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.
Child in Need of Care Cases
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) starts Child in Need of Care (CINC) cases when they determine that a child has experienced some form of neglect. While the goal of CINC cases is "reunification," or having the child go home, parents need to know about the CINC process and parental rights and responsibilities during the process.
Child Welfare Services in Louisiana
Child welfare services in Louisiana are provided by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). These services include foster care, adoption, family preservation, and family reunification services. They also provide services to help strengthen families, such as in-home counseling, parenting education and support, and other supportive services. DCFS also provides home visits and assessments to ensure the safety and well-being of children in Louisiana.
Child Abuse And Neglect
This information covers an overview of the risk factors, symptoms, and signs of child abuse and neglect. If you know a Louisiana child is being abused or neglected, call toll-free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 855-4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437)
Family and Medical Leave Rights
This resource answers some common questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act, an important federal law.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Resource Guide
The resource is about custody, visitation, and other legal problems that face grandparents.
What You Should Know About Custody
Frequently asked questions and answers about custody issues.
Visitation and Who Has the Right to It
Answers to some frequently asked questions about visitation.
Getting Help From the Court in Your Custody Case
In a child custody case, parents may need to ask the Court for help to make sure that important issues are thoroughly considered. This article discusses asking the Court for help related to a parent's drug use, mental health issues, or unwillingness to come to an agreement about issues relating to the child.
About Public Benefits
This information covers public benefits, which are government-funded programs that help individuals and families in need. Public benefits can include cash and income assistance, health care, food assistance, housing assistance, and tax benefits. Depending on the program, eligibility for public benefits may require a person or family to meet certain income and resource requirements.
Child support is a payment that one parent pays to the other for the financial support of the children. It is usually paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. It may also include medical, dental, and other forms of insurance premiums.
Pregnancy Discrimination in Employment
Do you feel you have been discriminated against because of your pregnancy? This resource goes over the pregnancy discrimination process in employment situations and the process to file a pregnancy discrimination claim.
A Guide to Child Custody in Louisiana
This comprehensive guide to child custody in Louisiana covers: Understanding Child Custody, Establishing Child Custody, Modifying Child Custody, and Exercising + Enforcing Child Custody. The guide includes information on paternity, relocation, contempt, failure to exercise or allow custody, the standards for changing child custody judgments, and much more.