Department of Children and Family Services http://wwno.org en La. Bans Use of Welfare Money on Tobacco, Liquor http://wwno.org/post/la-bans-use-welfare-money-tobacco-liquor <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana's social services department has banned the spending of welfare money on cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets.</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 17:00:53 +0000 The Associated Press 30410 at http://wwno.org Casino Program Nets $806K in Back Child Support http://wwno.org/post/casino-program-nets-806k-back-child-support <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The state Department of Children and Family Services has intercepted more than $806,000 in casino winnings from 599 parents to cover back child support payments.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:31:26 +0000 The Associated Press 28167 at http://wwno.org La. to Get More Isaac Recovery Funds http://wwno.org/post/la-get-more-isaac-recovery-funds <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending $7.4 million to Louisiana in Hurricane Isaac recovery funds to help impacted families with additional household and education needs and more.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26645 at http://wwno.org Child abuse hotline: 114,000 calls in first year http://wwno.org/post/child-abuse-hotline-114000-calls-first-year <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services says its child abuse and neglect hotline has received 114,000 calls in its first year, and more than 50,000 of those calls reported suspected abuse or neglect.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:17:02 +0000 The Associated Press 15689 at http://wwno.org