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Child Welfare Services in Louisiana

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.

Homeless Shelter Locations

Includes homeless services on a clickable map.

Youth and Families in Need of Services- The Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ)

OJJ serves youth who have been adjudicated delinquent or Families in Need of Services (FINS). OJJ is responsible for youth assigned to their care by the court system, either for supervision or custody in residential placement or secure care.

Federal Help for Victims of Human Trafficking

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

Indian Health Services

The Indian Health Service, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes. This relationship, established in 1787, is based on Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, and has been given form and substance by numerous treaties, laws, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Orders. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. The IHS provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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.

Louisiana Children's Trust Fund

The mission of the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund is to prevent child abuse and neglect among Louisiana’s children and families through building strong cross-sector partnerships and through increased child safety public awareness. The purpose of the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund is: Support community-based efforts to develop, operate, expand, enhance and coordinate initiatives, programs and activities to prevent child abuse and neglect. Support the coordination of resources and activities to better strengthen and support families to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. Foster understanding, appreciation and knowledge of diverse populations in order to effectively prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

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.

Prevent Child Abuse America

Child abuse and neglect prevention is possible, and here are the crucial issues Prevent Child Abuse America addresses every day: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Prevention, Child Neglect Prevention, Child Physical Abuse Prevention, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention.

Volunteers for Youth Justice

Programs include Youth Programs, The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA), Truancy Assessment Service Center (TASC), Court Programs (FINS), and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive. TASC is a prevention program, providing early identification and assessment of school absences for children grades K-5. Through this program, children and families are given the opportunity to informally and voluntarily resolve chronic absenteeism without court involvement. FINS or Families in Need of Service are programs for families on the verge of crisis due to the ungovernable behavior of a child. The primary goal of FINS is to secure appropriate services to remedy the family’s dysfunction. TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.

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.

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