Ending June 30, 1967 and 1966 



Status 


1967 


1966 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


3 162 


100.0 


3 Olh 


100.0 . 


Neglect 


375 


11.9 


U68 


15.2 


Terrroo rary 


283 


9.0 


325 


10.6 


Permanent 


92 


2.9 




k.6 


Den endent 


2 787 


88.1 


2 606 


8U.8 


Intrastate 


2 766 


87.5 


2 556 


83.2 


Out of State 


21 


.6 


50 


1.6 



23. 

TAB IE XXIII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 



Child Placement 



Ages of Children Under Care 
by Years Under Care on 
June 30, 1967 







YEAR* 


3 U N D E 


R CARE 




1 






Under 


mos*'- 








Age 


TOTAL 


mos. 


1 year 


1 thru h 


5 thru 9 


10 and over 


ALL AGES 


9 hhO 


1 307 


1 267 


h 700 


1 hhS 


718 


Under o mos. 


300 


300 










6 mos. - 1 yr. 


37U 


76 


298 








1 to 2 years 


782 


91 


13U 


557 






2 to 3 years 


556 


Ih 


78 


hOh 






3 to h years 


5oo 


58 


72 


370 






k to 5 years 


hhh 


62 


73 


309 






^ to o years 


506 


6b 


65 


331 


h6 




6 to 7 years 


510 


6U 


6U 


312 


70 




i TjO o years 


hill 




Uo 


2oU 


78 




8 to 9 years 


U97 


5U 


U7 


29U 


102 




9 to 10 years 


U89 


60 


U9 


260 


120 




10 to 11 years 


510 


56 


U5 


269 


130 


. 10 


11 to 12 years 


U72 


U3 


57 


209 


130 


- 33 


12 to 13 years 


U66 


53 


3k 


222 


111 


U6 


13 to lU years 


U55 


U2 


ho 


181 


130 


62 


lU to 15 years 


hhh 


U6 


ho 


168 


115 


75 


15 to 16 years 


hh6 


35 


U3 


156 


107 


105 


16 to 17 years 


U30 


28 


38 


156 


109 


99 


17 to 18 years 


3U2 


21 


2h 


102 


90 


105 


18 to 19 years 


263 


10 


lh 


83 


59 


97 


19 to 20 years 


1U3 


8 


3 


33 


35 


6U 


20 and over 


65 


2 


1 


2h 


16 


22 


N. R. 


5 


5 











NOTE: 1967 1966 1965 196U 1963 1962 1961 



Median age of children under 
care, years 8.6 8.6 9.h 9.7 10,0 10.5 10.6 

Median length of time under 
care, years 2.8 2.8 3.1 3.1 3.3 .'3.6 3.6 



TAB IE XXIV 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Under Care 
by Status 

On June 30, 1967 and June 30, 1966 



Status 


1967 


1966 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


TOTAL 


9 hhO 


100.0 


8 261 


100,0 


Neglect 


2 731 


28.9 


' 2 718 


32.9 


Temporary 


£90 


6.2 


U67 


5.7 


Permanent 


2 mi 


22.7 


2 251 


27.2 


Dependent 


6 709 


71.1 


$ $h3 


67.1 


Intrastate 


6 638 


70.3 


5 U62 


66.1 


Out of State 


71 


.8 


81 


1.0 



TABLE XXV 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Location of Children by Terms of Care 

June 30, 196? 



1 




BOARDING 


TERMS 






Location 


Total 
Children 


Board.. 
Clothing or Both 


Free 


Other 




.All Locations 

1 


9 hhO 


6 880 


2 k^6 


10) i 




Temporary Home 


52 


52 








Adoption Home 


582 


9 


\ 571 


2 




Foster Home 


5 561 


5 503 


37 


21 




Non-Medical Inst. 


1 2U0 


1 207 


29 


| 




Medical Inst. 


55 


3h 


19 


2 




With Parent 


l U5o 


5 


1 U32 


13 




With Relative 


3U5 


27 


305 


13 




Elsewhere 


155 


U3 


63 


U9 





TAB IE XXVI 



DI VISION OF CHIID GUARDIANSHIP 
CHILD PLACEMENT 
SIZE OF FAMILIES IN CARE 
JUNE 30, 1967 



Number of Children 

in ufie ramny in 

Care on June 30, 1967* 


iNumuer 01 
Cases 


i" 

rjumoer 01 
Children 


1 


3 3?2 


3 352 


2 


827 


1 6&. 


3 


U78 


1 U3U 


U 


276 


1 10U 


i 5 


153 


765 


6 


88 


528 


7 


39 


273 


8 


26 


208 


9 


8 


72 


10 


5 


E 50 



-"- Not necessarily the total number of children in the 
family but the total number who are in ECG care. 



TAB IE XXVII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Reasons for Discharge of Children 
Fiscal Years 1963 - 1967 







Number 


of Children 


1 
1 


Reason for Discharge 


196? 


