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DCFS Assistant Secretary for Family Support Shavana Howard Named USDA Senior Advisor in the Biden Administration
January 20, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today the appointment of Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Assistant Secretary for Family Support Shavana Howard to Senior Advisor for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services.
USDA FNS Announces February is the Final Month of SNAP COVID Emergency Allotments
January 10, 2023
01.10.23 - The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) has announced February 2023 is the final month of the temporary extra Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, known as emergency allotments, put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Launches Hotline for Reporting Juvenile Sex Trafficking
January 09, 2023
01.09.2023 - Louisiana has launched a hotline for receiving reports of suspected juvenile sex trafficking, centralizing the calls to ensure closer coordination between state agencies, law enforcement, and service providers tasked with investigating cases, helping victims to safety and advocating on their behalf.
Federal Cost of Living Adjustment Will Affect SNAP and Other Benefits Received Through DCFS
December 15, 2022
Benefits under the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP), Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, will be decreasing for some Louisiana residents in 2023, due to a federal cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to Social Security and veteran’s benefits.
December 07, 2022
The Kinship Navigator Program (KNP) serves as an information and referral network for kinship caregivers who are providing full-time care to children other than their own.
DCFS Hiring Fairs in Alexandria and Shreveport Rescheduled for January
November 30, 2022
11.30.2022 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is announcing new dates for its hiring fairs originally scheduled for December 1 in Alexandria and December 7 in Shreveport.
DCFS Urges SNAP, P-EBT Recipients to Monitor Purchases, Strengthen PINs After Possible Card Skimmer Activity in Sabine Parish
November 22, 2022
11.22.2022 - The Department of Children and Family Services is urging recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Pandemic EBT benefits to monitor their purchases and consider resetting their PINs after possible card skimmer activity occurred in Sabine Parish this week.
DCFS Hiring Fairs
November 09, 2022
DCFS has open positions across the State of Louisiana. Join us at one of our fall hiring fairs to learn how DCFS helps keep children safe and helps individuals and families become self-sufficient!
DCFS and First Lady Donna Edwards Celebrate 700 Adoptions from Foster Care
November 03, 2022
DCFS marked National Adoption Month with its first in-person Adoption Celebration since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating the 538 families who adopted 700 children and youth from foster care during the past year.
DCFS and First Lady Donna Edwards Celebrate 700 Adoptions from Foster Care with Event at Governor’s Mansion
November 03, 2022
11.3.2022 - DCFS will mark National Adoption Month today (Thursday, November 3) with its first in-person Adoption Celebration since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating the 538 families who adopted 700 children and youth from foster care during the past year.