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Debit Card Fees Waived This Week For Unemployment Claimants, Some DCFS Program Recipients 08.29.12 - The Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services announced that Chase will waive fees to assist families and individuals affected by Hurricane Isaac. September SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early to Assist Those Impacted by Isaac 08.28.12 - The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) announced that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) September benefits will be issued on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards early, beginning this Saturday, September 1, to assist those impacted by Hurricane Isaac. All SNAP recipients eligible for September benefits will receive their benefits by Tuesday, September 4.
DCFS, USDA Partner to Increase Healthy Food Choices for SNAP Participants 08.21.12 - The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide access to healthy food choices at Louisiana Farmer's Markets for Louisiana residents currently participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). East Feliciana, Livingston Residents Sentenced for Food, Child Care Assistance Benefits Fraud 08.01.12 - Investigations by the Fraud and Recovery Unit at the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) have led to the sentencing of an East Feliciana couple and four women from Livingston Parish for obtaining nearly $100,000 in ineligible food and child care assistance benefits.
Louisiana Moves Up in National Rankings for Overall Child Well-Being 07.25.12 - The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which ranks states on a series of child well-being indicators, and Louisiana has moved up two places to its highest-ever ranking. DCFS Marks One Year since Launch of Child Abuse Hotline, 50,000 Reports Reviewed 07.12.12 - Since launching it's 24-hour, toll-free, statewide hotline, 1-855-4LA-KIDS, one year ago, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has reviewed more than 50,000 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect.
DCFS and DHH Urge Parents, Caregivers to Keep Children Safe near Water 06.29.12 - With many in Louisiana retreating to the water to cool off as summer temperatures rise, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) urge parents and caregivers to keep children safe in and around water this summer by ensuring that young children are properly supervised. DCFS Reaches 500th Community Partner and Launches New Online Search Tool 06.27.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today recognized the agency's 500th community partner and launched a new online search feature to allow customers to search for a community partner or DCFS office by zip code, city, parish or service.
DCFS Announces Changes in Child Care Assistance Program Rules 06.18.12 - The Department of Children and Family Services today announced it is issuing an emergency rule to reduce the maximum income limit for Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) eligibility, as well as reduce paid absences to providers for CCAP services, as a result of previous reductions in federal funding. These changes should result in a savings of $10.1 million a year. DCFS Warns of Safety Risks for Children Left Unattended in Cars 06.08.12 - As summer begins and temperatures continue to rise, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) reminds parents and caregivers that leaving children unattended in a car can be deadly.
DCFS Encourages Residents to Pre-Apply for Disaster Food Assistance as Hurricane Season Begins 06.01.12 - As hurricane season officially begins today, June 1, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (DSNAP), formerly called Disaster Food Stamps. Governor Proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month in April 04.20.12 - With April proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month in Louisiana by Governor Bobby Jindal, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) reminds individuals that if they see signs of child abuse and neglect they should call the statewide, toll-free number, 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437), which is available 24 hours a day to take reports of suspected child abuse or neglect.
SNAP Fraud Scam Discovered, DCFS Asks Businesses to Be Aware 04.19.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today asks businesses and business owners to be on alert for a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program) scam in which an individual claiming to represent DCFS asks to update Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) machines. DCFS CAFÉ Is Open For Business 04.02.12 - CAFÉ is open for business across the state for individuals applying for, or those currently receiving, assistance from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
DCFS' Safe Sleep TV Commercial Targets Areas with High Rate of Co-sleeping Child Fatalities 03.12.12 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today launched a television commercial promoting safe sleep for babies. The commercial focuses on the risk of co-sleeping or bed-sharing with parents and begins airing in the Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe and Lafayette areas today. A statewide release is set for April.  


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