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  • Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children

    From the DCFS site: "The Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children is the central repository of information about missing and exploited children in Louisiana. As of August 15, 2011, the Clearinghouse has been moved to the Louisiana State Polic[e] Fusion Center. In 2008, 93 children returned to their homes with the help of the Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children (LACMEC). LACMEC assisted with 207 cases, including 148 runaways. Of those, 67 returned home. The other 59 children were the victims of family abductions, non-family abductions and other types of cases. LACMEC helped return 26 to their families. Contact the Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children by calling 1-800-434-8007." Content Detail

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    Spanish / Español
  • NINELINE: Crisis Counseling for Homeless Kids

    Here is information about Covenant House's crisis counseling hotline for homeless youth: 800-999-9999. From their website: "NINELINE (800-999-9999) is a free, confidential crisis hotline that operates 365 days a year, 2pm-midnight across all time zones. Acercatel (01-800-110-1010) our telephone hotline in Mexico is also available to homeless kids struggling to survive. NINELINE is also available on the Internet at www.NINELINE.org. Here, young people can submit questions via e-mail or participate in forum conversations monitored by NINELINE counselors." Content Detail

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    Covenant House
  • What happens in Juvenile Court

    Basic information about what happens after your child is arrested, from the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. Note that the way a case goes through the system may be different in other parts of the state. Content Detail

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    Orleans Parish Juvenile Court
  • Foster Care -- An Introduction

    See this video about foster care in Louisiana, from the Children's Law Committtee of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Content Detail

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway

    Print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more. Content Detail

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    Children's Bureau, Administration for Children & Families, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Coming of Age in Louisiana -- Road Map to Adulthood

    What happens as you turn 18? Find out about what rights and responsibilities you have when it comes to voting, marriage, military service, driving, jury duty and much more. Content Detail

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    State Bar of Louisiana
  • How to Get Legal Help/Como Obtener Ayuda Legal

    Information in English and Spanish about how to get help from programs that offer free help to qualified people. Lea aquí para aprender cómo obtener ayuda gratis con problemas legales, ayuda de los programas para las personas de ingresos bajos. Content Detail

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services

    Link to the website of the state agency that runs these programs: food stamps, welfare, kinship care subsidies, foster care, child support, disability rehabilitation, and more. Content Detail

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    Louisiana Department of Social Services (now Department of Children and Family Services)
  • Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana (PCAL)

    PCAL's mission is prevention of child abuse and neglect. The organization sponsors the KIDLINE hotline (1-800-CHILDREN). From PCAL's site: "anonymous, toll-free, statewide telephone service offering crisis intervention, support, parenting information and referrals to community resources within the state of Louisiana." Content Detail

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    PCAL
  • A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

    Tips for keeping your children safe in cyberspace. Content Detail

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    FBI -- Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Expungement: Basic Information and Online Forms

    Here is an information guide, which has a link to a computer program you can use to create basic court forms for some types of Expungement requests. The guide is called a "LibGuide" (short for Library Guide or Librarian Guide) because it also can help librarians help other people. The LibGuide has general information plus a link to a computer program a person can use to create basic court forms for some types of expungement requests. Content Detail

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Giving Up A Child For Adoption: Louisiana's Safe Haven Law

    Parents have a safe and legal way to give the care of their newborn to the state, without fear of criminal prosecution. Content Detail

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    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

    Information about many issues immigrant youth face when living in the United States. Topics include citizenship, Social Security numbers, taxes, public benefits, going to college, and more. English/Spanish/Korean available. Content Detail

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    Immigrant Legal Resource Center
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
  • LousianaFreeLegalAnswers

    Information from the American Bar Association & Louisiana State Bar Association about their site: http://la.freelegalanswers.org/ See if you qualify Answer a few questions to see if you qualify to use this service. Ask a question Ask our volunteer attorneys a specific question about your civil legal issue. Check your email You'll receive an email telling you when your question receives a response. Log back in See the response to your question; ask more questions. Read More

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    American Bar Association & Louisiana State Bar Association