1966 






1963 


ALL REASONS 


-1.983 


.1 969 


± oyy 




1 h2h 


To Parent (a) 


1 0^3 


910 


787 


692 


561 


To Court (b) 


86 


138 


102 


11+3 


202 


AdoDted 


)if))i 


|,1Q 


380 


382 




Self -Supporting 


128 


153 


1U9 


125 


160 


To Relative (c) 


81 


108 


105 


112 


62 


To Armed Forces 


56 


56 


36 


51 


59 


MflfTT <=> d 

A lul X J-O V4. 


no 


hi 


33 


3U 


40 


To Schools for Mentally Defective 


8 


6 


7 


13 


5 


Out of State 


h 


7 


12 


9 


7 


Became of Age 


19 


U5 


33 


13 


18 


Died 


36 


20 


29 


11 


5 


Whereabouts Unknown 


25 


29 


10 


10 


11 


To State Hospitals 


1 


1 


2 


1 


3 


To Foster Parent 




1 





1 


h 


Other 

1 

i 




35 


lh 


23 


8 


(a) To Parent on AFDC 


217 


187 


199 


220 


136 


not on AFDC 


836 


723 


588 


1x12 


U25 


(b) Court to Parent and Relative 


25 


97 


U7 


101 


ia5 


to Youth Service Board 


59 


U 


55 


38 


55 


to Other 


2 






h 


2 


(c) To Relative on AFDC 


20 


33 


20 


22 


21 


not on AFDC 


6U 


75 


85 


90 





26, 



TAB IE XXVIII 

DIVISION OF CHIID GUARDIANSHIP 
REPORTS RECEIVED OF ABUSED CHILDREN * SECTION 39A 
FISCAL YEARS 1965, 1966 and 1967 





1967 


i 

19 oo 


— F 

1965 


Under investigation start of fiscal year 


37 


U5 




Section 39A Notices reported 


122 


136 


101 


Active during year 


159 


181 


101 


Investigations completed 


116 


Ihh 


56 


No further action indicated 


12 


28 


1$ 


Accepted for care or service 


10U 


116 


hi 


Neglect status 


h 


9 


6 


Dependent status 


100 


107 


35 


Under investigation end of fiscal year 


m 


37 


\6 



•^-Program became operative September 15, 196U 



29. 



TAB IE XXIX 

DIVISION OF CHIID GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Home finding Investigations 
Fiscal Years 1957 - 1967 







INVESTIC 


NATIONS 








C ompleted 


Approved 


Percent 
Approved 


Dis approved 


Withdrawn 


1967 


2 5U8 


1 171* 


1*6.0 


2l*8 


1 126 


1966 


2 351 


1 128 


1*8.0 


297 


926 


1965 


2 078 


91*2 


U5.3 


316 


820 


196U 


2 6U8 


935 


35.3 


1*22 


1 291 


1963 


2 300 


78U 


3U.1 


367 


1 11*9 


1962 


1 651 


568 


3U.U 


190 


893 


1961 


1 707 


565 


33.1 


279 


863 


I960 


1 822 


533 


29.3 


215 


1 071* 


1959 


1 71k 


^36 


31.3 


173 


1 005 


1958 


1 971* 


523 


26.5 


171 


1 280 


1957 


2 081 


1*28 


20.6 


275 


1 378 



TABLE XXX 



30 o 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Applications Received and Service Given 
to Unwed Mothers (Sect. 23B ) 

Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1967 





1967 


Applications pending 7/1/66 





Applications received 


11 


Applications closed 


8 


Accepted for service 


6 


Not accepted for service 


2 


Applications pending 6/30/67 


3 


Receiving service 7/1/66 





Accepted for service 


6 


Service completed 


1 


Receiving service 6/3O/67 


5 



- 31 - 



TABLE XXXI 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Independent Adoptions Section 

Number of Families and Children Included 
in Independent Adoption Cases 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1967 



Non-Agency Petitions 


Families 


Children 


(Number ) 


(Number ) 


On hand July 1, 1966 


323* 


362* 


Received during the year 


630 


760 


Yearly total to be investigated 


953 


1 122 


Closed during the year 


678 


792 


Investigated and Reported 


553 


652 


Withdrawn or Rejected 


125 


1A0 


Remaining June 30, 1967 


275 




330 



* Includes Petitions and other allied Investigations 



TABLE XXXII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Adoption Placement Unit 
Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1967 



Referrals on hand July 1, 1966 




693 


Assigned 


600 




Unas signed 


93 




Received during the year 




676 


On hand during year 




1 369 


Disposed of during year 




638 


Accepted 


443 




W ithdr awn 


195 




Referrals on hand June 30, 1967 




731 


Assigned 


692 




Unas signed 


39 





33 



TAB IE XXXIII 



DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 



Children Receiving Primary Casework Services 
From Public and Private Licensed Foster Care 
Agencies By Location 



June 30, 1967 



Locations 


All Agencies 


Public 


Private 


ALL LOCATIONS 


18 88p 


11 211 


7 669 


Parents 


7 076 


2 $09 


U £67* 


Relatives 


610 


SS7 


£3 


Foster Homes 


6 321 


$ 717 


60h 


Adoptive Homes 


2 17U 


£82 


1 592 


Non-Medical Institutions 


l 8U5 


1 297 


5U8 


Medical Institutions 


138 


109 


29 


Elsewhere 

u 


716 


Uho 


276 



-* The figures include 2 988 children receiving 
protective services in the homes of parents 



'Public Uie/fare; 




Annual 




Report 



Bureau of ffe^ea^ch ^ ^tati^tic^ 

Febr'uar^, 



state mm of ibsWW? 

