Supporting the Educational Needs of Students in Foster Care: Laws and Services

Children and youth in foster care represent one of the most vulnerable student subgroups in the country. Studies find that children in foster care are much more likely to struggle academically and fall behind in school than their peers. As … Read More

Legislative Updates for Child Welfare Stakeholders

It is important for child welfare stakeholders to be up to date on changes to law and policy that affect Child in Need of Care (CINC) cases. The 2023 Legislative Session did not see as many changes to Louisiana Children’s … Read More

 Family Time (Visitation) in Child of Need Care Cases

When appropriate for children, frequent family time can help maintain healthy connections and lessen the negative impact of separation for both the child and the family. The phrase “family time” is utilized based on the premise that the term “visitation” … Read More

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is an agreement among all 50 States, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the movement and safe placement of children between states when the children are sent out-of-state for … Read More

Children Without Immigration Status

Immigration status is an integral part of a Child in Need of Care (CINC) case for children who have no status. As stakeholders, it is important for us to understand the reasons children without immigration status are in our state … Read More

Louisiana’s Extended Foster Care Program

In 2019, Act 400 created an extended foster care (EFC) program in Louisiana for youth who exit foster care on their 18th birthday. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) worked with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Youth Villages, and … Read More


Do You Have a Problem? Can a Motion Solve That?

Motions are a strategic tool that can be used in a variety of ways to improve outcomes in Louisiana Child in Need of Care (CINC) cases. Filed by an attorney or party, a motion seeks a specific order of the … Read More

Reasonable Efforts: Overview of Law and Fiscal Implications

In this training, the presenters will address important questions often raised by stakeholders: Objectives: Speakers: