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  • What is Child Abuse or Neglect? How Can I Report it?

    Child abuse prevention information and resources from the Louisiana Department of Social Services. Call 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll-free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All calls are confidential. Read More

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    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
  • Child Welfare Services in Louisiana- Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

    Find out about adoption, protection from abuse and neglect, and foster care. To report suspected child abuse, call 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll-free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Read More

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    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
  • Find a Department of Children & Family Services Office Near You

    Interactive portal to find the nearest La. Department of Children & Family Services office Content Detail

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    LA Department of Children & Family Services
  • Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children

    Information on missing children. Contact the Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children by calling 1-800-434-8007. Read More

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    Spanish / Español
  • Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry

    Using this searchable directory, the public has access to public information regarding the reported physical whereabouts or location of convicted sex offenders, sexually violent predators, and child predators. Information provided in this Website is intended to increase public awareness about the presence of sex offenders in local communities, and thus, heighten public safety. Content Detail

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    Louisiana State Police
  • A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

    Tips for keeping your children safe in cyberspace. Content Detail

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    Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. On its site you'll find statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, news and more. Content Detail

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    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
  • Foster Care: Who's Looking Out for Me?

    Two-video series gives an introduction to the court system and Child In Need of Care (CINC) proceedings and an introduction to foster care. Content Detail

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    Children's Law Committee, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Emancipation Guide and Information

    Emancipation is the process of changing the legal status of a minor to that of an adult. Content Detail

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    LSBA LEAP (Library Education and Assistance Project)
  • How do I become a foster parent?

    Information and resources about being a foster parent, about children who need foster homes, certification and support resources. Content Detail

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    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Federal Help for Victims of Human Trafficking

    Victims are eligible for federal funds, special visas, and other help. Read More

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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Wages and Hours Worked: Child Labor Protections

    This resource describes the Federal laws that are designed to protect the educational opportunities of minors and to prohibit their employment in jobs that are harmful to their health and well‑being. Content Detail

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    US Department of Labor
  • Agenda for Children

    Agenda for Children has served as Louisiana’s statewide child advocacy organization, as well as our region’s leading support organization for early childhood education (children ages 0-8). We work to inform public conversations on children, advocate for better policies that impact children and families, increase access to high quality early care and education, improve the quality of those experiences, and connect people to community resources. Specifically, our work improves child well-being by empowering the adults who have the greatest impact on children’s lives. Content Detail

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    Agenda for Children
  • Child Custody and Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

    When there is an open juvenile court case, a parent or guardian should know that the district court judge deciding a divorce or custody case may have limited power to make orders relating to the child who is subject to the juvenile court case. As this article explains, the juvenile court judge will still have the power to make orders relating to custody in certain kinds of cases. Read More

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    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • Children's Advocacy House- Gingerbread House

    The Gingerbread House Children's Advocacy Center is a community-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that began serving abused children in 1998. The Center works in close collaboration with local law enforcement, child protective services, the district attorney's offices, and medical and mental health professionals to provide the best possible services for abused children and their families. Gingerbread House Children's Advocacy center coordinates interviews and investigations with the referring agencies and other professionals from the initial screening to the final disposition of the case. The Center assists in gathering evidence and documenting the victim's verbal testimony, which is necessary for criminal prosecution and related proceedings. Through the Center's advocacy program, child victims and their families are prepared for the criminal justice process in such a way that prevents further victimization. The Gingerbread House provides mental health interventions for child victims and their non-offending family members, so that the healing process can begin. Content Detail