WAV 8 1969 : 'i 

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 



*3 



LIST OF TABLES 



Table Page 

A. DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

Table I Total Yearly Payments, Average Monthly Payments, and 
Average Monthly Caseload by Category of Assistance, 
Fiscal Years 196? - 1968 .,1 

Table II Assistance Payments by Category by District, Fiscal 

Year 1968 2 

Table III Participation in Total Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 196U - 1968 3 

Table IV Participation in Old Age Assistance payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 196U - 1968 .....it 

Table V Participation in Medical Assistance for the Aged, Payments 

by Levels of Government, Fiscal Years 196U - 1967. 5 

Table VI Participation in Medical Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 1967 - 1968. 6 

Table VII Participation in Aid to Dependent Children Payments by 

Levels of Government, Fiscal Years 196U - 1968 . 7 

Table VIII Participation in Disability Assistance Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 196U - 1968.... ..8 

.Table IX Participation in General Relief Payments by Levels of 

Government, Fiscal Years 196U - 1968. ...9 

Table X Administrative Expenses for Public Assistance, Classified 
by Spending Office and by Source of Funds, Fiscal Year 
ending June 30, 1968.. * .10 

Table XI Participation in Assistance Payments and Administrative 
Expenses Combined, Classified by Source of Funds, Fiscal 
Year ending June 30, 1968 „ 11 

Table XII Payments to Vendors for Medical Care of Assistance 

Recipients, by Category of Assistance and Type of Care, 

Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1968 .12 

Table XIII Appeal Decisions Approved or Denied, by Category of 

Assistance, Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1968 13 

Table XIV Appeals Received, Acted Upon, and Pending, by Category of 

Assistance, Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1968..... .lU 

Table XV Appeals Received from Districts, by Category of Assistance, 

Fiscal Year ending June 30, 1968 1$ 



LIST OF TABLES 

Table Page 

B. DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Table XVI Expenditures for the Care and Maintenance of Children and 

Administration of the Program, Fiscal Year 1968 • 16 

Table XVII Caseload, Intake, Transfers and Discharges, by District, 

Fiscal Year 1968 17 

Table XVIII Applications and Referrals for Care by Status, 

Fiscal Year 1968 18 

Table XIX Number and Percent of Children Investigated who were 

taken into Care, Fiscal Years 1958 - 1968 19 

Table XX Number of Children taken into Care by Age at Intake* 

Fiscal Year 1968 20 

Table XXI Number of Children taken into Care by Religion and Sex, 

Fiscal Year 1968 21 

Table XXII Number and Percent of Children taken into Care by Status, 

Fiscal Years 1967 - 1968 22 

Table XXIII Ages of Children under Care by Years under Care, 

June 30, 1968 23 

Table XXIV Number and Percent of Children under Care by Status on 

June 30, 1967 and June 30, 1968 2k 

Table XXV Location of Children by Terms of Care, June 30, 1968 25 

Table XXVI Size of Families in Care, June 30, 1968 26 

Table XXVII Reasons for Discharge of Children, Fiscal Years 196U - 1968 27 

Table XXVIII Reports Received of Abused Children, Fiscal Years 1965 - 1968 28 

Table XXIX Homefinding Investigations, Fiscal Years 1958 - 1968 29 

Table XXX Applications Received and Service Given to Unwed Mothers, 

Fiscal Year 1967 - 1968 30 

Table XXXI Number of Families and Children included in Independent 

Adoption Cases, Fiscal Year 1968 ...31 

Table XXXII Referrals to Adoption Placement Unit for Adoption Consideration, 

Fiscal Year 1968 .32 

Table XXXIII Children Receiving Primary Case Work Services from Public 
and Private Agencies by Location of Children on 

June 30, 1968 33 



7 



1. 



TABLE I 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS, AVj 1 AGE MONTHLY PAYMENTS, 
AND AVERAGE MONTHLY CASELOAD 

Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 1967 and 1968 



Category 


1968 


1967 


! 

Percentage Change 








Payments 




111 Categories 






$358 817 331 


$258 681 901 


+ 38.7 


Did Age Assistance 






47 636 549 


50 061 575^/ 


- 4.8 


Medical Assistance 






189 918 779 


100 385 854* 


+ 89.2 


Medical Assistance for the Aged 




12 305 802** 




U.d to Families with Dep. Children 


91 674 748 


69 409 35Q1/ 


+ 32.1 


Disability Assistance 






15 850 142 


16 092 2801/ 


- 1.5 


General Relief 






13 737 113 


10 427 040 


+ 31.7 








Average Monthly Payment 




Old Age Assistance 






$ 81.25 


$ 80.751/ 


+ n 6 


Medical Assistance 






77.60 


92.65* 


- 16.2 


Medical Assistance for 


the 


Aged 




200.90** 




Aid to Families with Dep. 


Children 


206.63 


194.581/ 


+ 6.2 


Disability Assistance 






92.94 


100.841/ 


- 7.8 


General Relief 






109.27 


102.80 


+ 6.3 








Average Monthly Caseload 


I 

\ 

■ 


Old Age Assistance 






48 855 


49 583 


- 1.5 


Medical Assistance 






203 954 


108 346* 


+ 88.2 


Medical Assistance for 


the 


Aged 




30 627** 




Aid to Families with D 


sp. 


Children 


36 972 


29 725 


+ 24.4 


Disability Assistance 






14 211 


13 299 


+ 6.9 


General Relief 






10 476 


8 452 


+ 23.9 



* 10 months data - Ledical Assistance Program started September 1, 1966 

** Two months data - Medical Assistance for the Aged ended August 31, 1966 

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TABLE III 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

ALL CATEGORIES COMBINED FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, l%h - 1968 

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENT S 



Government 
Level 


1968 


1967 


1966 


1965 


196U 


AMOUNT 


Total 


$358 817 331 


$258 681 901 


$222 3h2 038 


$202 312 310 


$185 92U 089 


Federal 


169 003 58U 


12U 256 098 


100 69U 5U9 


91 699 006 


85 725 051. 


