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Federal Cost of Living Adjustment Will Affect SNAP and Other Benefits Received Through DCFS
December 27, 2018
12.27.18 - A federal cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to Social Security and veterans benefits for 2019 will result in decreases to some Louisiana residents' Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps, as well as benefits through the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) and Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP).
DCFS and United Way of SELA Launch Effort to Expand Workforce Training for SNAP Recipients
November 14, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) are partnering to help expand workforce training programs to recipients of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in seven parishes in Southeast Louisiana.
DCFS Sets New Record for Adoptions from Foster Care
November 08, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is celebrating another record-breaking year of adoptions from foster care as families gather at Istrouma Baptist Church this afternoon for the state's 20th Annual Adoption Celebration.
DCFS Awarded $3M Grant to Expand Services for Transition-Age Foster Youth
October 23, 2018
10.23.18 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has been awarded a $3 million grant from Youth Villages to expand services for transition-age foster youth.
Second Annual Louisiana Fosters Event to Focus on Expanding Supports to Foster Parents
September 21, 2018
09.21.18 - Expanding the network of community and faith-based supports for foster parents is the focus of the second annual Louisiana Fosters event, hosted at the Governor's Mansion today by First Lady Donna Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.
September 21, 2018
Expanding the network of community and faith-based supports for foster parents was the focus of the second annual Louisiana Fosters event, hosted at the Governor's Mansion on September 21, 2018, by First Lady Donna Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
DCFS Offers Assistance to Child Support Payors with Suspended Licenses
August 20, 2018
08.20.18 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is offering, for a limited time, an opportunity for payors of child support whose driver's licenses DCFS has administratively suspended to get their licenses reinstated for a reduced amount.
DCFS Invites Public to Regional “Conversations with a Secretary” Community Meetings
August 13, 2018
08.10.18 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is inviting the public to a community conversation with Secretary Marketa Garner Walters and DCFS leadership on the issues of child welfare and poverty.
CASA, DCFS Partner in Recruitment Campaign for Volunteers, Foster Parents
August 09, 2018
08.08.18 - Louisiana Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are partnering in a recruitment campaign for CASA volunteers and foster parents.
State Launches Efforts to Extend Foster Care to Age 21
August 03, 2018
08.03.18 - Gov. John Bel Edwards joined DCFS Secretary Marketa Garner Walters, legislative leaders, former foster youth and child advocates today in launching efforts to extend foster care in Louisiana through age 21.
July 31, 2018
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Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI)
July 31, 2018
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.