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NUMBER OF FAMILIES WE ARE SERVING NOW
Numbers are for November 2017
  • SNAP (Food Stamps): 
    410,116 Households
  • Child Support Collections:
    $33,555,554
  • Child Abuse Cases:
    1,749 Investigations
  • Foster Children:
    4,699 Children Served
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Louisiana's Embrace of Quality Parenting and its Promise for Foster Children Focus of National Conference

01.16.18 - Louisiana's embrace of the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI), and the fundamental shift it brings to the state's foster care system, will be featured at the QPI National Conference in New Orleans this week.

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DCFS Careers

Child Welfare Specialists are helping children be safe and successful, reuniting families and placing children for adoption every day in communities across Louisiana. Apply today!

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First Lady Donna Edwards Launches Initiative Connecting Foster Parents with Community Supports

08.11.17 - First Lady Donna Edwards is launching a new initiative to connect foster parents with the support systems they need in their communities. This statewide campaign will link government, faith groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses and community members to create a united network of support for Louisiana's foster care system.

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Customer Service Center Announcement

We are experiencing long delays and disconnects on the DCFS Customer Service Center Helpline (888-524-3578). Please see the following tips that may help expedite your customer service request.

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CAFÉ is open for business

Create an online account to fill out an online application, submit a simplified report, complete your annual redetermination, print a budget sheet, and view your case and benefit information. CAFÉ offers you service, convenience and ease.

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Mandated Reporters Training

Mandated reporters are teachers, health practitioners, clergy, law enforcement, coaches and more who are required to report child abuse. Find out if you are a mandated reporter and complete a training to help spot and report child abuse.

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01.16.18 Louisiana's Embrace of Quality Parenting and its Promise for Foster Children Focus of National Conference 01.16.18 - Louisiana's embrace of the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI), and the fundamental shift it brings to the state's foster care system, will be featured at the QPI National Conference in New Orleans this week.

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