State 


116 116 395 


82 589 259 


7h 3hO 028 


66 963 7U2 


60 0^2 056 


Local 


73 697 352 


51 836 5UU 


U7 307 U6l 


U3 6U9 562 


ho 1U6 982 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


1 

100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


U7.1 


U8.1 


1*5.3 


U5.3 


I16.I 


State 


32. h 


31.9 


33.U 


33.1 


32.3 


Local 


20.5 


20.0 


21.3 


21.6 


21.6 



Two months data - Medical Assistance for the Aged Program ended Aug. 31* 1966 
Ten months data - Medical Assistance Program opened Sept.l, 1966 



TABLE IV 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1961; - 1968 



Government 
Level 


1968 


1967 


1966 


1965 


196U 




AMOUNT 




Total 


$U7 636 5U9 


$50 061 575 


$57 U78 058 


$57 962 109 


$59 Oh9 737 




Federal 


29 212 150 


30 U78 220 


33 097 095 


33 6hh 6U6 


35 130 9U2 




State 


12 826 379 


13 708 3U7 


17 066 111* 


17 022 225 


16 819 353 




Local 


5 U97 020 


5 875 008 


7 31U Oh9 


7 295 238 


7 099 UU2 




PERCENT 




rotal 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 




Federal 


61.5 


60.9 


57.6 


58.0 


59.5 




State 


26.9 


27.U 


29.7 


29.U 


28.5 




: Local 


11,6 

i 


11.7 

i 


12.7 

i — 


12.6 


12.0 





TABLE V 

DIVISION OF PU ILIC ASSISTANCE 
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE AGED* 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LCCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1964 - 1967 



Government 
Level 


1967 


1966 


1965 


1964 






A M U 


N T 




Total 


$12 305 802 


$69 429 256 




$58 394 652 


$50 105 913 | 


Federal 


6 052 865 


34 084 161 




28 555 030 


24 416 230 


State 


4 168 625 


23 563 397 




19 893 081 


17 126 456 


Local 


2 084 312 


11 781 698 




9 946 541 


8 563 227 ! 

j 






PERCE 


N 


T 




Total 


100.0 


100.0 




100.0 


100.0 ' 


Federal 


49.2 


49.1 




48.9 


48.7 i 


State 


33.9 


33.9 




34.1 


34.2 


Local 


16.9 


17.0 




17.0 


17.1 

i 

i 

1 



* Program ended August 31* 1966; 1967 figures represent two months data 



tabu; vi 

division of public assistance 

medical assistance* 

federal, state and local participation in assistance 

payments 

fiscal years ending june 30, 1967 - 1968 



Government 
Level 


1968 


1967 


AMOUNT 


Total 


$189 918 779 


$100 385 854 


Federal 


94 751 380 


50 155 075 


State 


66 197 947 


35 121 357 


Local 


28 969 452 


15 109 422 


PERCENT 


Total 


1C0.0 


100.0 


Federal 


49.9 


50.0 


State 


34.9 


35.0 


Local 


15.2 


15.0 



* Program opened September 1, 1966; 1967 figures 
represent 10 months data 



7- 



TAB IE VII 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 196U - 1968 



Government 
Level 


"■ "■ ■ -- 

1968 


1967 


1966 


1965 


196U 


AMOUNT 


Total 


$91 67U 7U8 


$69 U09 350 


f P 60 902 016 


S5U 23h Ilk 


$U7 58h 601 


Federal 


36 U12 35U 


29 590 638 


25 80h 551 


22 653 6U8 


20 100 5lU 


State 


30 558 2U8 


23 136 kk9 


20 300 671 


18 078 238 


15 861 53U 


Local 


2k 7 OU lh6 


16 682 263 


Hi 796 19k 


13 502 828 


11 622 553 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


39.7 


U2.7 


U2.U 


Ul.8 


U2.3 


State 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


33.3 


Local 


27.0 


2h.O 

_ _ 


2U.3 


2U.9 


2h.h 



8. 



TABLE VIII 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
DISABILITY ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 196U - 1968 



Government 
Level 


1968 


1967 


1966 


1965 


196U 


AMOUNT 


Total 


$15 850 1U2 


$16 092 280 


$2$ 326 567 


$22 099 U52 


$18 810 171 


Federal 


8 526 700 


7 979 300 


7 707 9U2 


6 Qh$ 682 


6 077 365 


State 


3 360 905 


h 089 908 


11 286 983 


9 728 907 


8 030 26h 


Local 


•3 962 537 


U 023 072 


6 331 6h2 


5 52U 863 


h 702 5U2 


PERCENT 


Total 


100.0 


100,0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


Federal 


53.8 


U9.6 


30.U 


31.0 


32.3 


State 


21.2 


25. h 


hk.6 


hk.O 


U2.7 


Local 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 


25.0 



9. 



TABLE IX 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
GENERAL RELIEF 
STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 
FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 1964 - 1968 



Government 
Level 


1968 


1967 


1966 


1965 


i — 

1964 


AMOUNT 


Total 


$13 737 113 


$10 427 040 


$9 206 141 


$9 621 383 


$10 373 667 


State 


3 172 916 


2 364 573 


2 122 863 


2 241 291 


2 214 449 


Local 


10 564 197 


8 062 467 


7 083 278 


7 380 092 


8 159 218 






P 


E R C E N T 






Total 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


100.0 


State 


23.1 


22.7 


23.1 


23.3 


21.3 


Local 


76.9 


77.3 


76.9 


76.7 


78.7 



10. 



