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DCFS Announces Reduction of $2.2 million in 2013 Mid-Year Budget
December 14, 2012
12.14.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services today announced a reduction of $2.2 million in state general funds for FY 2013, as well as the reallocation of $5.5 million in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding to achieve additional general fund savings.
Franklin, St. Tammany Residents Plead Guilty to Food Assistance Fraud
December 06, 2012
12.06.12 - An investigation by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services' (DCFS) Fraud and Recovery Unit has led to two women pleading guilty to receiving nearly $30,000 in ineligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Online Initiative Helps 64 Foster Children Find Adoptive Families, More Foster and Adoptive Placements Needed
December 04, 2012
12.04.2012 - Since the 2009 launch of the Department of Children and Family Services' Online Adoption Initiative, 64 children in the state's foster care system who were featured on the website have found permanent, loving homes. The Online Adoption Initiative connects foster children with potential adoptive families through the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) website.
Louisiana Receives Adoption Incentive Award for Fourth Consecutive Year
November 21, 2012
11.21.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received more than $1.4 million as part of an Adoption Incentive Award funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This marks the fourth consecutive year DCFS has received an award.
Livingston, Tangipahoa Residents Plead Guilty to Food Assistance Fraud
November 20, 2012
11.20.12 - An investigation by the Fraud and Recovery Unit at the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has led to two women pleading guilty to charges of obtaining nearly $21,000 in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Regions Across Louisiana Host Events for Adoption Awareness Month
November 16, 2012
11.16.12 - In celebration of Adoption Awareness Month, regions throughout Louisiana are hosting special events to raise awareness and promote adoption and foster care. One goal of Adoption Awareness Month is to recruit new foster and adoptive parents.
DCFS Team Deployed to New Jersey to Assist with Hurricane Sandy Response
November 13, 2012
11.13.12 - A team of three emergency responders from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) recently traveled to New Jersey to assist local officials in their ESF-6 sheltering mission as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
DCFS Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month with Families and Children at Governor's Mansion
November 02, 2012
11.02.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) celebrated the record 652 Louisiana Children who were adopted by 468 families over the past year at the 14th Annual Adoption Celebration at the Governor's Mansion this Friday afternoon.
Governor's Children's Cabinet Launches Louisiana Kids' Dashboard to Track Children's Well-Being
October 09, 2012
10.09.12 - For the first time, Louisiana families, policymakers and advocates have a central, easily accessible website to track numerous indicators of children's well-being, including health outcomes, educational progress and poverty level. This allows the public, at a glance, to see how the State compares nationally and what progress is being made.
DCFS Issues $103.8 Million in DSNAP Benefits
October 01, 2012
10.01.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that the agency issued $103,842,960 in Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) benefits in the 21 parishes approved for assistance.