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  • About 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

    By:
    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • A Guide to 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

    By:
    Orleans Parish Juvenile Court
  • A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety

    Tips for keeping your children safe in cyberspace. Content Detail

    By:
    FBI -- Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 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

    By:
    State Bar of Louisiana
  • Crisis Phone Line

    VIA LINK Call Center is a 24 hour, telephone crisis intervention service. Many calls to VIA LINK's line relate to emotional distress, abuse, violence and every day stresses. Read More

    By:
    VIA LINK
  • 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

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • 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

  • Help Your Child Do Well in School

    Resources for parents. Tips and ideas. Content Detail

    By:
    NEA (National Education Association) & the PTA
  • Hotline Counseling

    From the site: "Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential." Content Detail

    By:
    Childhelp USA
  • 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

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office)
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    Spanish / Español
  • Internet Sites for Legal Information

    List of online legal research and information resources, from the Law Library of Louisiana. Content Detail

    By:
    Law Library of Louisiana
  • Kidline Helpline

    KIDLINE, 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373) is a toll-free, statewide help line by Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana. Trained counselors provide crisis intervention, support, parent education, help for victims of abuse and referrals to local resources 24 hours every day. KIDLINE counselors are also available by text 24 hours/day at 225-424-1533 and via web chat at www.pcal.org/KIDLINE from 2:30 p.m. to midnight. Read More

    By:
    Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana
  • Learn about the 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

    By:
    Children's Bureau, Administration for Children & Families, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Read this in:
    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

    By:
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
  • 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
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