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DCFS offices in the Shreveport State Office Building (1525 Fairfield Avenue) continue to have technical issues with phone and fax services. Please email staff directly, email general inquiries to LAHelpU.DCFS@la.gov or visit our offices. To report child abuse and neglect, call 1-855-4LA-KIDSA (1-855-452-5437), toll-free.
For August 2019
History was made today when @louisiana_gov John Bel Edwards signed Sen. Regina Barrow's bill extending the age of foster to 21. This will change lives!
Senate Bill 109 allows the Louisiana DCFS to provide intensive services to aid in youths' transition to adulthood. The legislation follows through on the recommendations of a legislative task force, which found that extending the age of care would help improve outcomes for foster youth.
#fostercare #fostermom #fosterparents #fostercareawareness #agingout
DID YOU KNOW? As long as a parent leaves their baby with a Safe Haven site employee and the baby shows no signs of abuse or neglect, the parent can walk away knowing the baby will be safe.
Leaving a baby unattended – on a doorstep or in a bathroom, for example – is illegal and won’t meet the criteria of Louisiana's Safe Haven law.
Find a Safe Haven site. It's Safe, it's legal, and it's anonymous. Site employees are trained to keep a newborn safe and keep everything confidential.