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Numbers are for March 2018
  • SNAP (Food Stamps): 
    406,465 Households
  • Child Support Collections:
  • Child Abuse Cases:
    2,082 Investigations
  • Foster Children:
    4,758 Children Served
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QPI Louisiana

The Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) is a new approach to improving foster care in Louisiana. QPI emphasizes the importance of the team approach -- foster parents, agency staff, and birth parents, working together to achieve the best outcomes for the child.

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DCFS Careers

If you care about children and families, there is a place for you at DCFS. 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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02.28.18 DCFS Report Shows 77 Percent Increase in Juvenile Human Trafficking Victims Identified in 2017 02.28.18 - A 2018 report on human trafficking, including trafficking of children for sexual purposes and commercial sexual exploitation, showed a 77 percent increase in juvenile victims identified over the past year, including more than three times as many victims age 12 and younger, compared to 2016.

01.16.18   Louisiana's Embrace of Quality Parenting and its Promise for Foster Children Focus of National Conference
12.28.17   Federal Cost of Living Adjustment Will Affect SNAP and Other Benefits Received Through DCFS
11.16.17   DCFS Celebrates Adoption Month with Annual Reception at Governor's Mansion
11.01.17   DCFS Celebrates November as Adoption Awareness Month

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