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EBT Cloning Alert: DCFS Urges Immediate PIN Change for Those Who Used EBT Card in Allen Parish
July 14, 2023
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is taking swift action to address a recently discovered EBT cloning incident in Allen Parish. Local police believe an illegal skimming device was placed at a local retailer within the last 30 days. The first unauthorized transaction linked to this incident occurred on July 9, 2023.
Louisiana to Test New Way to Encourage Healthy Eating in SNAP
June 30, 2023
Automatic SNAP Replacement Benefits Approved for Bossier, Caddo and DeSoto Parishes Following Storms and Power Outages
June 23, 2023
DCFS Awarded Code for America's Government Changemaker Award
May 16, 2023
05.16.23 - DCFS was named the inaugural recipient of Code for America’s Government Changemaker Award Tuesday at the organization’s annual summit in Washington, D.C. The recognition underscores DCFS’s commitment to leveraging technology and innovation to better serve Louisiana’s children and families.
DCFS Returning to New Orleans Area to Fill Critical Positions
May 11, 2023
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is hosting a hiring fair in Kenner on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel New Orleans - Airport & Conference Center for open positions in the Orleans region. DCFS is hiring across various programs, including Child Welfare, Economic Stability and Disability Determination Services.
USDA FNS Approves Louisiana for Fourth Round of Pandemic EBT
April 26, 2023
04.26.2023 - DCFS, in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Education, received approval from USDA FNS to issue Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to eligible children for the 2022-2023 school year, child care and summer.
Louisiana Selected for SNAP Mobile Payment Pilot
March 20, 2023
3.20.2023 - The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has selected Louisiana as one of five states to test mobile payment technology for EBT cardholders in the next few years, and the Department of Children and Family Services is now seeking retail partners to help implement the new option for recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
As Extra SNAP Benefits End, Recipients Encouraged to Update Info, Assess Options
March 01, 2023
03.01.2023 - March is the first month in three years that Louisiana Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will receive their regular benefit amount without the pandemic-related extra benefits they have received since March 2020.
DCFS Hiring Fair for Orleans-Area Child Welfare Positions Scheduled for Friday
February 07, 2023
02.07.23 - DCFS is holding a hiring fair Friday (Feb. 10, 2023) in Kenner for open positions in its Child Welfare Division in the Orleans and Thibodaux regions.
DCFS Assistant Secretary for Family Support Shavana Howard Named USDA Senior Advisor in the Biden Administration
January 20, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today the appointment of Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Assistant Secretary for Family Support Shavana Howard to Senior Advisor for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services.