TABLE X 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1968 



A. CLASSIFIED BY SPENDING OFFICE 



Category 


TOTAL 


STATE 


PF1CE 


IOCAL OFFICE 




Amount 


Percent 


Amount 


Percent 


Amount 


Percent 


All Categories 


$28 802 300 


100.0 


$2 373 900 


8.2 


$26 428 400 


91.8 


Old Age Assistance 


4 318 300 


100.0 


422 700 


9.8 


3 895 600 


90.2 


Medical Assistance 


7 269 900 


100.0 


922 800 


12.7 


6 % 7 100 


87.3 


Aid to Families 
with Dep. Children 


11 616 500 


100.0 


644 000 


5.5 


10 972 500 


94.5 


Disability Assistance 


2 859 400 


100.0 


314 700 


11.0 


2 544 700 


89.0 


General Relief 


2 738 200 


100.0 


69 700 


2.5 


2 668 500 


97.5 



A 

%. CLASSIFIED BY SOURCE 


OF FUNDS 


\ 












Total 


Federal 


State 


Local 


Category 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


Amount 


Per- 
cent 


ALL 

CATEGORIES 


$28 802 300 


100.0 


$14 993 300 


52.1 


$6 017 600 


20.9 


$7 791 400 


27.0 


OAA 


4 318 300 


100.0 


2 419 400 


56.0 


1 048 300 


24.3 


850 600 


19.7 


MA 


7 269 900 


100.0 


3 652 000 


50.2 


2 004 400 


27.6 


1 613 500 


22.2 


AFDC 


11 616 500 


100.0 


7 268 800 


62.6 


2 314 000 


19.9 


2 033 700 


17.5 


DA 


2 859 400 


100.0 


1 653 100 


57.8 


570 00 


19.9 


636 300 


22.3 


GR 


2 738 200 


100.0 






80 900 


3.0 


2 657 300 


97.0 



11, 



TABLE XI 
DIVISION CF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS 

and 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES COMBINED 
CLASSIFIED BY SOURCE OF FUNDS 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1968 





TOTAL 


FEDERAL 


STATE 


LOCAL 


Cate- 
gory- 


AMOUNT 


Per- 
cent 


AMOUNT 


Per- 
cent 


AMOUNT 


Per- 
cent 


AMOUNT . 


Per- 
cent 


All 
Cate- 
gories 


$387 619 631 


100.0 


$183 996 88U 


U7.5 


1122 133 995 


31.5 


$81 U88 752 


21.0 


OAA 


51 951 8U9 


100.0 


31 732 550 


6l.li 


13 87U 679 


26.7 


6 3U7 620 


12.2 


MA 


197 188 679 


100.0 


98 U03 380 


U9.9 


68 202 3U7 


31*. 6 


30 532 952 


15.5 


AFEC 


103 291 2U8 


100.0 


U3 681 15U 


U2.3 


32 872 2U8 


31.8 


26 737 8U6 


25.9 


DA 


18 709 5U2 


100.0 


10 179 800 


5U.U 


3 930 905 


21.0 


k 598 837 


2U.6 


GR 


16 U75 313 

i 


100.0 






3 253 816 


19.7 


13 221 U97 


80.3 



12. 



TABLE XII 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

PAYMENTS TO VENDORS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS 
BY CATEGORY AND TYPE OF CARE 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1968 



Type of 
Care 


All 
Categories 


MEDICAL ASSISTAN 


CE 


GENERAL 
RELIEF 










Medicare 
Deductible 


Medicare 
Coinsurance 


Other Medical 
Assistance 




All Types 


$197 


889 


136 


$2 325 736 


$2 016 


898 


$190 


262 


485 


$3 284 017 


Hospital 


65 


129 


154 


703 600 


334 


801 


62 


226 


585 


1 864 168 




34 


375 


441 


690 534 


254 


393 


31 


614 


825 


1 81 5 689 


nViyoiri <•» 


30 


753 


713 


13 066 


80 


408 




UJL-L 


7 AO 




Public 
Med. Inst. . 


6 


605 


374 


9 413 


16 


946 


6 


566 


432 


12 583 


Nursing 
Homes 


61 


697 


688 




390 


925 


61 


270 


900 


35 863 


Out- 
Patient 


6 


163 


991 


140 458 


77 


424 


5 


798 


189 


147 920 


Physicians 


15 


683 


804 


1 221 372 


965 


189 


13 


149 


416 


347 827 


Dental 
3are 


16 


886 


952 








16 


622 


013 


264 939 


Drugs 


17 


152 


894 






16 


732 


026 


420 868 


Dther 
Medical 


8 


569 


279 


250 893 


231 

1 


613 


7 


896 


924 


189 849 



13 



TABLE XIII 

DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 

SUBDIVISION OF APPEALS 

LOCAL DECISION REVERSED OR UPHELD 
BY CATEGORY 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1968 









Appeal Decision 


Category- 


Total 
Decisions 


Percent 


Reversed 


Percent 


Upheld 


Percent 


All Categories 


2 866 


100.0 


1 024 


35.7 


1 842 


64.3 


Old Age Assistance 


304 


100.0 


57 


18.8 


247 


81.2 


Medical Assistance 


1 487 


100.0 


532 


35.8 


955 


64.2 


Aid to Families 
with Dep. Children 


562 


100.0 


230 


40.9 


332 


59.1 


Disability Assistance 


509 


100.0 


203 


39.9 


306 


60.1 


Work Training Program 


4 


100.0 

, 


2 


50.0 


2 

_______ 


50.0 



TABLE XIV 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
SUBDIVISION OF APPEALS 
APPEALS RECEIVED, ACTED UPON AND PENDING 
BY CATEGORY 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1968 



Category- 


Pending 
June 30, 
1967 


Received 
July 1, 1967 
through 
June 30, 1968 


Total 

Case 

Load 


Number of 
Appeals 
Acted 
Upon 


Pending 
June 30, 
1968 


All Categories 


395 


3 536 


3 931 


3 U00 


531 


Old Age Assistance 


55 


367 


U22 




77 


Medical Assistance 


91 


1 759 


1 850 


1 728 


122 


Aid to Families 
with Dep. Children 


130 


703 


833 


IhO 


93 


Disability Assistance 


119 


701 


820 


581 


239 


Work ^raining Program 




6 


6 

i 


6 




i 



15. 



