Department of Children & Family Services - Building a Stronger Louisiana CLOSEPRINT

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Numbers are for July 2017
  • SNAP (Food Stamps): 
    402,548 Households
  • Child Support Collections:
  • Child Abuse Cases:
    1,390 Investigations
  • Foster Children:
    4,641 Children Served

DCFS Careers

Child Welfare Specialists are helping children be safe and successful, reuniting families and placing children for adoption every day in communities across Louisiana. Apply today!

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SNAP Information for Harvey and Irma Evacuees in Louisiana

Survivors of hurricanes Harvey and Irma who have evacuated to Louisiana can apply for regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

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First Lady Donna Edwards Launches Initiative Connecting Foster Parents with Community Supports

08.11.17 - First Lady Donna Edwards is launching a new initiative to connect foster parents with the support systems they need in their communities. This statewide campaign will link government, faith groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses and community members to create a united network of support for Louisiana's foster care system.

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Customer Service Center Announcement

We are experiencing long delays and disconnects on the DCFS Customer Service Center Helpline (888-524-3578). Please see the following tips that may help expedite your customer service request.

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CAFÉ is open for business

Create an online account to fill out an online application, submit a simplified report, complete your annual redetermination, print a budget sheet, and view your case and benefit information. CAFÉ offers you service, convenience and ease.

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Mandated Reporters Training

Mandated reporters are teachers, health practitioners, clergy, law enforcement, coaches and more who are required to report child abuse. Find out if you are a mandated reporter and complete a training to help spot and report child abuse.

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09.18.17 DCFS Selected to Test Workforce Strategies 9.18.2017 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) was selected as one of eight sites to partner with the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) to strengthen the workforce.

09.08.17   DCFS to Cease Operation of Reunification Line Today
09.05.17   Texas Calls Harvey Survivors to Come Back Home
09.02.17   Phone Lines Set Up for Texas Families Trying to Locate Harvey Survivors in Louisiana's State Shelters
09.01.17   Jewella Shelter in Shreveport Opened to Take in Texas Survivors of Harvey

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