Child Abuse and Neglect

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This category covers the legal issue of child abuse and neglect, which is defined as any type of physical, psychological, or sexual harm inflicted upon a child by a caregiver, or any action or inaction that results in serious harm to a child's health, development, or wellbeing. 

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Becoming A Foster Parent

This resource covers information about becoming a foster parent.

Child Custody And Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

The information explains how Louisiana's juvenile courts handle child custody. These courts focus on protecting children's welfare, and dealing with kids under 18 who may be involved in crime, or need care due to neglect, or other issues. The courts cover several custody-related matters, like parental disputes, child abuse cases, foster care, ending parental rights, and child support. It also helps you figure out if a juvenile court is handling a specific case.

Emergency Custody Orders And Hearings (Ex Parte Custody)

In some cases, there may be a need for a court order relating to child custody before the other parent or party can be heard before the Court. A custody order entered before the other party has an opportunity to respond is called "ex parte," and they are available in limited, usually emergency, circumstances.

Extended Foster Care

This information covers extended foster care, which is a program designed to support young people as they transition from foster care to adulthood. This information covers the range of services and resources to help youth become self-sufficient and achieve their goals through extended foster care.

Modifying Child Custody

This resource explains when the law allows a party to ask for a change in a custody judgment. It discusses the differences between changing a consent versus considered judgment of custody. This resource goes over the process of changing a consent child custody judgment.

Reporting Child Abuse

This resource covers information about child abuse including what to do if you suspect child abuse and need to take immediate action to ensure the safety and well-being of the child.

Understanding Child In Need Of Care (CINC) Cases

This information is about Child In Need Of Care (CINC) cases and how they are handled. In these cases, the court decides that a child needs help and support to make sure they are safe and well. This guide helps you understand CINC cases, why they exist, and how decisions are made to take care of children who need help.

Understanding The Child Protection Investigation Process

This information explains the child protection investigation process, which ensures the safety and well-being of children who may be at risk of abuse, neglect, or harm.

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