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  • DCFS faces scrutiny over effectiveness Play Video

    April 14, 2014 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The effectiveness of the Department of Children and Family Services is a point of concern for the legislative auditor. When it comes to investigating and removing at-risk children from dangerous environments, Children and Family Services takes charge. "They have to get to know the families.... more »
  • Auditor questions state child protection services

    April 14, 2014 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit finds the state agency charged with protecting children in abuse and neglect situations has fewer workers, more cases and has failed to follow its own policies. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor released the report early Monday. The state Department of Children and Family Services, called DCFS,... more »
  • Federal charges added for DCFS director

    April 9, 2014 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Justice filed federal charges today against a DCFS audit director already facing state-level charges he misused department funds. U. S. Attorney Walt Green filed a bill of information to charge Delrice Augustus with federal program fraud. If convicted, he faces up to 10... more »
  • DCFS "Most Wanted" owe $866,000 in child support

    November 13, 2013 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Children and Family Services released a list of 18 parents today that owe nearly $866,000 in child support, calling them the state's "Most Wanted." The list includes non-custodial parents who owe at least $20,000 in child support and haven't paid in at least... more »
  • DCFS to start food stamp disqualifications Play Video

    November 6, 2013 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Children and Family Services announced today they will start disqualification procedures for people who misused the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, during a recent outage. The state said people who overspent their EBT balance or bought items when they weren't... more »
  • EBT cards return to service, some with no limit Play Video

    October 12, 2013 11:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People in Donaldsonville reported they could use their EBT cards without the usual limit that is allowed on the cards. Saturday evening it prompted a major chain store to shutdown and hour and a half early. Ascension Parish Sheriff Deputies were called to the scene to... more »
  • Child Services agency receives $8M incentive

    August 21, 2013 7:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Children & Family Services received about $8 million in federal money to improve child support collections as part of a federal Child Support Enforcement Incentive award. The incentive to improve collection of back child support payments was increased from previous fiscal years.... more »
  • Women's shelters hard-hit by state budget cuts Play Video

    January 4, 2013 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last week Governor Jindal cut the Department of Children and Family Services by more than 20 percent. Now those cuts are trickling down to domestic violence shelters. "I felt like I had been kicked. It's such a devastating feeling," said Audrey Wascome, the interim director for... more »
  • State deploys DCFS team to NJ to help with Sandy

    November 13, 2012 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of three emergency responders from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has traveled to New Jersey to help officials there with their sheltering mission following Hurricane Sandy. The team will remain in New Jersey to provide technical support and advice as long as... more »
  • EBR DSNAP locations only open five days

    September 24, 2012 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People applying for disaster food aid in East Baton Rouge Parish have fewer days to do so than other parishes. According to the Department of Children and Family Services, DSNAP locations in the parish will only be open for five days this week. Other parishes have... more »
  • State investigating daycare for fraud Play Video

    November 29, 2011 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Children of the Future Daycare is two days away from losing its license, and under investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services for fraud. DCFS said it plans to revoke the license because there were too few workers present when children were there. At... more »
  • Baker daycare to be shut down

    November 4, 2011 5:17 PM

    BAKER - Ms. Gerry's After-School Service has until the end of the day Monday to appeal the state's decision to pull its license. The Department of Children and Family Services plans to shut the daycare down because it found licensing regulations like child-to-staff ratios broken repeatedly. In one... more »
  • Deadbeat parents on "Most Wanted" list

    September 1, 2011 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has released its new "Most Wanted" list of deadbeat parents. It shows 18 people who owe a combined $945 thousand dollars in back child support payments. The posters include things like a picture, the last known address and how... more »
  • Search database naming child-support offenders up-and-running

    August 29, 2011 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deadbeat parents in Louisiana owe more than $1 billion and the state wants you to help find them to pay that debt. The Department of Children and Family Services made it easier Monday to click through the names. Instead of downloading a special file, all the information... more »
  • State launches web service to find deadbeat parents

    August 29, 2011 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Children and Family Services launched a new website today to help find parents who owe child support. The site gives access to the 53,000 delinquet parents by first or last name, city, amount owed and parish where their court-ordered support was established. ... more »
  • BREC fights to keep after school programs

    August 25, 2010 7:03 PM

    Hundreds of families in the Baton Rouge area could be left without anywhere for their children to go after school. It comes after the Department of Children and Family Services ordered BREC to meet the same standards for licensed childcare centers. DCFS requires a license for any facility that keeps... more »

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