TAB IE XV 
DIVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 
SUBDIVISION OF APPEALS 
APPEALS RECEIVED FROM DISTRICTS 
BY CATEGORY 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1968 



Districts 


Total 
Appeals 


CATEGORY 


OAA 


MA 


AFEC 


DA 


WTP 


All Districts 


3 536 


367 


1 759 


703 


701 


6 


Springfield 


U38 


53 


216 


97 


70 


2 


Worcester 


3U8 


20 


168 


89 


71 




Lawrence 


365 


27 


210 


62 


66 




Greater Boston 


1 735 


209 




323 


355 


h 


Brockton 


275 


25 


155 


60 


35 




New Bedford 


375 


33 

,._ , 


166 


72 


10ii 





16 



TABLE XVI 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Expenditures for the Care and Maintenance 
of Children and Administration of the Program 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1963 



TvDe of Exoenditure 


$ 


I 


ALL EXPENDITURES 


$16 


950 


100 


100.0 


Care and Maintenance of Children 


11 


648 


246 


68.7 


Board 


9 


659 


317 


57.0 


Clothing 




987 


025 


5.8 


Hospital Care 




455 


893 


2.7 


Doctors and Dentists 




258 


372 


1.5 


Medical .Supplies 




57 


990 


0,3 


Other 




229 


649 


1.4 


Tuition and Transportation 


1 


170 


186 


6.9 


Administration* 


4 


131 


668** 


24.4 


Salaries* 


3 


072 


331 


18.1 


Other* 


1 


059 


337 


6,3 



* Estimate 



** Of this Administration expenditure, $1 009 625 was paid by- 
Federal Government under the Child Welfare Service Plan, 



17. 



TABLE XVII 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Caseload, Intake, Transfers and Discharges, by District 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1968 





Caseload 
June 30, 
1967 ' 


INTAKE 


Under 
Care 
During 
Year* 


DISCHARGES 


• 

Caseload 
June 30, 
1968 


Taken 

into 

care 


Trans- 
ferred 
to 


Dis- 
charged 
from 
care 


Trans- 
ferred 
from 


ALL DISTRICTS 


9 1*1*0 


3 55U 




12 


991* 


2 551 




10 UU3 


Springfield 


1 11*3 


1*35 


27 


1 


605 


270 


99 


1 236 


Worcester 


1 26U 


612 


U5 


1 


921 


1*26 


181* 


1 311 


Lawrence 


1 01*7 


289 


35 


1 


371 


228 


92 


1 051 


Boston 


3 501 


1 1*82 


127 


5 


110 


680 


371 


1* 059 


Brockton 


876 


1*36 


31 


l 


31*3 


190 


161* 


989 


New Bedford 


681 


295 


1*6 


l 


022 


20l* 


11*1 


677 


Adopt. PI. Unit 


581 


5 


566 


l 


152 


552 


5 


595 


Spec. Serv. Unit 


3U7 





306 




653 


l 


127 


525 



* State total under care does not equal sum of Districts, due to transfers 



} 



18. 



TABLE XVIII 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Applications and Referrals for Care 
Fiscal Year 1968 



Applications & Referrals 


Total 


j 

STATUS 




No of Children 


Dependent 


Neglect 


No. of Children 


No. of Children 


On Hand July 1, 1967 


1 771 


1 664 


107 


Added During -Year 


5 386 


4 826 


560 


Total Available 


7 157 


6 490 


667 


Processed During Year 


5 773 


5 214 


559 


Accepted 


3 554 


3 176 


378 


Not Accepted 


2 219 


2 038 


181 


Remaining June 30, 1968 


1 384 


1 276 


108 



19. 



TABLE XIX 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 

Number and Percent of Children Investigated 
Who Were Taken Into Care 
Fiscal Years 1958 - 1968 



Year 




Total 

Investigated 


Taken into Care 


Number 




1968 


5 


773 


3 


55U 


61.6 


1967 


k 


907 


3 


162 


6I4.U 


1966 


k 


765 


3 


07U 


6U.5 


1965 


3 


830 


2 


199 


57. h 


196U 


3 


hlh 


2 


31*2 


61.7 


1963 


3 


163 


1 


838 


58.1 


1962 


2 


500 


1 


510 


60. k 


1961 


2 


293 


1 


U67 


6U.0 


I960 


2 


170 


1 


2U6 


57. h 


1959 


2 


279 


1 


2U8 


5h.8 


1958 


1 

1 


987 


1 


09U 


55.1 



.. .. 



I 



TABLE XX 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken Into Care 

by Age at Intake 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1968 



Age 2968 
(Years ) Total 



ALL AGES 3 554 

Under 6 months 814 

6 months to 1 year 192 

1 to 2 years 249 

2 to 3 years 199 

3 to 4 years . , . , » 188 

4 to 5 years 167 

5 to 6 years 162 

6 to 7 years 169 

7 to 8 years 132 

8 to 9 years 166 

9 to 10 years 126 

10 to 11 years 131 

11 to 12 years 129 

12 to 13 years 121 

13 to 14 years 135 

14 to 15 years 141 

15 to 16 years 135 

16 to 17 years 78 

17 to 18 years 52 

18 to 19 years 20 

19 to 20 years 18 

Over 20 years 16 

N. R 14 



21. 



