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Emergency Preparedness

DCFS Mission

DCFS is working to keep children safe, helping individuals and families become self-sufficient and providing safe refuge during disasters.

Emergency Preparedness Prioritized Emergency Preparedness Strategic Goals

  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with Local, State and Federal stakeholders.
  • In coordination with the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the American Red Cross, and local Office of Emergency Preparedness directors continue to identify potential locations and resources to reach in-state shelter independence for citizens that will need government-sponsored assistance to evacuate the coastline of the state. 
  • Improve / Maintain staff readiness in ESF-6 responsibilities.
  • Sustain / Improve logistical readiness.
  • Establish and develop a program within DCFS to respond to Recovery Support Function missions stated in the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Framework.

Emergency Preparedness Roles

In accordance with the State Emergency Operations Plan, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has primary responsibility for coordinating with local, parish and tribal governments, state and federal entities, supporting agencies and non-governmental organizations to address non-medical mass care, emergency assistance, housing and human services needs of disaster victims.

DCFS is responsible for managing state Critical Transportation Needs Shelters, Medical Special Needs Shelters, Sex Offender Shelter, and Unaccompanied Minor Shelter while providing staff and resources to General Population Shelters upon request.


Emergency Preparedness Team
Ricky Montet Director
William Migues Deputy Director/Operations Chief
Kimberly Leep Admin & Finance Chief
Sharon Barnes Plans Chief
Brian Stevens Logistics Chief
Regional Coordinators
SGM Melvin Jackson New Orleans Region
Covington Region
MAJ Jessica Lacoste New Orleans Region
Thibodaux Region
COL Jonathan Ball Alexandria Region
Baton Rouge Region
MSG Brandon Migues Lafayette Region
Lake Charles Region
CSM Todd Maxwell Monroe Region
Shreveport Region

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