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DCFS Appoints Dr. Rebecca Hook as Agency’s First Medical Director
September 19, 2023
BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has appointed a pediatric emergency room physician as its first Director of Medical Services in the agency’s Child Welfare Division.
Louisiana DCFS Launches Child Support Estimator
August 22, 2023
Today, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) launched its Child Support Estimator, an online tool designed to provide parents with insights into potential child support obligations. This innovative tool aims to promote financial awareness for parents while highlighting the importance of professional legal guidance and examination of the Louisiana Child Support Guidelines.
P-EBT Update: DCFS Distributes $45.5 M in Benefits to Louisiana Children, Additional $66.5 M Expected for Summer
July 21, 2023
In a major effort to support families across Louisiana, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has disbursed $45.5 million in benefits to approximately 186,000 children through the 2022-23 School Year and Child Care Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) programs.
EBT Cloning Alert: DCFS Urges Immediate PIN Change for Those Who Used EBT Card in Calcasieu Parish
July 18, 2023
7.18.23 -- DCFS is taking swift action to address a recently discovered EBT cloning incident in Calcasieu Parish, the second such incident in a week.
EBT Cloning Alert: DCFS Urges Immediate PIN Change for Those Who Used EBT Card in Allen Parish
July 14, 2023
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is taking swift action to address a recently discovered EBT cloning incident in Allen Parish. Local police believe an illegal skimming device was placed at a local retailer within the last 30 days. The first unauthorized transaction linked to this incident occurred on July 9, 2023.
DCFS Awarded Code for America's Government Changemaker Award
May 16, 2023
05.16.23 - DCFS was named the inaugural recipient of Code for America’s Government Changemaker Award Tuesday at the organization’s annual summit in Washington, D.C. The recognition underscores DCFS’s commitment to leveraging technology and innovation to better serve Louisiana’s children and families.
DCFS Returning to New Orleans Area to Fill Critical Positions
May 11, 2023
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is hosting a hiring fair in Kenner on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel New Orleans - Airport & Conference Center for open positions in the Orleans region. DCFS is hiring across various programs, including Child Welfare, Economic Stability and Disability Determination Services.
Louisiana Selected for SNAP Mobile Payment Pilot
March 20, 2023
3.20.2023 - The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has selected Louisiana as one of five states to test mobile payment technology for EBT cardholders in the next few years, and the Department of Children and Family Services is now seeking retail partners to help implement the new option for recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
As Extra SNAP Benefits End, Recipients Encouraged to Update Info, Assess Options
March 01, 2023
03.01.2023 - March is the first month in three years that Louisiana Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will receive their regular benefit amount without the pandemic-related extra benefits they have received since March 2020.
DCFS Hiring Fair for Orleans-Area Child Welfare Positions Scheduled for Friday
February 07, 2023
02.07.23 - DCFS is holding a hiring fair Friday (Feb. 10, 2023) in Kenner for open positions in its Child Welfare Division in the Orleans and Thibodaux regions.