TABLE XXI 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number of Children Taken into Care 
by Religion and Sex 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1968 



Religion 


NUMBER 


P E R C 


E N T 




Total 


1 Male 


Female 


Total 


Male 


Female 


All Religions 


3 55H 


! 1 936 | 

i I 


1 618 


100.0 


5U.5 


1*5.5 ' 


Catholic 


2 315 


| 1 301 ! 


1 01U 


65.1 


36.6 


28.5 


Protestant 


1 135 


585 | 


550 


31.9 


16. a 


15.5 


Jewish 


30 


20 | 


10 


0.9 


0.6 


0.3 


Other 


7U 


30 | 


hh 


2.1 


0.9 


1.2 



22. 



TABLE XXII 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number and Percent of Children Taken into Care 
by Status 

Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 1968 and 1967 



Status 


1968 


1967 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


Total 


3 ssa 


100.0 


3 162 


100.0 


Neglect 


378 


10,6 


375 


11.9 


Temporary- 


275 


7.7 


283 


9.0 


Permanent 


103 


2.9 


92 


2.9 


Dependent 


3 176 


89.U 


2 787 


88.1 


Intrastate 


3 160 


88.9 


2 766 


87.5 


Out of State 


16 

i 


.5 


21 


.6 



J 



23. 



TABLE XXIII 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Child Placement 
Ages of Children Under Care 
by Years Under Care on 
June 30, 1968 







YEAR 


S UNDER CARE 








Under 


6 mos.- 








Age 


TOTAL 


6 mos 


1 vear 


1 thru h 


5 thru 9 


10 and over 


ALL AGES 


10 UU3 


1 U08 


1 337 


5 286 


1 668 


7UU 


Under 6 mos. 


35U 


35U 










6 mos ♦ - 1 yr • 


392 


86 


306 








1 to 2 years 


703 


85 


101 


517 






2 to 3 years 


6U6 


89 


8U 


U73 






3 to U years 


Shi 


77 


71 


399 






h to 5 years 


539 


61 


77 


hoi 






5 to 6 years 


U87 


67 


58 


316 


U6 




6 to 7 years 


558 


67 


61 


338 


92 




7 to 8 years 


5U7 


56 


58 


322 


111 




8 to 9 years 


U95 


U6 


59 


269 


121 




9 to 10 years 


569 


57 


6h 


30h 


lWi 




10 to 11 years 


553 


53 


57 


280 


158 


5 


11 to 12 years 


561 


56 


U8 


286 


1U5 


26 


12 to 13 years 


513 


h9 


hi 


231 


Hil 


U5 


13 to 1U years 


528 


hi 


59 


233 


130 


59 


LU to 15 years 


523 


50 


U7 


207 


136 


83 


15 to 16 years 


U98 


U7 


52 


19h 


110 


95 


16 to 17 years 


1*71 


3h 


35 


183 


98 


121 


17 to 18 years 


U07 


12 


27 


166 


100 


102 


18 to 19 years 


272 


3 


12 


85 


69 


103 


19 to 20 years 


161 


2 


6 


h9 


ill 


63 


20 and over 


105 


5 


h 


28 


26 


h2 


N. R. 


1U 

i 
j 
i 


5 


h 


5 




- - - 



WUillj: 1968 1967 1966 1965 196U 1963 1962 

Median age of children under 

care, years 8.9 8.6 8.6 9.U 9.7 10.0 10„5 



Median length of time under 

care , years 2.9 2.8 2.8 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.6 



I 



2U. 



TABLE XXIV 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Number and Percent of Children Under Care 
by Status 
On June 30, 1968 and June 30, 1967 



Status 


1968 


1967 


Number 


Percent 


Number 


Percent 


TOTAL 


10 hh3 


100.0 


9 hhO 


100.0 


Neglect 


2 799 


26.8 


2 731 


28.9 


Temporary 


711 


6.8 


590 


6.2 


Permanent 


2 088 


20.0 


2 1U1 


22.7 


Dependent 


7 6hk 


73.2 


6 709 


71.1 


Intrastate 


7 595 


72.7 


6 638 


70.3 


Out of State 


1*9 




71 


.8 



25. 



TAB IE XXV 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Location of Children by Terms of C a re 
June 30, 1968 



Location 




B A R D I 


N G TERMS 




Total 
Children 


Board 
Clothing 
or Both 


Free 


Other 


All Locations 


10 hhl 


7 283 


2 981 


179 


Temporary Home 


33 


33 






Adoption Home 


600 


5 


592 


3 


Foster Home 


5 880 


5 812 


U3 


25 


Non-Medical Inst, 


1 336 


1 301 


33 


2 


Medical Inst. 


7U 


Uo 


31 


3 


With Parent 


1 918 


18 


1 863 


37 


With Relative 


UlU 


2$ 


361 


28 


Elsewhere 


188 


U9 

i 


58 


81 



26. 



TABLE XXVI 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Size of Families in Care 
June 30, 1968 



Number of Children 

in the Family in 

Care on June 30, 1968* 


Number of 
Cases 


Number of 
Children 


1 


3 859 


3 859 


2 


915 


1 830 


3 


505 


1 515 


k 


29U 


1 176 


5 


177 


885 


6 


87 


522 


7 


U6 


322 


8 


22 


176 


9 


12 


108 


10 


10 


50 



* Not necessarily the total number of children in the 
family but the total number who are in DOG care. 



■j 



27. 



TABLE XXVII 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Reasons for Discharge of Children 
Fiscal Years 196U - 1968 





Number of Children 


1 IC QD KJIX J. Ui ^IDLllul 


1968 


1967 


1966 . 


