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

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Numbers are for October 2017
  • SNAP (Food Stamps): 
    410,367 Households
  • Child Support Collections:
  • Child Abuse Cases:
    1,958 Investigations
  • Foster Children:
    4,696 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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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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11.16.17 DCFS Celebrates Adoption Month with Annual Reception at Governor's Mansion 11.16.2017 - More Louisiana families took in multiple foster children or siblings, and more adopted their kin, leading to another record-setting year for adoptions from foster care.

11.01.17   DCFS Celebrates November as Adoption Awareness Month
10.16.17   DCFS Launches Online 'Safe Haven' Facility Locator
09.28.17   Federal Adjustments to Impact SNAP Benefits, beginning October 1
09.18.17   DCFS Selected to Test Workforce Strategies

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