Community Service Dept

627 N 4th St
Baton Rouge LA 70802

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The Louisiana Office of Community Service is a division of the Louisiana Department of Social Services. The Office of Community Services provides for the public child welfare functions of the state and administers the federal grants for services directed at meeting the special needs of Louisiana's most vulnerable citizens. Programs and services include adoption registry, adoption services, adoption petitions, family services, foster care services and foster parents. The office also operates the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund that serves as a catalyst for abuse and neglect prevention efforts in Louisiana. Among its responsibilities are the creation of a plan for prevention of child abuse, presentation of its annual review to the governor and legislature, and the funding of community-based child abuse and neglect programs to public and nonprofit organizations through its grant process. The Louisiana Office of Community Service is located in Baton Rouge, La.