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DCFS Investigations Lead to Eight Arrests on Charges of Felony Theft for Nutrition Assistance Fraud

September 16, 2011

09.16.11 - A Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) investigation has resulted in the arrests of eight individuals in Livingston Parish accused of defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps) of nearly $56,000 by failing to report spouses and other household members and by providing falsified verification in order to obtain ineligible benefits.

Residents Encouraged to Pre-Apply for Disaster Food Assistance as Tropical Disturbance Expected to Impact Louisiana

September 01, 2011

09.01.11 - September is the height of hurricane season, and with a tropical disturbance over the Gulf of Mexico expected to impact Louisiana over the weekend, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (DSNAP), formerly called Disaster Food Stamps.

"Most Wanted" Poster Features 18 Who Owe Nearly $945,000 in Child Support

September 01, 2011

09.01.11 - The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today published its "Most Wanted" poster, a list of 18 non-custodial parents who owe nearly $945,000. The poster, which features individuals owing at least $10,000 who have not paid child support in at least six months, includes each non-payor's photo, last known address, number of children and how much they owe, along with "WANTED" printed in bright red across the top.