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State of Louisiana Brings Critical Oil Spill Claims Issues to GCCF
November 05, 2010
11.05.10 - The state of Louisiana, with input from the 10 technical assistance providers who have been assisting impacted individuals and businesses in communities across South Louisiana to navigate the claims process for months, today said that payment of emergency oil claims are being bogged down in red tape and lack transparency. The state and its partners called on independent Claims Administrator Kenneth Feinberg to make critical changes immediately to speed the process.
DCFS Kicks Off Adoption Month with Celebration at Governor's Mansion
November 05, 2010
11.05.10 - The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) celebrated the record 640 Louisiana children who were adopted by 461 families over the past year at the 12th Annual Adoption Celebration at the Governor's Mansion on Friday afternoon.
DCFS Secretary Wins Twitter Race Against DHH Secretary
November 01, 2010
11.01.10 - Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Secretary Ruth Johnson emerged as the winner today in the first Twitter competition between state officials.
DCFS Continues Streamlining Efforts, Increases Productivity; To Reduce State Spending by $11.7 million
October 22, 2010
10.22.10 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that it is leveraging and utilizing federal and state funds more efficiently, streamlining services and increasing productivity in order to reduce spending of state general funds by $11.7 million as a result of the FY 10 state budget shortfall.
State urges oil spill claimants to provide documentation to GCCF
October 18, 2010
10.18.10 - The state of Louisiana said today that based on information provided by Claims Adjuster Kenneth Feinberg, nearly half of the Louisianians who have filed a claim with the independent Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) must provide additional information before any emergency or final payments. The state has established a toll free phone number to assist the nearly 28,000 claimants who need assistance preparing the needed information or documentation to the GCCF, or the countless others who have yet to file a claim.
Newborn safely relinquished through Safe Haven law
October 07, 2010
10.07.10 - The Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) announced today that a 2 week old male was safely relinquished through Louisiana's Safe Haven law last month at a Baton Rouge area hospital. The baby is the thirteenth child relinquished in the state utilizing the Safe Haven law since 2004 and the first handed over in the Baton Rouge area.
DCFS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Receives $1.4 Million Bonus Award for Outstanding, Timely Customer Service
September 24, 2010
09.24.10- The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) has received a $1.4 million bonus award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for outstanding and timely customer service in providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps.
DCFS Secretary Ruth Johnson challenges DHH Secretary to Twitter competition
September 23, 2010
09.23.10- In what is deemed as the first Twitter challenge among state officials, Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Secretary Ruth Johnson today challenged Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Bruce Greenstein to a race for "followers" by November 1, 2010.
DCFS Awarded $1 Million for Increasing Adoptions of Children in Foster Care
September 17, 2010
09.17.10 - The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) has been awarded more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for increasing the number children in the state's foster care system that were placed into permanent adoptive homes.
Louisiana’s Disaster Food Stamp Pre-Application Receives National Award
August 30, 2010
08.30.10 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received the 2010 Recognition Award for Excellence in Human Services Information Technology Award for the DSNAP pre-application program, which allows low- to moderate-income Louisiana residents who think they could be impacted by a disaster to pre-apply for benefits online or by phone.
DCFS Partners Launch State's First Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program Five Years after Hurricane Katrina
August 27, 2010
08.27.10 - As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has launched the Louisiana Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program (LNEPP) in the New Orleans neighborhoods of Holly Grove and Central City.
DCFS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Receives Awards for Accuracy and Quality in Food Benefits
August 20, 2010
08.20.10- The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services' (DCFS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recently received the USDA's Food and Nutrition Services' Program Integrity Award and the Quality Control Star Award for the its commitment to payment accuracy and excellence in quality control in issuing SNAP benefits (formerly called Food Stamps).