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Disaster Case Management Available for Louisianians Still Impacted by Hurricane Isaac 04.03.13 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today released details about $8 million in disaster case management services that are now available in 26 parishes for individuals and families still recovering from 2012's Hurricane Isaac. DCFS Builds on Successes, Launches Child Welfare Initiative 03.14.13 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced a new child welfare initiative that focuses on creating lasting connections for children who spend time in protective care. DCFS’s “Faith in Families” initiative seeks to reduce the number of children in foster care, decrease the amount of time children spend in the system and ensure that each child has a permanent connection when they leave foster care.
Washington Parish Child Support Round-up Results in Arrests of 75 Non-Custodial Parents owing more than $1.5 Million 03.08.13 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), working with local law enforcement and the district attorney's office, completed a child support round-up last week in Washington Parish that resulted in the arrests of 75 non-custodial parents who owe more than $1.5 million in child support arrears. DCFS Eliminates Use of Benefits at Liquor, Gaming and Adult-Oriented Entertainment Establishments 03.01.2013 - The use of cash assistance program benefits at any liquor store, gaming or adult-oriented entertainment establishment, as well as the purchase of tobacco, alcohol or lottery tickets at any retailer, is now prohibited under a rule issued by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today.
Casino Intercept Program Nets $806,000 in Child Support Arrears 01.29.13 - Since September 2011, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has intercepted more than $806,000 in casino winnings from 599 non-custodial parents for child support arrears. DCFS Investigations Lead to Seven Convictions for Food Assistance Fraud 01.14.13 - A Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) investigation has led to the sentencing of seven Louisiana residents after receiving nearly $84,000 in ineligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
DCFS Announces Reduction of $2.2 million in 2013 Mid-Year Budget 12.14.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services today announced a reduction of $2.2 million in state general funds for FY 2013, as well as the reallocation of $5.5 million in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding to achieve additional general fund savings. Franklin, St. Tammany Residents Plead Guilty to Food Assistance Fraud 12.06.12 - An investigation by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services' (DCFS) Fraud and Recovery Unit has led to two women pleading guilty to receiving nearly $30,000 in ineligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Online Initiative Helps 64 Foster Children Find Adoptive Families, More Foster and Adoptive Placements Needed 12.04.2012 - Since the 2009 launch of the Department of Children and Family Services' Online Adoption Initiative, 64 children in the state's foster care system who were featured on the website have found permanent, loving homes. The Online Adoption Initiative connects foster children with potential adoptive families through the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) website. Louisiana Receives Adoption Incentive Award for Fourth Consecutive Year 11.21.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received more than $1.4 million as part of an Adoption Incentive Award funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This marks the fourth consecutive year DCFS has received an award.
Livingston, Tangipahoa Residents Plead Guilty to Food Assistance Fraud 11.20.12 - An investigation by the Fraud and Recovery Unit at the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has led to two women pleading guilty to charges of obtaining nearly $21,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Regions Across Louisiana Host Events for Adoption Awareness Month 11.16.12 - In celebration of Adoption Awareness Month, regions throughout Louisiana are hosting special events to raise awareness and promote adoption and foster care. One goal of Adoption Awareness Month is to recruit new foster and adoptive parents.
DCFS Team Deployed to New Jersey to Assist with Hurricane Sandy Response 11.13.12 - A team of three emergency responders from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) recently traveled to New Jersey to assist local officials in their ESF-6 sheltering mission as a result of Hurricane Sandy. DCFS Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month with Families and Children at Governor's Mansion 11.02.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) celebrated the record 652 Louisiana Children who were adopted by 468 families over the past year at the 14th Annual Adoption Celebration at the Governor's Mansion this Friday afternoon.
Governor's Children's Cabinet Launches Louisiana Kids' Dashboard to Track Children's Well-Being 10.09.12 - For the first time, Louisiana families, policymakers and advocates have a central, easily accessible website to track numerous indicators of children's well-being, including health outcomes, educational progress and poverty level. This allows the public, at a glance, to see how the State compares nationally and what progress is being made.  


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