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DCFS Issues Child Care License Revocation Notices to Two Child Care Centers for Safety Violations 08.12.11 - The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) has issued two child care license revocation notices to God’s Gift Child Care and Learning Center of Shreveport and Tiny Tots Day Care Pre-School of Natchitoches citing both centers in violation of child care standards involving safety. DCFS Launches New Number to Report Child Abuse 07.12.11 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has launched a new toll-free number for the public to report child abuse or neglect. The new toll-free number - 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) - replaces all previous local DCFS numbers used in the past to report child abuse to the Department. The new number is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
DCFS Investigation Leads to Assistance Fraud Arrest 06.28.11 - A Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) investigation resulted in the arrest of a Tangipahoa Parish woman accused of defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) and the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) of nearly $22,000. State Officials Remind Louisiana Residents to Pack Essentials When Preparing to Evacuate 05.13.11 - As areas in Louisiana prepare for Mississippi River flooding, state officials are urging residents in potentially impacted parishes to prepare today by gathering belongs and vital medicines and records.
Residents Encouraged to Pre-Apply for Disaster Food Assistance Ahead of Possible Flooding, Hurricane Season 05.09.11 - As Louisiana residents eye the rising Mississippi River, 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. 16 Arrested in St. Tammany Parish Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefit Fraud Cases 04.19.11 - A joint investigation by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office led to the arrest last week of 16 individuals accused of defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) and other federal assistance programs of approximately $200,000.
Governor Jindal Announces New "Coordinated System of Care" to Streamline State Services & Help Louisiana's At-Risk Youth 03.03.11 - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal was joined by education, health care and child services stakeholders to announce an Executive Order making Louisiana one of the first states in the nation to formally bring together the leadership of all four child-serving agencies - the Office of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Education - to form a statewide Coordinated System of Care for youth with significant behavioral health needs. DCFS Bucks National Trend By Setting Child Support Collections Record for Third Year 02.25.11- The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) set a record for the third consecutive year when it comes to collecting child support payments - more than $365 million was collected for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2010, which is up from more than $354 million collected in FFY 2009.
Louisiana's Neighborhood Place welcomes the Mahalia Jackson Center in New Orleans 02.14.11 - Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Secretary Ruth Johnson today joined other state and local officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the official grand opening of Mahalia Jackson Center in New Orleans, Louisiana's first urban Neighborhood Place. DCFS Regional Administrator Returns from Military Service in Iraq to Serve Louisiana Children and Families 01.21.11 - After serving for nine months as Louisiana Army National Guard's Logistical Civil Augmentation Program Manager at Camp Victory in Bagdad, Iraq, Lieutenant Colonel Lillian Smith returned this week to her job at the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in a different role - as the new Regional Administrator in Alexandria.
DCFS Increases Access for Clients through 150 Community Partners Statewide 01.20.11 - Louisiana residents now have more than 150 news ways to access DCFS services. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that it has 167 community partners now operating statewide, allowing the agency to increase its reach while reducing its physical footprint. State of Louisiana Brings Critical Oil Spill Claims Issues to GCCF 11.05.10 - The state of Louisiana, with input from the 10 technical assistance providers who have been assisting impacted individuals and businesses in communities across South Louisiana to navigate the claims process for months, today said that payment of emergency oil claims are being bogged down in red tape and lack transparency. The state and its partners called on independent Claims Administrator Kenneth Feinberg to make critical changes immediately to speed the process.
DCFS Kicks Off Adoption Month with Celebration at Governor's Mansion 11.05.10 - The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) celebrated the record 640 Louisiana children who were adopted by 461 families over the past year at the 12th Annual Adoption Celebration at the Governor's Mansion on Friday afternoon. DCFS Secretary Wins Twitter Race Against DHH Secretary 11.01.10 - Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Secretary Ruth Johnson emerged as the winner today in the first Twitter competition between state officials.
DCFS Continues Streamlining Efforts, Increases Productivity; To Reduce State Spending by $11.7 million 10.22.10 - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that it is leveraging and utilizing federal and state funds more efficiently, streamlining services and increasing productivity in order to reduce spending of state general funds by $11.7 million as a result of the FY 10 state budget shortfall.  


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