The Third Circuit Court of Appeal upholds a trial court's decision to remove UMC and Louisiana's Department of Social Services from a case involving the wrongful death of an 11-year-old. This is a case of a Grand Coteau mother accused of killing her own child.
The story began back... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Social Services received a "D" grade for the way it policed programs under its jurisdiction in the last fiscal year, according to a legislative auditor's report released Monday. The report cited nine areas, in which auditors found poor financial controls in... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Department of Social Services would be renamed and reorganized, under a bill that received unanimous approval Monday from the state Senate. The changes would eliminate layers of midlevel management that were targeted by a government streamlining panel as inefficient and unnecessary bureaucracy in the... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lawyers for a Lafayette group home whose license was revoked last month have filed an appeal with the Louisiana Department of Social Services.
The state license for Harmony Center's Vermilion Group Home was pulled after an October inspection.
DSS said it found children were... more »
Life has been a roller coaster for sisters Page and Ashley. They have been in adoption since last year around Christmas time, but have been in care for almost two years. In 2007, they lost their mother to a car crash on HWY 90.
After their father chose not... more »
Events planned across state all month
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) will celebrate the 451 families who made adoptive commitments to 582 Louisiana children over the past year at the 11th Annual Adoption Celebration today (Friday, November 6) beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the... more »
Park Vista Elementary officials say they don't agree with how the Department of Social Services handled an alleged case of child abuse. Wednesday, a four year old student showed up at school with severe burns to his feet,allegedly at the hands of his father.
Both the school and D.S.S.... more »
Initial Risk Assessment Results in 12 Operating Licenses Being Revoked:
BATON ROUGE - As part of the child care licensing reform efforts announced in September, Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) Secretary Kristy Nichols today announced that an initial 90-day assessment of a select number of child care centers... more »