1965 


T96U 


ALL REASONS 


2 $$l 


1 983 


1 969 


1 699 


1 620 


To Parent (a) 


1 367 


1 053 


910 


787 


692 


i o <-> ouro \ d y 


79 


86 


138 


102 


1U3 


Adopted 


608 


hoh 


109 


380 


382 


Self -Supporting 


131 


128 


153 


1U9 


125 


lo relative (^cj 


99 


8U 


108 


105 


112 


To Armed Forces 


U5 


56 


56 


36 


51 


Married 


U9 


U8 


Ul 


33 


3U 


To Schools for Mentally Defective 


8 


8 


6 


7 


13 


uuo oi ox-axe 


6 


U 


7 


12 


9 


R ^ q m o r\ -f* Aero 


Ul 


19 


U5 


33 


13 


Died 


33 


36 


20 


29 


11 


Whereabouts Unknown 


32 


25 


29 


10 


10 


To State Hospitals 


3 


1 


1 


2 


1 


To Foster Parent 








1 





1 


Other 


5o 


31 


35 


1U 

L 


23 

i 


(a) To Parent on AFEC 


169 


217 


187 


199 


220 


not on AFEC 


1 198 


836 


723 


588 


U72 


(b) Court to Parent and Relative 


25 


25 


97 


U7 


101 


to Youth Service Board 


5U 


59 


Ul 


55 


38 


to Other 




2 






U 


(c) To Relative on AFDC 


9 


20 


33 


20 


22 


not on AFDC 


90 


6U 


75 


85 


90 



28. 



TABLE XXVIII 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Reports Received of Abused Children - Section 39A 
Fiscal Years 1965 - 1968 





1968 


1967 


1966 


1965 


Under investigation start of fiscal year 


U3 


37 


U5 


— -* 


Section 39A Notices reported 


12U 


122 


136 


101 


Active during year 


167 


159 


181 


101 


Investigations completed 


111 


116 


1W* 


56 


No further action indicated 


25 


12 


28 


15 


Accepted for care or service 


116 


10li 


116 


hi 


Neglect status 


6 


h 


9 


6 


dependent status 


110 


100 


107 


35 


Under investigation end of fiscal year 


26 


U3 


37 


15 



# Program became operative September 15, 196U 



29. 



TAB IE XXIX 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Homefinding Investigations 
Fiscal Years 1958 - 3968 



1 

i 




I N V E S T I 


G A T I N S 








C ompleted 


Approved 


Percent 
Approved 


Disapproved 


Withdrawn 


1968 


2 599 


1 311 


50.U 


2h3 


1 oii5 


1967 


2 5U8 


1 17U 


I16.O 


2U8 


1 126 


1966 


2 351 


1 128 


I18.O 


297 


926 


1965 


2 078 


9h2 


ii5.3 


316 


820 


196U 


2 6h8 


935 


35.3 


U22 


1 291 


1963 


2 300 


78U 


3U.1 


367 


1 1U9 


1962 


1 651 


568 


3U.U 


190 


893 


1961 


1 707 


565 


33.1 


279 


863 


I960 


1 822 


533 


29.3 


21* 


1 07U 


1959 


1 7 Hi 


536 


31.3 


173 


1 005 


1958 


1 97U 


523 


26.5 


171 


1 280 



30. 



TABLE XXX 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Applications Received and Service Given 
to Unwed Mothers (Sect, 23B) 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 196B 
and 1967 







1967 


Applications pending at start of year 


3 





Applications received 




11 


Applications closed 


297 


8 


Accepted for service 


278 


6 


Not accepted for service 


19 


2 


Applications pending at end of year 


171 


3 


Receiving service at start of year 


5 





Accepted for service 


278 


6 


Service completed 


93 


1 


Receiving service at end of year 


190 


5 



31. 



TABLE XXXI 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Independent Adoptions Section 

Number of Families and Children Included 
in Independent Adoption Cases 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1968 





Families 


Children 


Non-Agency Petitions 


(Number) 


(Number) 


On hand July 1, 1967 


275* 


33O 


Received during the year 


637 


770 


Yearly total to be investigated 


912 


1 100 


Closed during the year 


608 


739 


Investigated and Reported 


U89 


593 


Withdrawn or Rejected 


119 


1U6 


Remaining June 30, 1968 


30h 


361 
.... ... ... 



* Includes Petitions and other allied Investigations 



TABLE XXXII 
DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 
Child Placement 
Adoption Placement Unit 
Referrals to Unit for Adoption Consideration 
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1968 



Referrals on hand July 1, 196? 




731 


Assigned 


692 




Unas signed 


39 




Received during the year 




697 


On hand during year 




1 U28 


Disposed of during year 




701 


Accepted 


605 




Withdrawn 


96 




Referrals on hand June 30, 1968 




727 


Assigned 


68U 




Unas signed 


U3 





33. 



TABLE XXXIII 

DIVISION OF CHILD GUARDIANSHIP 

Children Receiving Primary Casework Services 
From Public and Private Licensed Foster Care 
Agencies By Location 

June 30, 1968 



Locations 


All Agencies 


Public 


Private 


ALL LOCATIONS 


C\J I4SJC 




Q 071 

7 U ( J. 


Parents 


7 502 


2 U80 


5 022* 


Relatives 


5ho 


U87 


53 


Foster Homes 


6 U93 


5 812 


681 


Adoptive Homes 


2 3UU 


670 


1 67U 


Non-Medical Institutions 


2 U50 


1 055 


1 395 


Medical Institutions 


291 


2U8 


U3 


Elsewhere 


8U2 


639 

i 


203 



* The figures include 3 U77 children receiving 
protective services in the homes of parents